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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Listen To Your Mother

"Giving Mother's Day A Microphone"
The Listen To Your Mother Show is everything that I love about women. I was so proud (and nauseous!) to join this cast of amazing women on Friday night. Fifteen smart, funny and brave women took to the stage to share their stories. 
I felt connected not only to these women but also to the women all across the country who were also standing on stage for their local LTYM shows. 
Images from backstage, on stage and the after parties were flooding my instagram, facebook and twitter feeds. 
Thank you to Beth Fletcher Photography for these images!
Yukking it up backstage with Maxine Bonta, Nicole Leigh Shaw and Rae Disco.
Our fearless leader, Director Lovelyn Palm.
It was a wonderful experience to meet some of my favorite writers in real life. Angela Ammon was as kind and generous and funny as she is online.
We now break from Beth Fletcher's photos to my blurry iphone gems.


By 10am Saturday morning, I was back to yoga pants, sitting in a gymnasium cheering for a basketball game. I kept thinking, "Did that really happen last night?" 
It still feels like a dream. A dream come true. 

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34 comments:

  1. Great pictures! What an amazing experience. So proud of you and all the women who have participated in LTYM around the country!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! It was an amazing experience!

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  2. I wish I could have seen this great production! I love the pictures. What an amazing group of women, it' s really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. It was so amazing to hear all of the stories- all so different yet the same. Thank you, Kathy!

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    1. You are never to old to make dreams come true, right? Thanks, Sharon!

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  4. It is a dream come true, and I loved reading about your experience too! (I also loved seeing photos of my girl Angela Amman in there)

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    1. Holy smokes, Angela was total awesomesauce! Thanks, Kristin!

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  5. Congratulations! I didn't realize you, Angela, AND Nicole were all in the same show - y'all are all so cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin! It was so much fun and these women were total amazeballs!

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  6. It was such fun! I'm dying to see the YouTube clips. Ah, we'll have to wait.

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    1. Now, we hurry up and wait. You are truly the bees knees.

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  7. Amazing pics, and I am so bummed to be far away and to have missed it.

    At least there will be video I can watch soon!

    Congrats!

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I'm bummed you weren't there! Next year!

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  8. SO FUN! Can't wait to be able to see everyone in action! When do the YouTube clips come out?!

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    1. Rumor has it that the videos take several months. I can't wait to watch every.stinkin.one! Thanks, Steph! Loved your retort to the funny mutha hater, btw!

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  9. I can't wait to see your video. This is an experience that you will take with you forever. I treasure the time I spent on that same stage last year.

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    1. WHAT!?? You were in the NWI show last year? BRING ON THE CLIP!

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  10. Women are truly inexplicable and amazing creatures. Please share when the videos come out.
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. Rumor has it that the videos will take a month to prepare. Thank you, Vicky. Woman are, indeed amazing creatures!

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  11. What an amazing experience. I hope to bring this show to Ohio next year. I can't wait to see all the clips of your show! The pics are awesome.

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  12. Congratulations! I am sure the show was amazing. I wish I could have been at at least one of them, I may spend all summer watching the videos! :)

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    1. I fully plan to ignore my responsibilities for days on end, strung out on LTYM videos! Thanks, Elaine!

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  13. Great pictures - you look awesome on that stage! I wish I could have been there!

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    1. Oh, Kerstin. I was shaking so hard that I could feel butt jiggle!

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  14. I love your pictures! Congratulations on being part of the experience. I wish there had been a LTYM show close enough to me to attend because they've all sounded amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Katie! You should bring LTYM to your city!

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  15. YEAH! Congrats on your LTYM performance! Ack, I keep telling myself next year I'm gonna go for it. It's everything that I love about women too :) You look phenom! I bet you felt that way too. xo

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    1. Sarah- DO IT! Is there a LTYM show near you??? Thank you so much.

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  16. Congrats! You guys have to promise to do it again next year so I can audition for NW Indiana instead of Indianapolis - I totally plan on LTYM crashing!

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    1. We need to rock LTYM together! Thank you, Robyn! Can't wait to see your video! I can't seem to stop with the exclamations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I love your dark hair!! Isn't it a truly amazing experience?! And Angela is so lovely and fun in real life. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I still don't recognize the brunette in the mirror! LTYM was total awesomesauce. Angela was just as sweet and kind and funny in real life as she seems online! And the Ninja? Rocked it. Can't wait to see your video- loved your b & w top!

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