Join Us Wednesday May 4th at Jones Auditorium at Meredith College – 7:30PM!

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pads_tamponsMany of the stories you will hear Wednesday night are about things we have kept hidden. Pieces of ourselves we have chosen, for whatever reason, to share with you on this one special night. It is in these hidden things where we find connection.

Things we share in common with almost all women, but that we rarely talk about, are the powerful forces that bring us together for an event like Listen to Your Mother. They are also the ones that cling tightly to our hearts as we leave.

Imagine that you are sitting in the audience when you realize that you really need a pad or a tampon. No one else knows you need it, and most likely you have one in your purse. You simply leave your seat, excuse yourself to the bathroom, and you take care of the issue.

Now. Imagine that you are sitting on a bench in Moore Square when you realize that you really need a pad or a tampon. No one else knows you need it, and since you are homeless, you don’t have the luxury of carrying pads and tampons with you. Suddenly, your need, once private and hidden, is about to become something you are forced to share.

The Women’s Center of Wake County exists to make the connections in these needs. Something we rarely think of being grateful for, like pads and tampons, is something that the clients of WCWC can get through basic services there.

On Wednesday, we will come together to share what is hidden. We will find community in the pieces of ourselves we aren’t used to sharing. Please help us extend that same kindness to the women served by the Women’s Center of Wake County by bringing pads or tampons with you to the show. We will collect them, along with any monetary donations, and deliver them to our charity partner with the knowledge that we are all connected.

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Meet Local Sponsor Myriad Media!

by KeAnne on May 1, 2016

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Four years ago, Ilina Ewen – marketing guru mama – introduced us to the incredible folks at Myriad Media and helped us sign them on as a first year sponsor and the videographer for our show. They’ve stood by us ever since.

That’s what Myriad Media does. They stand by you. They stand up for you. They are there when North Carolina needs them.

I want you to see their 360 virtual reality videos. The ones in Kings and for the Oak City Cycling Project are a couple of my favorites. Go ahead and watch them real quick. I’ll wait for you because the next part is super important.

Are you ready? Here’s the important part: Myriad Media understands that our community has stories to tell and that our stories are what bring us together.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell you how Myriad Media has time to do actual billable work except that they are superheroes. Or they have Hermione’s Time Turner. Either way, there’s magic involved.

Their people are collecting goods and money for the earthquake survivors in Ecuador. They are working with Stop Hunger Now. They are helping the Raleigh Murals Project and the Oak City Cycling Project.

And on top of all they are giving to the community and all the companies they are helping reach their highest potential, Myriad Media is an active and powerful voice against the NCGA’s horrendous HB2. Will Feitcher and Tony Cope have been actively campaigning for the repeal and speaking out against the hate that North Carolina has brought into play.

I couldn’t be more proud to have Myriad Media as a fourth year sustaining local sponsor of Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham. It’s not just their results that are amazing. It’s the people getting those results.

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Meet Local Sponsor Susan Boylston!

April 28, 2016

By Marty Long Here at Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham, we are encouraging people to tell their stories. We believe that the community created in storytelling is a powerful bond that is only found in the bridges we build through listening. I can’t imagine a more fitting sponsor than Susan Boylston LulaRoe. LulaRoe is a company that encourages people to write their own stories by finding a way to make “work” work for their families. Susan has done just that and more. LulaRoe isn’t just Susan’s business. After 14 months, her husband Brooks left his IT job of 16 years to join Susan in what has become their family business. Their next chapter is one that they will write together. Like Listen to Your Mother, LulaRoe finds a lot of its fans online. Susan discovered the clothes through an Instagram friend who was wearing a super cute pencil skirt. One call with DeAnne […]

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Meet Local Sponsor Jess Rotenberg!

April 20, 2016

By Marty Long I’ve never felt comfortable in front of the camera. Pictures of me never look like what I see when I look in the mirror, or even what I feel like I felt in the moment. I’m awkward, I have 18 more chins than usual, and when I smile, my mouth is either sealed shut in an attempt to look demure which only translates to RBF, or it’s wide open, only detracted from by my enormous psychotic swirling eyes. Usually, a photography session with me is just one big hot mess, and because of my own insecurities, a family portrait session is just out of the question. Here’s the deal, though. I want pictures of my family. I want memories preserved and moments captured. I want these things, but we aren’t models – even though my daughter used to practice smiling in the mirror – which I went from laughing at […]

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Meet Tandra Wilkerson!

April 19, 2016

Tandra is our third cast member who lives outside of the Triangle and our final cast profile. She is sassy, sweet and funny – just like her essay!  Meet Tandra! Tandra lives in Alamance County with her husband and two daughters: I have been blessed with two daughters, ages 8 and 2. They are more beautiful, unique, and destined than I could ever aspire to be. I’m excited about their futures, and I’m doing my best to make sure I am around to see it all unfold! My partner in love, life, and the insanity of parenting is the epitome of a soulmate. Johnny is the kind of man I never thought I’d be with but can’t imagine being without. You see, he’s a daredevil and I’m sort of a wuss- though not as much as I was prior to our union. This relationship has evolved into something ethereal, and I consider myself […]

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