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2015 Nashville table read magic

by brigid on April 1, 2015

We’ll just get this out of the way and say this: If you don’t yet have plans to attend Listen To Your Mother in Nashville on May 2nd at TPAC, stop what you’re doing right now and get your tickets.

Because these people?

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This is what magic looks like in the real world. 

Walking in as a group of strangers and reading a very personal and heartfelt story (even if it includes hilarity about how you enjoy a bit of boozing and booty-shaking when your kids aren’t around) makes for a pretty special experience.

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It’s really hard to explain, but this year the three of us were much more tuned in and appreciative of just. how. nervous everyone was going into this afternoon. It’s a bit scary. But actively witnessing that transformation from a random group of people into the cast of a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Simply amazing.

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This is why we do this. Why we pour our hearts and souls into bringing the right pieces together and giving these lovely Nashvillians a stage to share their stories.

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They don’t even know it yet themselves. But they’re magic. Will you be there to see it in person? Tickets are on sale here.

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A huge thank you to Shabnam Aminmadani for once again capturing these moments and being a part of the day! We love you!

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Meet the Cast: Allison Brewer

by brigid on March 31, 2015

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Allison Brewer left an illustrious 10-year career as a high school special education teacher to pursue an equally rewarding vocation as a stay at home mom. She spends her days rounding up, teaching, battling, and enjoying her adorable 2-year-old. Allison enjoys travelling with her family to such exotic places as Nebraska and Costco. She also enjoys beating others at board games. Her husband, Scott, is an accomplished international church bureaucrat (Is that a thing?). Allison and her family look forward to the arrival of their second child later this Summer.

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Meet the Cast: Christy James

March 30, 2015

Christy James is a wife, mother, and perpetual volunteer! She can’t seem to say no when it comes to signing up to help. It was this need to volunteer for awesome things that led her to help during auditions for Listen To Your Mother last year. Christy was so moved and inspired by all the amazing people and stories that she vowed to write something for the next show. After talking herself out of it a dozen times, she finally took a chance and auditioned. Christy is absolutely thrilled to be a part of this incredible experience! When she isn’t working at the local preschool or volunteering for many, many cool things, Christy enjoys short walks on the beach, long naps on the weekends, pop trivia and all things tambourine and karaoke!! by

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Meet the Cast: Suzanne Nahay

March 25, 2015

Suzanne Nahay is a farm-raised, city girl at heart with a lifelong case of wanderlust. She’s the oldest of nine and mother of two who believes in the power of prayer, the power of the pen, and the power of AND. Relishing a life marked by paradox, Suzanne loves college football and Joan Didion, cheap beer and expensive perfume, Louis C.K. and C.S. Lewis, and classic red polish at the tips of her callused weightlifting hands. As a strategist and copywriter at Delevante Creative, Suzanne also stands firm in her belief that branding and advertising can be about truth-telling and difference-making, sharing stories and shaping lives for the better. Storytelling, fiction or non-, has been her life’s calling, first given a boost of confidence at age 12 when she won a local Young Author’s contest. Others’ words fed her passion through the years, from her Aunt Eileen’s letters written in an Austrian convent […]

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Meet the Cast: Mignon Francois

March 23, 2015

“Entrepreneurship is the ability to believe in a dream big enough to follow it and start wherever you are each day until the dream is not only a reality but perfection.”–Mignon Francois When the Francois’ were in the depths of their debt, Mignon Francois knew what she had to do to save her family. In 2007, after many sleepless nights she began the groundwork to answer her life’s calling. Never mind that it called her to make cupcakes, at a time when the mother of six couldn’t make a proper cake from a boxed mix. And never mind the amount of sacrifice it would require from her children. Mignon knew her calling was much greater. She would serve as a lighthouse for others–showing people the way out of a dark space. As unpredictable as the future was, Francois went full speed ahead with her growing desire to launch a business. She was able to combine her love for entrepreneurship and the opportunity to share joy by […]

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