Newbies rocked the Open Mic at #BlogHer16

by Ann on August 9, 2016

Listen To Your Mother co-hosted our 7th annual blogging Open Mic at #BlogHer16!

LTYM Founder Ann Imig

LTYM Founder Ann Imig

Word-lovers filled the room and threw their name in for a random chance to read at the microphone. We heard more readers than ever before, and a large proportion of writers new to the blogging and/or BlogHer scene.

Allie Heemstra reads "You Must Have the Audacity to do That Which Ignites Your Soul"

Allie Heemstra reads “You Must Have the Audacity to do That Which Ignites Your Soul”

We also heard from blogging veterans excited for a chance to share their work before a warm and receptive live audience.

Roshni reads "Compassion for Immigrants"

Roshni reads “Compassion for Immigrants”


Huge appreciation to everyone who came; to all who threw their name in the hat, and especially to our generous listeners–the warm and welcoming audience. Special thanks to all of our courageous readers:

Julie Anderson of Feminine Collective

Amy Arndt of The Amy Situation

Joy Bennett

Marla Carlton of Feminine Collective

Lauren Carlisle of The Olive Shoe

Dottie Camak

Suebob Davis of Suebob’s Red Stapler

Aida Davis

Michelle Dowell-Vest

Allie Heemstra of Allie Illuminated

Elise Cohen Ho of Ask Dr. Ho

Gail Hoffer-Loibl of Maybe I’ll Shower Today

Lauren James of The Olive Shoe

Jenny Kanevsky

Allison Kenny of Raising a Go Girl

Annie Reneau of Motherhood and More

Bridgette Ramirez of Golden Gate Bridgette

Roshni of Indian American Mom


Amy Stine of Tales From the Circus

Leigh Ann Torres of Genie in a Blog

Zakary Watson of Raising Colorado


A final and gigantic thank you to Listen To Your Mother’s North American media sponsor, SheKnows #BlogHer16

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