photo by Melissa Austin
Another amazing year for Listen to Your Mother! We have YOU to thank Madison. You showed up on Mother’s Day, 500 strong, to listen to the stories of love, strength, inspiration, hope and wisdom. You laughed with us, sighed with us, cried with us and hopefully found inspiration to write down your own stories.
Photo by Melissa Austin. Top left to right: De’Kendrea Stamps, Michelle Wildgen, Amanda Struckmeyer, Eileen Cecile, Melissa Falcon Field, Danielle Goldsmith, Beverly Davis, Sujhey Beisser, Laurel Bastian, Ann Garvin, Takeyla Benton & Ann Imig.
You learned about Simpson Street Free Press and all their efforts to ignite the love of learning in the kids in our community through rigorous writing curriculum. With your help we raised $1300 for this Madison non-profit! Fantastic! If you’re interested in doing more or keeping up with all they do over at Simpson Street Free Press, check out Simpson Street Free Press.
photo by Melissa Austin
Because of you Madison, 38 other cities across the country joined us to Listen to their Mothers along with countless others who picked up the highly praised book. None of this would be possible without the love and support of our national sponsors, SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 and Luvs. Our local sponsors, the The Century House, Pasqual’s Cantina, Dragonfly Hot Yoga, Brava Magazine, The Purple Goose, Black Belt America, Happy Bambino, Half-Pint Resale, & Lakeside Press allow us to give Motherhood A Microphone in Madison year after year.
Thanks to the Madison Youth Choir for sharing their beautiful voices with us all. Thank you to University Book Store for selling so many copies of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now to our audience. Thank you to Barrymore Theatre for providing our Madison LTYM home once again, and to our LTYM Madison alumni & SSFP volunteers: Rebecca Anderson-Brown, Enjoyiana Bonitaa, Cate Guggino, Suzy Grindrod, Deb & Hannah Nies, and Dija & James Manly. Claire Miller, SSFP Design Editor, thank you for such a moving call-to action.
We’re especially thankful to Melissa Austin for all the fabulous photography!
It goes with out saying-without all of your support and love, we wouldn’t be able to give motherhood a microphone. Ann, Darcy and I are looking forward to planning another amazing show for you next year and hopefully we’ll see you there either in the audience or auditioning to share your own story.
2015 LTYM Ushers Cate, Ana, Rebecca & Suzy
See this summer when all 2015 LTYM videos get released on our youtube.com/LTYMShow channel!
LTYM Madison 2015 Cast by Melissa Austin
Best wishes for continued success and special thanks to our fantastic 2015 intern Kasey Margelofsky (above left, pictured with cast). Good luck in Chicago! We’ll miss you!!