Did you miss our Mother’s Day show at The Barrymore? Now you can watch our stories on YouTube!

This year, LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER gave motherhood a microphone in 41 cities — over 500 stories told, with thousands of live-listeners in audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

ELEESE BOHANNON-SCOTT reads at our 2016 DC show, by Julie Lowery Photography

Here in Madison, in true #LTYM tradition, hundreds of folks gathered at The Barrymore to listen to a diverse group of Madisonians sharing their humorous, moving, and profound words. You can watch the 2016 Madison show by clicking this playlist.

Lisa Estrella Yang reads in the 2016 LTYM Madison show. Photo by Johnny and Marie Justice

Lisa Estrella Yang reads in the 2016 LTYM Madison show. Photo by Johnny and Marie Justice

 

With heartfelt thanks and enormous gratitude to our 2016 cast and production team, and to our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16, Luvs, and local sponsors The Century House, Pasqual’s Cantina, Dragonfly Hot Yoga, Black Belt America, Half-Pint Resale, Brava Magazine, Lakeside Press, Happy Bambino and our photographers Justice and Justice Productions.

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We also invite you to experience voices from our shows all across North America featuring powerful true stories that capture all facets of contemporary parenting (as well as stories about our own upbringing) including very timely personal narratives given the recent events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Shaker Heights, and Dallas. On the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel we feature a variety of playlists by topic, and for 2016 we’ve added two new playlists–one with stories about race, and another with stories from LGBTQ families.

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That’s a wrap Madison!

by takeylabenton on May 15, 2016

Through the stores we share at Listen to Your Mother we are connecting to each other. Building bridges and finding friends. Sharing stories that stick with our soul…

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2016 LTYM Madison cast by Johnny Justice

Ann Imig, Brandice Hatcher, Iya Dunni, Opal Tomashevska, Takeyla Benton, Oscar Mireles, Lisa Estrella Yang, Kate Auger, Rosita González, Michelle N. Watkins, Amber C. Walker, Sarah Jedd, Nuria Vega Moffat, Vida Groman

None of this could continue to happen with out the support of our sponsors and you, the LTYM community.

Thank you SheKnows #BlogHer16, Luvs, The Century House, Pasqual’s Cantina, Dragonfly Hot Yoga, Black Belt America, Half-Pint Resale, Brava Magazine, Lakeside Press, Happy Bambino and our photographers Justice and Justice Productions.

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We are proud to have raised over $1000 for our local charity, Literacy Network. This puts them a little closer to raising the funds needed to move into a larger space where they can provide more services to more families in the Madison area. If you are still interested in donating more or volunteering, visit Literacy Network online  for more information.

 

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Come back to visit us this summer when all 2016 LTYM videos get released on our youtube.com/LTYMShow channel! Ann, Darcy, Susan and I thank you for another amazing year!

 

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2016 LTYM Madison production team: Takeyla Benton, Susan Yong, Ann Imig, Darcy Dederich

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Spotlight on Madison Cast Member: Oscar Mireles

May 3, 2016

With this year’s show right around the corner, we’re down to our last cast spotlight. We asked Oscar Mireles a few questions to learn a bit more about him… Oscar Mireles is a published poet and he is also the Editor of three anthologies titled “I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos In Wisconsin”.  He was recently appointed the “Poet Laureate” of the City of Madison for 2016-2018. Mr. Mireles has received numerous awards and recognition for his service to the community. He is the Executive Director of Omega School, where he has been employed for the past 21 years. Omega School provides GED preparation and adult basic education services to Dane County young adults, who do not possess a high school diploma. During his tenure, he has personally assisted over 3,000 students with earning a GED/HSED credential. *** Are you looking forward to the show? Scared? Or both? After reading about the first […]

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Spotlight on Madison Cast Member: Vida Groman

April 29, 2016

Vida is up next in our series of posts spotlighting cast members of our LTYM: Madison show! Vida means Life in Spanish and Beloved in Hebrew. So to Vida Groman, her name means Beloved Life and her work reflects that energy. She has worked as a therapist, life coach, and healer with individuals, couples and small groups, and as a teacher and facilitator with organizations for over 25 years and still loves it all (www.vidagroman.com). Her work is about guiding people to connect with their heart so that they can live with authenticity, courage, joy and passion. And part of Vida’s passion is “writing from her soul”. She is currently compiling her writings for a book. *** Are you looking forward to the show? Scared? Or both? I am so looking forward to this show. As for being scared…..it is more like bubbling excitement that forgets itself from time to time and shows […]

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Madison’s Hidden Gem: The Century House GIFT SHOP

April 28, 2016

If you’ve ever attended a LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: MADISON show, you’re familiar with our exquisite sets designed and furnished by local sponsor The Century House: You might also know that Century House is Madison’s premier destination for modern Scandinavian interiors.   But do you know about their hidden gem? My absolute FAVORITE place for gifts at any price point? Be it jewelry, textiles, home decor, accessories, handmade art, cards or prints, The Century House gift shop at 3029 University Avenue creates a cozy shopping destination with a great selection of unique quality gifts. Better yet, they’re offering a giveaway to one lucky LTYM fan! Comment below by WEDNESDAY MAY 4th NOON CST for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate PLUS two tickets to the 7th annual LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: MADISON show on Mother’s Day! We’ll pick one lucky winner at random and share the news on social media Thursday […]

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