Today’s cast spotlights are on these talented ladies–Jody, Tiffany, Linda and Sioux–all of them have a way with words and their unique stories will connect you in a special way. We look forward to seeing you at the show, Saturday, May 13, two showtimes, 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. For a memorable Mother’s Day weekend, get your tickets HERE!
JODY GRIZZEL-WEST, together with those closest to her, founded Amazing Gracie’s Legacy last year with the loss of their youngest daughter. She and her husband Chris have three children…Isabella, age 9, Gavin, age 8, and sweet Amazing Gracie, who lost her battle with Trisomy 18 at almost 17 months.
In 2003, Jody left the corporate arena and her life in communications to pursue her career with Mary Kay. She is currently a sales director enriching the lives of others through coaching women to build their own business and by serving as a consultant to women seeking personal beauty service. She is thankful for those choices that enabled her to focus on her faith and family over her career these past couple of years when it was needed most.
She has always been a writer and through her words was able to share this inspiring story via social media. And, now, Jody is so excited to be a part of this year’s show to inspire others who are growing through a rough blessing. Rough blessings are those blessings that make some of your toughest days your best days and some of your best days your toughest. She feels blessed to have been chosen to be Gracie’s mom. And, she is proud to share their story of faith and inspiration, as well as share a small piece of the impact this little nugget had on everyone who entered her world.
For more information about Jody and her family, please visit her at amazinggracieslegacy.com.
TIFFANY TIBBS is honored to be part of the 2017 Listen to Your Mother St. Louis event! She looks forward to sharing her story with others and to hearing the powerful stories that connect us. She has two daughters, Rachel (age 11) and Ally (age 9) and is married to Kevin Tibbs, who is the chemist and co-founder of Better Life, a natural cleaning products company that was featured on the TV show “Shark Tank”. She is a clinical psychologist and teaches psychology courses and contributes to research. She has experience with academic writing and also had some personal essays published in online and print magazines. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, walking her new puppy, and traveling. Her proudest accomplishment so far is simple, but not easy – she has tried to lead a meaningful and (semi) balanced life. It is a work in progress.
LINDA METZLER wants to be a writer when she grows up. She writes on Twitter as @LindaInDisguise, she writes on her personal blog, JustLinda.com, and sometimes even in real publications. Rumor has it, she even writes on bathroom walls. This is Linda’s 2nd time in our LTYM cast–and we’re glad to have her back!
A St. Louis native, Linda has five daughters, ranging from age 12 to 33, and four super adorable grandchildren. To pay the bills, Linda is a professional money-spender, leading Procurement and Accounts Payable for a St. Louis headquartered company called TierPoint.
As a writer, she’s hoping to one day be discovered, but is terrified it will be by a concerned mental health worker rather than a big-time publisher.
Her interests include writing, traveling, and music. She also loves to spend time with her grandchildren.
SIOUX ROSLAWSKI is the proud mother of Ian, her tatted-up son (he’s finishing up his 2nd year of med school), Virginia, her beautiful daughter, and Jason, her son-in-law who is a painter as well as an award-winning tattoo artist. The light of her life? Riley, her granddaughter, who embodies all the grace, compassion and talent of her parents. In May, Sioux will become Emily’s mother-in-law when she and Ian marry. In her spare time she teaches middle-school, reads voraciously, belongs to two (count ’em–2) writing critique groups, is a teacher consultant for the Gateway Writing Project and rescues golden retrievers for Love a Golden Rescue. When she retires (for the 2nd time), Sioux is moving (in her dreams) to the little village of Nay in southern France (where her sister Virginie lives).
This is Sioux’s second time as a Listen to Your Mother performer, and she’s looking forward to sharing a lighter side of motherhood. (Last time, her story was a sad one.)
You can read more from Sioux by checking out her blog at siouxpage.blogspot.com.