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A Thanksgiving of Generations In One Simple Dish

November 17, 2016

Generation after generation, the women in Lisa Martin’s family move away from their mothers. Today she finds herself in the middle — having moved away from her own mom while her daughter begins to move away from her. The Thanksgiving holiday holds special meaning to the family, near and far. “When you’re growing up in a family of little means, Thanksgiving is better than Christmas because there’s no pressure to give the perfect gift.” The women in her family bond over a treasured recipe for homemade stuffing, and so much more. Watch Lisa’s video from LTYM: Baltimore 2016 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. Join us in our Grand Finale Season for 2017! Find a show near you. Watch more LTYM stories on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.  

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Join LTYM This Saturday at Madison Women’s Expo!

November 16, 2016

Grab your people and head to the Alliant Center this weekend for LTYM live-storytelling this Saturday November 19th at 11 am on the DreamBank stage! Enjoy funny and moving true stories from Erin Clune, Beverly Davis, Cate Guggino, Jane Wright Jones, Jessie Loeb, Jolieth McIntosh, De’Kendrea Stamps, and LTYM Founder Ann Imig. Then “explore, engage and experience” Madison Women’s Expo’s treats, shopping, speakers, entertainment all weekend long. Find discounted expo tickets here. Hope you can join us!

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When Mom Is Right: Everything Is About Race

November 15, 2016

“I thought that because I didn’t speak with an accent and I knew what clothes to wear, I could blend in by rolling my eyes and rejecting the very concept that race matters.” Growing up brown in a white community, LTYM: Boston Director/Producer Divya Kumar did her best to make everyone else feel comfortable while she tried to fit in and reject her mother’s claims that everything was about race. “No matter how much I said that my mother’s food was gross, how much I made fun of her accent, and how much I tried to shun any brown-ness — both my mother and I would always be identified as Other, and therefore public property and subject to questions, judgment, and shame.” Watch Divya read her piece “This Is My Home” below or on the Listen To Your Mother Show YouTube channel. Join us in our Grand Finale Season for 2017! Watch: LTYM stories […]

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A Mother’s Letter To Her Kids In The Event of Her Untimely Death

November 8, 2016

We can’t even begin to choose a favorite nugget of wisdom from Kayo Takahata’s letter to her kids, in the event of her untimely death — she offers up tender and hilarious words of advice… just in case she dies without being able to say goodbye. “Life really is short. So don’t worry about stuff — especially what other people think.” Watch Kayo’s video from LTYM: Boulder 2016 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel.

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The Truth Behind What Makes A Good Mother

November 1, 2016

“I don’t think anything reveals the truth so powerfully as motherhood.” Abra Mims uncovers the reality of what it really takes to be a good mom — and the important life lessons her own mother taught through love and connection. “I’m on my ninth year of motherhood and if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that I only thought I appreciated my mother.” Watch Abra’s video below from LTYM: Boston 2016 or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. The 2017 LTYM season has begun! Check out our incredible 33-city line up! Audition and show information coming soon…

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