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A last nod to the production office, backstage at the Barrymore Theatre with cast member Vicki Eckman and Madison Co-producer–my friend and lifesaver–Takeyla Benton (photo by Melissa Austin) bonus photobomb by Leslie Coff

As many of you know, last weekend we celebrated the 8th annual and grand finale Madison LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show.

2017 Madison cast Camille Bernier, Megan Ryan, Madison co-producer Takeyla Benton, me, Claire Weiss, Leslie Coff, Deb Nies, Katie Frank, Vicki Eckman, Jael Currie, Rhenna Widerski, Lisa Bauer and Megan Diaz (and honoring alumni standing below). Photo by Melissa Austin

In fact, in 2017, together with 28 other cities (60+ local women “torchbearer” director/producers, over 350 storytellers and several thousand audience members this year alonewe wrapped a gigantic bow around the entire national project as established in 2010. None of this would’ve been possible without the tremendous support from and leadership of our national team; business strategist Deb Rox, Diversity and Inclusion consultant Taya Dunn Johnson, Returning Cities Mentors Melisa Wells and Stephanie Precourt (also Online Content Manager) and founder/national director, me.

We created this Mother’s Day tradition in Madison. It’s with tremendous pride and gratitude to all of our readers, sponsors, and to all of you who listen with us year after year that we say a fond farewell. Listen To Your Mother has always subscribed to the show biz credo “leave them wanting more” and that’s exactly what we intend to do.

View all of our show photos by Melissa Austin Photography HERE

My children were tots when I created this show, and now they’re not. Life’s seasons spin faster than ever. Thank you for listening with open hearts, laughing with open mouths, and lifting up motherhood with open arms along the way.


Moving forward, looking back with love and gratitude (photo, Melissa Austin)

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What’s next?

Want one last chance to experience the LTYM phenomenon?? Join me and Madison LTYM alumni Takeyla Benton, Iya Dunni, Melissa Falcon, Nydia Rojas, Opal Ellyse Tomashevska, Nuria Vega, and Michelle Wildgen for a ONE TIME ONLY, FREE encore mini LTYM show THIS THURSDAY MAY 25th, 6:15 PM at American Family Insurance DreamBank. Space is limited, so RSVP to confirm your free admission today.

7 comments… add one

  • suburbancorrespondent May 22, 2017, 1:51 pm

    Wow, it really is the end of an era – thanks, it was a thrill to participate in this nationwide storytelling experiment!

  • Wendi May 22, 2017, 2:03 pm

    Love you and I’m SOOOOOO proud of you and how you’ve changed so many lives.

  • Nancy Davis Kho May 22, 2017, 2:22 pm

    Brava, Ann. There’s nothing else to add. (And yet here I go.) You’re an inspiration to me and so many others, and LTYM opened doors for me that I didn’t even know I wanted to go through. I can never thank you enough. xoxoxxo

  • Lindsay Atkinson May 22, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Thank you for letting me share my story! I participated in the 2013 (or 2014?) season of Milwaukee’s LTYM and it changed the way I view my motherhood journey. Excited to see what’s next!

  • Elan Morgan May 22, 2017, 6:06 pm

    It’s been wonderful watching this work from afar. I can’t believe it’s truly coming to an end!

  • Jennifer Marshall May 22, 2017, 9:52 pm

    Thank you for inspiring me to be brave enough to start a similar storytelling movement. I’ll never forget getting the chance to spend a little time with you at the Wild Mountain retreat. Congratulations on your incredible success and best wishes for your next chapter. I know it will be equally as brilliant as LTYM.

  • Terri Jackson May 23, 2017, 5:42 am

    Life changing, LTYM gifted me with memories and friends to last a lifetime. Thank you. Wishing you and everyone at LTYM a wonderful summer and many more great adventures.

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