The 2014 Listen To Your Mother Videos Are Here!

by Stephanie P. on August 5, 2014

Watch the 2014 LTYM: Nashville show on our YouTube channel.

Thanks to LTYM’s video sponsor CollegeSavingsChillout.com by T. Rowe Price, we have added 400 new videos from the 2014 shows!! Check out EVERYBODY FREAKS OUT– their funny children’s-style book for parents–only five bucks and 100% proceeds benefit Junior Achievement USA.

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It’s official: Nashville loves Motherhood

by brigid on April 29, 2014

Our show this past Saturday night still feels like it was a dream. Did that really happen? Was it really that amazing? It’s sort of like your wedding day, where it’s all a bit fuzzy and blurry but you look at the pictures and realize yes, everything really was that beautiful and incredible.

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Nashville showed up in a BIG way to support our first local Listen To Your Mother. Our official tally is 567 people in attendance! THAT IS INCREDIBLE!

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We couldn’t possibly have had a better cast. These women are now our family, and sharing this experience has been nothing short of magical. That they opened up their hearts, got up on that stage, and did so with an unparalleled amount of poise and grace is something for which we will forever be thankful. THEY are the ones who made this show special. They made it meaningful, and real and honest for everyone who was in that theater on Saturday night.

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Thank you to Jo Dee, Marcela, Joy, Tasneem, Tobi, Leisa, J’laine, Liza, Lisa, Jo, and Joanna. You will forever be the original cast of LTYM Nashville…maybe someday we can do a reunion tour on Broadway. :)

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We absolutely could not have pulled this off without the amazing help of both our National and Local sponsors, and want to especially acknowledge and thank Chevy and BlogHer for stepping up as our National supporters this year.

In Nashville, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital and StagePost media productions were amazing partners as our presenting sponsors and there are no words to thank them for their amazing support! BOHAN Advertising was a huge supporter of ours as well, and we’re so thrilled they immediately stepped up to support this show and make it a reality.  Thank you to StyleBlueprint, Moxie Print Market, Kerry Woo Photography, Fido, Salsa Restaurant, and Chaffin’s Barn dinner theater for partnering with us as well for 2014. We love you all and truly appreciate your support!

The best part of having such an amazing turnout for the show was that 10% of all ticket proceeds will go to support Thistle Farms. They were on site selling their hand made beauty products and our audience members were flocking the table! It was so fantastic to see and we’re so proud to be able to support such a wonderful community program.

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Thank you to everyone who supported us in this crazy adventure from day 1. Who knew that a year ago when Brigid attended the Chicago show that we’d be RENTING OUT TPAC ourselves and have such a groundswell to this movement right here in our hometown!

The reaction has been breathtaking:

“The show was outstanding. The words that come to mind are Courage, Raw, Real, Hysterical. Love love loved it!!”

“It was brave and brilliant. So glad that I was able to be there and hear all of these amazing women speak.” 

“What a fantastic evening to share with these women! Tears of laughter and of joy! I was going to say “Mission Accomplished” but I think the mission has just begun!” 

And our personal favorite story is an anecdote of an exchange that took place after the show in the men’s bathroom between two guys:

“How many times did you cry?” 

“About 3.”

“Dude, me too!” 

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Thank you, Nashville. It was our honor to be a part of this national movement celebrating Motherhood. We love you and can’t wait to see you next year!

Brigid, Anne & Carrie

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All Photos in this post are by Kerry Woo Photography

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Local sponsor spotlight: StagePost

April 16, 2014

Listen To Your Mother is as much a stage production for a live audience as it is a social media endeavor. The readings that take place on April 26, 2014 will live on in perpetuity (or as long as YouTube is around) for a much wider audience to enjoy, share, and discuss for years to come. This means the video production needs for this special event are critically important, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have StagePost as our media production partner. We know we’re in the best hands possible with this experienced crew and that the videos we’ll have to share with online audiences will best-in-class. StagePost is a media and communications firm specializing in advertising, marketing, corporate communications and public relations, whose primary service areas are Retail, Science & Engineering, Healthcare & Manufacturing.  A full-service media firm, they offer a complete array of creative and technical services to match any […]

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The Nashville cast members are ready for you!

April 8, 2014

That wraps up our meet the cast series! We hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit more about these lovely ladies. Show day is fast approaching – make sure you have your ticket so you see everyone in action up on the big stage!

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Meet the Nashville cast: Leisa Hammett

April 7, 2014

Leisa A. Hammett is a Nashville-based author, blogger and speaker who has crafted opportunity out of what can be labeled as adversity. She is the single, divorced mother of an almost 20-year-old daughter, Grace Walker Goad, who has moderately severe autism and, yet, is an accomplished artist for whom Hammett serves as an “ARTism agent.” Together, mother and daughter appeared on The View’s autism episode last decade. Hammett is a 30-year communications veteran, including freelance newspaper, magazine and wire service reporting and the ownership of a small corporate communications business in Atlanta. Her freelance writing credits include San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Country Gardens Magazine, and others. The Greenville, S.C.-native was the associate editor the first two years of NashvilleArts Magazine’s launch and served as a Tennessean Moderator of MusicCityMoms.com and MomsLikeMe.com. In 2009, she published a coffee table book with local photographer Rebekah Pope, entitled From Heartache to Hope: Middle Tennessee Families Living with Autism. She is currently finishing on […]

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