Wednesday, April 20, 2011
What I want to say here today, could fill in five posts worth, but I will make it as unself indulgent as I can.
On February 12 of this year, I decided to do something I knew I had to do: I grabbed the brass ring and auditioned for the Listen To Your Mother Show in Madison, Wisconsin.
I knew I had to do it, so I didn't even question whether or not I was brave enough to try. It was the chance to have the story of someone who was that important in my life, be heard...no matter whether or not I had the guts to stand in front of people and do it. The story of the life of the woman, who was my grandmother, had to be told.
I am now very, very happy and thrilled to be part of the 2011 Listen To Your Mother Cast.
Listen to Your Mother is an amazing opportunity to hear and bear witness to the powerful stories of women, and their lives, and the people in their lives. Last year was LTYM's premiere, and if you can, watch that first show here. You will feel as if you're holding hands with every human who has ever had a part in raising a person. You will hear entertaining, wise, provoking, stunning, grief filled, love laden, ridiculously wonderful, and the entire spectrum that is sharing a life with someone else. You can watch that first show here.
This year’s show will take place on Mother’s Day (May 8th) at The Barrymore Theater in Madison. Thirteen women will show, through words, their presence, and those that have been present, in their lives.
Consider coming to The Barrymore this Mother’s Day. Bear witness and feel part of what it means to share lives on this planet. This Mother's Day, come and belong to something that is such a blessing: to feel united in our souls, by being able to hear and share the stories in our lives.
Make this Mother's Day a celebration of what it means to be and to have been, deeply embedded, in a life.
**Please click over, and leave a comment of encouragement here today, where I am the featured cast member of the 2011 Listen To Your Mother Show. It would mean so much to me. Thank you!
TICKETS FOR LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER MADISON ARE ON SALE NOW. CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!
IMPORTANT: 10% of all proceeds benefit City of Joy (providing services and support for rape victims in The Republic of Congo) and YWCA’s Third Street program (affordable housing for Madison single mothers and their children).