Me, my sister and co-producer and our mom at Listen To Your Mother San Francisco Rehearsal.
300+ women (and men) will tell their stories of motherhood on stages across the United States
10 percent of ticket sales for the San Francisco show will be donated to Help A Mother Out
14 women who have touched our hearts and surely will touch yours on May 12th at the Kanbar Theater in the San Francisco JCC at the 2nd Annual San Francisco Listen To Your Mother Show (get your tickets today!)
Please join us on May 12th as we give these brave women a microphone in celebration of Mother's Day!
Polly Pagenhart, author of the blog Lesbian Dad and Editor-In-Chief of Lesbian Family. Polly has a way of making you feel like she is your best friend the moment you meet her.
Lizz Porter, is most definitely a funny girl. Lizz is also talented photographer. Her photos of her beloved son capture his personality plus. We are certain her story of his first days will touch your hearts like it has ours. Read her rehearsal recap here.
Nancy Davis Kho, fantastic writer of the blog Midlife Mixtape which features stories of music, her two daughters, work as well as her childhood family. Everyone will relate to her as she pays homage to all the women who mothered her. Don't miss her rehearsal recap here.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a writer, teacher, mother, wife and the author of the a memoir, Pretty Bold For a Mexican Girl: Growing Up Chicana in a Hick Town. She once played the drums in a feminist band called Spitboy. Her story of one of her gigs will make you fall in love with her and her son. Read her thoughts on LTYM here.
Jennifer Bush, blogs about her life with her four year old daughter and five year old son, who is on the autism spectrum, at Anybody Want A Peanut? Her touching story will leave the audience thinking, yes, me too! Be sure to read her rehearsal recap here.
Yuliya Patsay, the author of She Suggests where she chronicles her days as a "wife of an android terminally unhip mama to one." Yuliya will charm you with her tale of her relationship with her mother.
Debra Amador DeLaRosa, one of those rare souls who seems to truly listen when others speak and who we liked the moment she walked into the audition room. She will touch your soul with her definition of what is real.
Sarah Margolis Pearce, blogs at atthespeedofwrite and is currently working on her first novel. This mother of two almost had us convinced to dedicate our show to a long dead pet rat. You will be giggling about her story for days after the show.
Gina Valley, provides daily laughs at ginavalley.com, the glamorous life a modern day soccer mom. Her story captures the essence of day to day mothering and every parent in the room will be thinking, "me too!!"
Jennifer Davis, writes her stories at Unskilled Perfectionist. Jennifer will leave you wishing you lived next door to her and you had her on hand to write letters to your children on behalf of the Tooth Fairy.
Eanlai Cronin, a memoirist, retired teacher, Irish national and survivor of chronic illness. Eanlai will burst your heart open with her powerful story. The audience will be rushing to read her recently completed memoir, GIRL IN IRISH, which chronicles the early years of her life in rural southwest Ireland.
Stefania Pomponi, a fierce, entrepreneurial woman. Stefania is Co-Founder/President and Chief Evangelist of Clever Girls Collective, Inc. She is a gifted writer who tells tales from her heart and her kitchen at CityMama. Her piece will lift you up and remind you that every mother is a hero.
Tarja Parssinen, author of the popular blog, The Flying Chalupa. Tarja might be small in stature, but her humor packs a punch. She will close the show and the audience is guaranteed to leave with a smile. Her thoughts on why she joined the LTYM movement are a must read.