Just a week ago

by heathers on May 10, 2014

The cast of OKC is breathing easy tonight, still feeling all the feels of the show that was attended by 400 Oklahomans and other friends. Just a week ago, we were anxious and excited and gulping big gulps of air, anticipating sharing our stories, opening our hearts and giving a glimpse into our hearts and souls as we all spoke of motherhood.

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If you were there, many thanks for being with us. Your presence was felt and meant the world to us.

If you were a sponsor, we could not do this without you. You entrusted us to put on a first-rate show and that’s exactly what we did.

If you are looking for a worthy cause, please consider ReMerge when you consider giving of your resources. If you’d like to purchase show pictures from our photographer, Sheradee Hurst Photography, 100% of the proceeds will go to ReMerge.

If you weren’t there, we missed you. We’ll see you next year, though.

 

     

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There is a reason

by heathers on April 30, 2014

from Misti Pryor, producer/director

There is a reason, beyond any of the obvious ones why I am so passionate about Listen To Your Mother.

 

It has everything to do with community and voice and validating our existence here. It has everything to do with catharsis and honor and memory and forward motion and it has everything to do with connection.

 

 

Telling our stories is the very heart of this movement. Finding those connections and that catharsis.

 

 

Getting to support a local cause, such as ReMerge, is the buttercream icing on that dark chocolate cupcake.

 

 

By telling our stories, we give light to the darkness, we peel back the layer and reveal that we are all really just doing the best that we can. We are surviving this madhouse, some better than others, but we are surviving and there is comfort in knowing that we are not alone.

 

 

Struggle is a common denominator and even if we have a sparkling kitchen without one piece of hand crusted silverware that we looked at and thought…”clean enough” before we threw it in the drawer, or if we are really just struggling to lift our heads up off of the pillow each morning, there is a validating solace found when you hear these stories.

 

 

Me Too.

 

 

Every story is important.

 

It’s scary to stand up and speak these words. Beyond scary.

 

Sunday afternoon, we will do just that.

 

Together.

 

 

“It’s . . . that security that comes from being a part of something bigger than myself”—Stacy Lindsly, 2014 #LTYM #OKC cast member

A portion of show proceeds will go to ReMerge. Check out the good work they do HERE, then buy your tickets HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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Whispers of #LTYM #OKC #2014

April 27, 2014

    This time next week, the 2014  Listen To Your Mother Show in Oklahoma City will be in the books. But, if you’re impatient, as I am, you might want a sneak peak … so here ya go.       She was a bootlegger and a coin dancer, but preached the importance of being a lady. She would take her dark hair and dye it red and wear it in updo’s to look like her idols, Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball.   To love regardless and flawless and not this damn busted-up kind of love, the broke kind. And time doesn’t give do-overs, no call-backs on these last ten years. It won’t wait for all the shoulds to be in place. It just rolls on like a river, sometimes raging, sometimes calm, but always moving.       He didn’t know Mother very well and dutifully reported her dates of birth […]

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High Five for Julie Bohannon

April 17, 2014

Meet Julie Bohannon! Julie is co-Director of the Listen To Your Mother Show in Oklahoma City. Let’s get to know Julie a little bit better with her high five. How would you describe yourself as a writer? I’m a coffee pot of stories…stories percolate in me for a long time (like years) before they bubble out. The story comes out when it is time. What is the craziest piece of advice your Mom gave you? “Don’t be afraid of challenging the utility companies if they want to cut your trees, they can’t chop anything down if you are standing in the way.” Favorite quote I live by? “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting” e.e.cummings As a child, what did you wish to become when you grow up? […]

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High Five for Heather Davis

April 16, 2014

Meet Heather Davis! Heather is the co-Producer of the Oklahoma City Listen To Your Mother Show. Her piece can best be summed up with the word: REVERSAL. Let’s get to know Heather a little bit better with her high five. Q. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to write mystery books like Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown. I even wrote a table of contents and it scared the crap out of me, so I threw it in the trash. I knew then that I’d be a good writer. Q. Best movie for a Saturday Night? A League of Their Own. The whole family loves it. We laugh, we cry, we talk about the way things used to be, we sing Carly Simon songs. Well, maybe I sing Carly Simon songs, but you get the picture, right? Q. What’s […]

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