Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit returns to Saint Andrew’s Hall for our 4th and final show this spring!

We’re one of the 33 cities celebrating Listen to Your Mother in it’s epic, grand finale season. How can you be a part of this epic, North American celebration of our mothers, our caretakers, and ourselves ?

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“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Fitzgerald’s words have always been one of my favorite quotes about storytelling, speaking to me about how stories can take us places we want — or need — to go.

Listen to Your Mother 2016 videos

Denise Smith, captured by Chris Ahern Photography

Sharing Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit shows with our audience is such a gift, but we know not everyone can come watch our storytellers in person. Maybe you had a scheduling conflict or live in another city without access to Wonder Woman’s invisible jet. Maybe you didn’t know about #LTYM until after it happened this year, when the stories were only echoes seeping into the floorboards and the walls at St. Andrew’s Hall.

We invite you to watch Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit 2016 through this playlist on the #LTYM YouTube channel

We give heartfelt thanks and enormous gratitude to our 2016 cast and production team, and to our North American sponsors SheKnows #BlogHer16Luvs, and local sponsors and our photographers Chris Ahern Photography and Monroe Fox Photography.

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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LTYM 2016: It’s a wrap!

May 19, 2016

Every year, LTYM surprises me in new ways. During our opening, Angela and I talked about the similarities and differences between us — both “us” as The Angelas and “us” as a universal group of people coming together to share stories. Taking the stage with Angela to bring LTYM 2016 to life was truly a gift. Every year, I think I can’t fall more in love with Saint Andrew’s Hall, more in love with LTYM as a project, more in love with storytelling. Every year, I’m wrong. The stage is just a small part of the LTYM experience, though of course it’s the crowning jewel that fills hearts with adrenaline, laughter, tears, and heartache. So much more goes into Listen to Your Mother than those final hours on the stage, and Angela and I couldn’t do what we do without our sponsors, both local and North American, without our fabulous, inspiring national team, […]

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Introducing Ellen Piligian

April 29, 2016

1. What’s your favorite place in Michigan? I’ve always loved downtown Detroit. 2. If you could invite 5 mothers to dinner at your house, fictional, celebrity, or otherwise, who would they be? My mom, both of my grandmothers (I only met one) and at least two of my great-grandmothers because I would love to meet them and learn more about my family history. 3. What are you currently a) binge watching on Netflix, b) reading, or c) both? Reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I’ve been surprisingly fascinated by The People v. O.J. Simpson FX mini-series. 4. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from a mother or mother figure? My mom was the one who could always help tame my nerves. One thing she’d say: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” It was her way of getting me to realize it’s almost never that bad. She wanted us […]

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Introducing Jenny VanBuskirk

April 28, 2016

1. What’s your favorite place in Michigan? Sugar Springs, a little place “up north” that we went to for several summers when I was a kid. It’s filled with memories of ice cream, putt-putt, jumping off bunk beds, and being carefree and deliriously happy. 2. If you could invite 5 mothers to dinner at your house, fictional, celebrity, or otherwise, who would they be? I have this uncanny ability of giving birth on family members’ birthdays (or the day after), and for me, it’s been this incredible tie to the women in my family who labored on the same day I did, years (decades!) before. I’d love to have them all together for a meal and share our stories! That would be one grandmother, two great grandmothers, and one great great grandmother. And then of course my own mother, and not only because I’d have to have her come help me make dinner, […]

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