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Nina Parrish: Rediscovering the Joy of “No!”

May 10, 2017

We are so incredibly proud of this year’s show! And we’d love to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there with us. We’ll be sharing the pieces that were read here (in show order) – which is about as close as we could get!  Our seventh reader was Nina Parrish… Rediscovering the Joy of “No!” “NO!” She smiles as she says it like she is telling me a secret or reminding me of a memory I had forgotten long ago. She enunciates the newly-learned syllable, and the short word rolls off of her tongue with force. There is no doubting what she means to say. Our conversations now sound like this: “Do you want some chicken?” “No!” “Do you want to go downstairs?” “No!” “Do you want to take a bath?” “No!” She delights in her newfound ability to make her opinion known. Her lips pucker around the word and her eyebrows furrow. […]

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Ejima Baker-Morales: Zero

May 10, 2017

We are so incredibly proud of this year’s show! And we’d love to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there with us. We’ll be sharing the pieces that were read here (in show order) – which is about as close as we could get!  Our sixth reader was Ejima Baker-Morales… Zero 10. 10 fives make fifty years that she spent with him. 50 years, a half century. It should have been something to celebrate. She had always dreamt of happily ever after, holding hands, long walks on beaches, movie love. Who fantasizes about a nightmare that you can’t wake up from? 9. At least 9 times a day, especially these days, she would tell anyone fool enough to listen that she deserved better, that she deserved to be loved, to be cherished, why did God blight her with her brute of a husband? 8. Eight children. Would have been 11 but there were […]

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Rachel Nusbaum: She Was There

May 10, 2017

We are so incredibly proud of this year’s show! And we’d love to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there with us. We’ll be sharing the pieces that were read here (in show order) – which is about as close as we could get!  Our fourth reader was Producer, Kate Coveny Hood with My Favorite Day. And our Fifth was Rachel Nusbaum… She Was There On the snowy night in March after hours of pushing and popped blood vessels on my swollen face. Showering me with concern and tending to me as her first grandchild lay beside us in the hospital bassinet. She was there. Same baby, back at my home. Taking the bundle from my arms and bringing her down the stairs, blessedly, so I could take a morning nap after being up half the night. When that baby wouldn’t stop crying, cried longer than we knew was possible for a human […]

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Thank You 2017 Sponsors!

May 9, 2017

We’d like to give a final THANK YOU to our fabulous 2017 sponsors who made our show possible with their generous financial contributions:                   We also want to give a standing ovation to this year’s local cause, My Sister’s Place. Each year, we donate a percentage of ticket proceeds to a local non-profit organization that supports women, children and families. My Sister’s Place is DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, and the work they do saves lives. Their enthusiasm for Listen to Your Mother has taken ours to an entirely new level – and we look forward to our continuing partnership! And of course, it goes without saying…though we’ll say it: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! by

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Taylor Harris: Mothering in Black and White

May 9, 2017

We are so incredibly proud of this year’s show! And we’d love to share it with everyone who couldn’t be there with us. We’ll be sharing the pieces that were read here (in show order) – which is about as close as we could get!  Our third reader was Taylor Harris… Mothering in Black and White I used to blame Elsa and Anna. Who invited these white girls to the party? Get those thick braids and bad ombre outta my face. My daughter hadn’t even seen Frozen, but she was obsessed. Her preschool friends knew the songs, so she knew the songs. At home, we watched PBS and the Williams sisters, but it didn’t matter. Elsa was everywhere. We could be in line at the grocery store, buying tampons, and Elsa would stare down at me from a balloon: “There’s a storm brewing inside you, Taylor,” she’d say. “Let it go.” Now, I get […]

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