Four weeks ago, on a cold, dreary, rainy, un-spring like Saturday in May, a group of seriously kick*ss women got on a make-shift, intimate stage in a church in Jamaica Plain and performed Boston’s third annual Listen To Your Mother show. Even though Jessica and I had heard everyone’s stories several times before show day, hearing them again in front of an audience as part of the show we had hoped to create for months was so much more powerful and amazing than we had anticipated.
Oh, what energy that morning when we gathered in the church! We were a little nervous, but mostly so excited and thrilled to stand up together and share our stories. I have fond memories of sitting around laughing as we set up the stage and all of our equipment. Here’s our fabulous videographer, Austin!
Our cast and their stories represented a wide range of what motherhood can be. From the funny to the heart-breaking to the edgy to the unexpected to the let-me-break-your-heart-yet-again, to the utterly courageous, our stories were true and uniquely ours.
The venue ended up being the perfect size for us, and when we walked out to start the show, the room was packed. What a wonderful sight to see so many family members, friends, and former LTYM cast members who came out to see our show and support us. I loved watching people’s faces as they laughed, shed tears, hugged each other, and nodded in agreement as we read our stories. And we raised $240 for BARCC!
It was such an honor and privilege to participate in this show with these phenomenal women and their words and stories, and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful creation. Thank you all for supporting our show!
Many thanks to Amy Emily Photography for these wonderful photos! Stay tuned– videos from this show will be up on the LTYM YouTube channel in July!by