Family / Parenting

TGIF Video: Listen to This Mother!

Schneverdingen Closing out a week of Mothers’ Day-related posts (can we help it? lesbian family = a surfeit of mamas!), we highlight a mother reading an essay about (among other things) her daughter’s “obvious surplus of grandmothers.” This is one of my favorite readings from last year’s San Francisco Listen to Your Mother show: Margaret Elysia Garcia, reading “Questions and Answers.”  If you listen carefully, you may even hear me guffawing from the back of the house. Which I did, a lot.

She’s directing the upcoming May 15th LTYM in Plumas County (that would be northeastern California, where the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the Cascade Range). She can be found online at Tales of a Sierra Madre.

Her reading below is just a little under nine minutes, and worth every one of them.

If you live in any of the following cities, tickets may still be available for the upcoming shows. Highly recommended.

  • Boulder May 12, 2013 at The Dairy Center for the Arts
  • Eastern Iowa May 12, 2013 at CSPS Hall
  • Indianapolis May 2, 2013 at Indiana Historical Society
  • Kansas City May 11, 2013 at Unity Temple on the Plaza
  • Madison May 12, 2013 at Barrymore Theatre
  • New York City May 12, 2013 at Symphony Space
  • NW Arkansas May 30, 2013 at Walton Arts Center
  • NW Indiana May 10, 2013 at Memorial Opera House
  • Plumas County May 15, 2013 at Town Hall Theater
  • Sacramento May 12, 2013 at The Crest Theatre
  • San Francisco May 12, 2013 at Kanbar Hall in the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • Spokane May 12, 2013 at Bing Crosby Theater
  • St. Louis May 11, 2013 at St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education
  • Wilmington May 12, 2013 at World Cafe Live at The Queen


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