Listen To Your Mother is a labor of love. Truly. Born of Ann Imig in 2010, and then nursed and nurtured by hundreds of storytellers across 39 states in 2015, LTYM shows have been compared to giving birth time and time again. We push these stories out of our … hearts, we leak them through our … tear ducts, we exhale them through our … laughter. For those who have
endured enjoyed the birthing process as well as pulled together a local Listen To Your Mother show, the comparison is plain as day. They’ll both leave you breathless.
It seems perfectly fitting then to welcome back Women’s Healthcare Associates as a local sponsor for Listen To Your Mother, Portland! I visited the team of midwives and nurses and doctors at WHA well before birth and well beyond. They let me ask questions until I started repeating myself. I knew the phone extension of my advice nurse by heart. They delighted with me in the details of a tiny heartbeat and successful latch on, and they comforted me when I was scared and unexpectedly bleeding. They were the shoulder I relied on for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. I still visit them for all my feminine wellness, and I haven’t given birth in 7 years! Bless their tender and educated hearts.
Come see the Portland show of Listen To Your Mother this May 7th. Celebrate the richness of motherhood and the legacy of the incredible midwives, nurses and other healthcare providers who help us bring our children into this world. Because when we’re breathless, they’re the ones who remind us to breathe.
These were my 2 midwives, Helen Welch and Kate Pelosi. But the wonderful thing about WHA is that I had the chance to meet ALL of their midwife team, so that when the day came for my babies to be born, there was nothing left to mystery except the details of my children’s own birth stories.
LTYM Portland supports the Portland Women’s Crisis Line
Did you know that even the sturdiest sequoia tree requires an interlaced root system in order to stay upright? A grove of these giant wonders exists only because their roots weave a broad mat beneath them. So as one individual tree can support a whole micro eco-system, it would come crashing down without the support of its neighbors. For over the last 40 years, Portland Women’s Crisis Line has been that sturdy tree, a strong and unyielding advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. And like that grand sequoia, PWCL needs a support system of its own.
Listen To Your Mother Portland is honored to partner with the Portland Women’s Crisis Line for a second year. 10% of ticket sales from our 2015 show at The Alberta Rose Theatre this May 7th will go to help provide PWCL with the critical resources they require to continue helping violence survivors regain their footing and begin to thrive. Get your tickets here.
This Thursday, April 9th, PWCL will be hosting their annual fundraiser, Unite! a night of empowerment. Only 200 tickets are being sold, and grant you access to a night of entertainment and celebration of the inspired work of PWCL. Plus! There’s a raffle. And these prizes rock.
Want to help support PWCL and the families that they endeavor to empower? Check out their wish list. These small requests make a world of difference.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact PWCL at 888-235-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the discussion and follow their advocacy initiatives on facebook.