Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Listen To Your Mother This Mother's Day



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!

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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).

43 comments:

  1. Sadly I can't make it to Madison but I'm so excited for you.

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  2. How lucky you are to be able to share someone so special, with others. Break a leg!

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  3. Congratulations! Wisconsin is too far away for me (and I'm still thawing out from our New England winter,) but I am looking forward to seeing the show in video form. They are quite lucky to have you. Good luck!

    Chris

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  4. I wish I lived closer. It will be the place to be on the 8th.

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  5. are you going to be able to tape this so those of us that are no where near can see your stellar performance?

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  6. Congratulations and good luck. I live so very far from Madison, but I'll be thinking of you.

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  7. Wonderful for you! Congratulations. Wish I lived in WI.

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  8. Amazing! Well done you!

    Should y'all go on the road.... ; )

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  9. Good for you for doing this. I wasn't brave enough to audition for the Austin show, but I've bought my ticket already to see all the women who were.

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  10. YAY!!! You're totally deserving of getting it. And I'm totally envious I don't live near by so I can't come watch!

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  11. I'm so thrilled for you and I SO wish I could be there.

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  12. Congratulations on your exciting adventure! Wish I was a little closer so I could go! :)

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  13. wow awesome

    good for you!

    Be sure to link it up here for us!


    that is all

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  14. AWESOME~

    Wish I could be there. This is going to be amazing!

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  15. What an amazing thing to be a part of.

    I only wish I lived closer. *Sniff* Break a leg, sweetie--I am sure you are going to be great!

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  16. Congratulations! You're going to rock it, I just know it.

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  17. Love that you grabbed for that brass ring. It was in your hands the whole time.
    Made for you.

    I won't be in Madison, but I bought tickets for my sister and me to attend the LTYM in Los Angeles. I'll get to see Cheryl read. With my best friend.

    I'll be thinking of you on your day.
    And my grandmother, too.

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  18. Your bio there was fantastic - they're lucky to have you as a featured cast member!

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  19. Oh I loved your bio, my adoration for you grows each day. You are phenomenal and u will be amazing that Sunday in May!!!

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  20. you are going to be amazing! Off to see your feature!

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  21. Thank you for this wonderful post. If you are ever having a bad day, bookmark your feature on the LTYM website today and read the comments.

    Your fans ADORE you!

    And so do I...

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  22. They need to do a podcast! I want to hear you tell your story! It will help me evolve into a fully-formed GDRP stalker... :-D

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  23. I want to hear a podcast too!!! I'm with loridyan! :)

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  24. I would love to be there to hear and support you! I would love to take my own mother. Congratulations on being picked!

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  25. How exciting-congratulations!

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  26. I won't be in Wisconsin until October - any chance this might be recorded?

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  27. There is nothing better than when good people get recognized for just how great they are. If only I could come see you and your greatness.

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  28. Madison won't know what hit her. (Him? It?) So exceptionally thrilled for you, A. Oh, I wish I could be there--there will be a video, yes?

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  29. And I've found a reason why I wish I lived in Wisconsin!!! So sad to miss this but so excited for you!! Like dustyearthmother I hope there's a video!!!

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  30. Thank you so much for encouraging me to tell my story, Alexandra. It is so perfect yours is on Mother's Day! xo

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  31. Congratulations - so proud of you!! xoxo

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  32. Congrats! Though the thought of meeting you, seeing you do your thing on the show, getting a Sprecher's root beer, and some frozen custard is incredibly appealing, it is a tad too far. For now.

    xoxo
    SS

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  33. So wonderful. Still considering a bit of a road trip Southeast that day. xo

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  34. This is so fantastic! May I say I knew you when? And where? And always?

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  35. I am so incredibly proud of you!!! So perfect that you are reading on MOTHER'S DAY!!

    XOXO

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  36. You gave me the shivers when you said you'll feel like holding hands with every human who has ever had a part in raising a person.

    WIsh I could be there; I've loved stories you've written about your grandma before.

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  37. I can't wait to hear about it! You're going to have so much fun

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  39. Dearest Confabulicious:

    Thank you! and whoever gets tired of someone telling them they enjoy their blog?

    Answer: NOT ME.

    Thank you!!

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  40. You will love it! And they will love you.

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