On May 9th, 2013, I joined 14 fabulous writers and storytellers in the Listen To Your Mother Show in Austin, TX. We performed our original essays all in celebration of Mother’s Day. How cool is that?! I was so honored to be in the company of these amazing women and men – that’s right – one brave dude was a member of the cast!
I had no idea what to expect at our first rehearsal and while I knew a few of the speaker’s names, I had never gotten to know the depth of their souls. I can’t think of a time in my life where I’ve been in a group of people like this of all ages and walks of life with stories so raw, so touching, so funny and so moving. In less than 2 hours, I had been invited into their unbelievable moments of motherhood and what an honor it was.
Brava to Ann Imig for the creation of this brilliant outlet of love for some of my favorite people on earth: Moms. She had the idea five years ago to give Mother’s Day a microphone and it’s grown from 4 cities to 39! So honored to be a part of this special tribute to the women behind the babies.
Girl Crush came about when LA Mom, Wendy Withers was pregnant with her first baby. She had no idea what would become of her career after having kids, so she found herself constantly looking to other women for ideas. It wasn’t until after her second baby when she finally began sharing stories about women and what they do. Wendy herself is an inspiration and was recently published in Blog Inc. Her site is an incredible rolodex of talented women and I was honored to share my story with her!
When I was first starting out in the ad biz, I REALLY wanted to work for David Oakley and John Boone at their agency in North Carolina. They did the kind of work I loved and they seemed like genuinely nice guys. So when David actually replied to one of my pestering emails, I was stoked and wouldn't leave them alone! Our virtual relationship eventually turned into an in-person one and I wanted to make sure it was memorable. Read more about that meet-up here...oh the things I did when I was young and fearless...