When I began LTYM in the spring of 2010, I could never ever have imagined the amazing talent that dozens (about to be hundreds!) of women would bring to this project just one year later–for so many different reasons, on so many different levels, and with so many different skill sets.
This fall, LTYM invited submissions for cities interested in hosting their own LTYM show in celebration of Mother’s Day 2012. The level of charisma, expertise, passion, savvy and sheer desire to bring this show home brought some amazing new (and familiar) faces into the LTYM fold. Today I’m thrilled to introduce for LTYM:DC the charming and funny Director Stephanie Stearns Dulli @minkymoo and the eloquent and lovely Producer Kate Coveny Hood @bigpieceofcake
Stephanie Stearns Dulli, Director, spent her formative years shilling on TV for products like Swiffer, Shout, Southwest…a lot of products that start with S; as well as portraying the moral compass Sister Mary Immaculata on the long running and extremely ‘creative’ soap Passions. She starred in and produced over 20 award winning theatre shows in the Los Angeles and her sketch troupe Lester McFwap served as the house comedy troupe for The Comedy Store. Her claim to fame is that she once made Jerry Seinfeld shoot milk out of his nose at Jerry’s Famous Deli. After a long slew of ‘B’ movies, she and her husband decided to get out of dodge to raise their son Max, who now asks every single day to be on television. Their plan backfired. Stephanie is now a stay at home mom to the previously mentioned smartypants and his younger brother, Huck. She fills her days writing for her personal humor blog Dial M for Minky, as well as The DCMoms, BabyZone and Just Be Enough. She is an on camera reporter for iVoices on iVillage and spends way too much time thrifting.
Kate Coveny Hood, Producer, is mother to three children (four if you count her husband). Kate wages a daily battle against feet on furniture, wrinkles, dust, a lack of personal time, the ever widening chasm between now and “when she used to work,” and the constant arrows that having a special needs child shoots directly into one’s heart. So far the dust and wrinkles are winning, but only because even the best of multitaskers have their limits. Recently describing herself as “a reluctant lemming” who clings to the ledge while others leap into the future ahead of her, she chose June of 2008 to risk the unknown and start her own blog, The Big Piece of Cake. Kate also writes about motherhood for Health News and about home decor for Style Key West.