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Meet the Cast: Ejima Baker-Morales

by Kate on March 24, 2017

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Ejima Baker-Morales is an educator and artist. Her experiences growing up in Trinidad, going to school in Cuba and living in DC and NYC frequently find their way into her work. Her artistic and academic work focuses on the experiences of women, popular culture, race and sexuality. She has a BA in Africana Studies and Music from Barnard College, Columbia University, a MA in Ethnomusicology from CUNY, and a PhD in Anthropology from the New School University. When she is not teaching or performing, she is creating new works and enjoying being a mother and a partner.

Want to hear more? Here is a little Q&A:

LTYM: Who IS Ejima?

Ejima: I am a singer, writer, reader, dancer, and a lover of food, friends and HGTV. A long time ago, I started experimenting with different modes of storytelling. That probably came from growing up with my grandmother, my great-grandmother and a family that is too numerous to count. My family laughs loud, cooks all the time and loves hard. I am a reflection of them.

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LTYM: When did you first start thinking about your mother as an individual person and not just “mom”?

Ejima: I really starting thinking about my mother as a woman when I left to go to college. Confronting my own feelings of loneliness and looking for my own place in the world made me wonder how she did it and admire her journey.

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LTYM: What is one of your favorite things you’ve ever written?

Ejima: 

I am the smell of sugarcane fields burning in the heat of the afternoon
Burnt sugar boiling, oozing, seeping into the dark earth
Touch me and know my history.

I am a womb pulsating with power
DNA is colliding, synapses are connecting, tiny fists to be held up in the air are being formed
Can you see the multitudes on my horizon?

I am a nation built on hope, feminism and actual democracy
Come here if you wish to love, be loved, learn, listen and speak
Tell me, will you be a patriot?

LTYM: What do you wish most for your children?

Ejima: Having kids is a act of faith, a tangible reminder that you have hope for the future. I want my kids to be happy, healthy, financially comfortable and loved. In this particular political climate and in this particular country, I want my kids to know that they are worthy and valuable and beautiful.

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Thanks Ejima!

Check back next week for another DC cast member spotlight…

Have you purchased your tickets to the show yet? Space is limited so don’t wait! Click HERE for full details.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Tom Dolan Swim School

by Kate on March 20, 2017

This year, LTYM DC is beyond thrilled to have the support of U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Tom Dolan and the Tom Dolan Swim School.

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Providing a state of the art purpose-built swim school facility and system that teaches swimmers — from 3 months all the way up to adults — solid fundamentals that are essential for water-safety, recreational and competitive swimming.

The Tom Dolan Swim School’s main goal, as highlighted in the tag line ‘Swim Thru Life’, is to provide their customers with water-safety education, self-esteem and confidence in the water — safety skills and life lessons that will stay with your kids forever.

It is never too late for you or your children to learn the essential life skill of swimming. Being safe and confident in the water is an important skill for everyone! Here are some of their most popular offerings:

Weekday Morning Waterbabies Classes:

Waterbabies I

– For babies age 3 months to 1 ½ years old
– No assessment required
– Classes taught by teacher and parents/caregivers
– No lesson fees until baby is 6 months old

Waterbabies II

– Monday and Tuesday 9:30am-10am
– Fridays 11am- 11:30am
– Teacher led class for babies and their parents or caregivers
– For babies age 1 ½ to 2 ½ years old
– No assessment required

Spring Break Swim Camp:

– The Spring Break Camp is made up of one 30-minute lesson each day of the week (Monday thru Friday) between 1pm and 3pm.
– Dates: April 10 – April 14

Summer Swim Camp:

– 8 weeks of summer camps with classes offered between the hours of 1pm and 3pm
– Camp runs for 1 week (Monday through Friday) and is made up of one 30-minute lesson each day of the week

Tom Dolan’s swim school isn’t just a school, it’s a community of families. Providing children with an opportunity to learn water-safety is a priority for all parents, and we couldn’t be happier to have the Tom Dolan Swim School as a sponsor for our 2017 show.

Have you purchased your tickets to the show yet? Space is limited so don’t wait! Click HERE for full details.

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Meet the Cast: Alison Rascher

March 16, 2017

Alison Rascher heads a multi-generational household which includes 3 boys, a father-in-law, a husband and a dog (who’s also sorta a boy now). As the wife of a college baseball coach, she’s happy to say she finally understands the drop third strike rule and aspires to have a dugout phone in her kitchen, if that means she can reach her husband more easily. Alison likes to write reflections on motherhood, intergenerational exploits, and the world of boys at Ears Like an Elephant Want to hear more? Here is a little Q&A: LTYM: How did you discover LTYM? Alison: An old college friend, and fellow coach’s wife was in the LTYM St. Louis cast a few years ago and encouraged me to give it a try – or two! LTYM: What is the craziest thing you remember saying to your children? Alison: I told my kids I was a Jedi for years and had a pink light saber but I had […]

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Meet the DC Cast: Hannah Grieco

March 9, 2017

Hannah Grieco is a mom and teacher in Arlington, Virginia. Mental health advocacy has become a personal mission, as her family has struggled with and pushed through significant challenges in the past few years. She is extremely grateful for this opportunity to share one moment on that journey. Want to hear more? Here is a little Q&A: LTYM: Who IS Hannah? Hannah: A person, a mother, a wife. A daughter, a teacher, a runner, a fighter. Now more than ever, a fighter. But in quieter, more secret ways than I used to be. I am learning to be a listener, and a student. I am learning what it means to be in my fourth decade of life, on a path I never expected to set foot on, and to embrace that push into what scares me. LTYM: How did you discover LTYM? Hannah: A friend sent me the link, and she wrote, “You […]

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Introducing the 2017 Listen to Your Mother DC Cast!

February 27, 2017

Please join us in congratulating the 2017 Listen to Your Mother DC cast! Jennifer Andos Ejima Baker-Morales Lou-Ann Wattley Belk Stephanie Dulli (director) Hannah Grieco Jessica Haney Taylor Harris Kate Coveny Hood (producer) Lottie Joiner LaPonda Kersey-Salisbury Rachel Nusbaum Nina Parrish Alison Rascher Cast bios will be available soon.  We hope you can join us May 7th at 2 p.m. at the Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn, VA. Tickets are available now! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! by

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