Welcome to #LTYM 2016!

LTYM 2016 show dates for FB-01Click here for tickets and more info! 

What sparks await you at #BlogHer16? Use this discount to join us there!

April 12, 2016

This year #BlogHer16 is coming to Los Angeles for the first time, August 4-6 at the JW Marriott at LA Live. LTYM’s origin story began at #BlogHer09 where I sat and listened to online writers like you read their work at a podium. So moved by the electric storytelling on stage — the shared reverence for writing, the peer support in the audience bearing witness to true personal stories, and the creativity and ingenuity of people who normally wouldn’t otherwise find themselves speaking on stage — a spark lit inside me, which fueled the creation of Listen To Your Mother. Now called #VOTY (Voices of the Year), BlogHer announced their call for submissions — for the chance to share your work live on their main stage at the conference! And Listen To Your Mother is thrilled to partner with BlogHer once again on our annual Open Mic storytelling event following #VOTY, to allow even […]

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Announcing LTYM’s 2016 Non-Profit Causes!

April 4, 2016

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression as well as financially — through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. To date, LTYM has raised over $80,000 for local causes! We expect to raise over $25,000 for 2016 as we are thrilled to donate a portion (10% minimum) of our ticket proceeds from each show, fund-raise day of show, and build-awareness through our social media efforts for the causes pictured below. The Listen To Your Mother 2016 season kicks off later THIS MONTH! Find out more information about your local show and how to buy tickets by clicking your city link below!! 2016 brings live LTYM shows to 41 cities: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Boulder, Burbank, Charleston, Chicago, DC, Evansville, Kansas City, La Crosse, Lehigh Valley, Lincoln, Little Rock, Madison, Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, North Jersey, Northern Utah, NYC, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh Durham, Rochester, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Southeast Texas, Southwest Michigan, Spokane, St. […]

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#LTYM 2016 Meet The Casts!

April 1, 2016

Forty-one #LTYM casts have been formed. Stories have been crafted and will be read live on stage in cities across the US and Canada in just a few weeks… Celebrate the voices of motherhood with Listen To Your Mother! ARE YOU READY TO LISTEN? Find a show near you – tickets are on sale now (or soon!) CONGRATULATIONS, casts of Listen To Your Mother 2016!   Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Boston, Boulder, Burbank, Charleston, Chicago, DC, Evansville, Kansas City, La Crosse, Lehigh Valley, Lincoln, Little Rock, Madison, Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, North Jersey, Northern Utah, NYC, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh Durham, Rochester, San Antonio,  San Francisco, Seattle, Southeast Texas, Southwest Michigan, Spokane,  St. Louis, Twin Cities, and Vancouver!

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On Living A True And Authentic Life

March 31, 2016

“The weight of living a double life, the pain and hatred of my own body was washing over me in waves pulling me under again and again. I was drowning.” Jay Potter feared he would lose his mother when he transitioned from being her daughter to the son he truly was. He couldn’t keep his real identity hidden any longer, “Secrets are heavy, they pull us away from truth, from authenticity — they are hard work and I was exhausted.” He found his Mother’s love to be greater than imagined and reveals her words of advice that led to the life he was meant to live. Watch the video from LTYM: Providence 2015 below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. On this Transgender Day of  Visibility LTYM celebrates and stands with pride in support of our transgender storytellers, their loved ones, and allies. Listen to Meggan Sommerville, Pamela Valentine, Renee Yawn, Leslie Lagerstrom, Debbie Stinson, and Debi Jackson.  

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My Mother Is My Hero

March 29, 2016

Sujhey Beisser wished to share a tribute to her mother, her hero, at LTYM: Madison 2015. She lists many thanks to her Mom — for the great example in how she lived her life, including her strength after having a child with Down Syndrome. “For being brave and walking with your head up high to prove the neighborhood that having a ‘retarded’ son was not something to feel shame of — but rather to be proud and to give more love than they could ever understand.” Now a mother herself, Sujhey realizes all the things her mom did out of love to protect her.  “I know that there is no better reward I can give you than doing for my kids, your grandchildren, what you did for me.” Watch the video below or on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel.

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