I wish there were a way to adequately express how special Listen To Your Mother is. If I were an amazing writer with all the right words and three weeks to pen the perfect essay, maybe.

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When I first attended, I thought the cast was made up of high-ranking women (and a man) who were natural writers with the God-given ability to just spit out emotional pieces of writing about motherhood. I assumed that reading their writings to a crowd was something they did regularly (therefore making it easy). It turns out that the cast was…

REAL PEOPLE.

Like people I would ACTUALLY want to be friends with. And friend them, I did! The connections I have made by working with the cast and the growth that I have experienced by simply bearing witness to their stories is hard to quantify. Most are mothers I can relate to with children who get progressively more…annoying…err I mean loveable over the course of the day. And women who struggle with making each dinner each night or finding a pair of pants that fits. Universal stuff. Most aren’t fancy professional writers at all.

For the third year, I will be the photographer for Listen To Your Mother Raleigh-Durham and have all sorts of plans to make these the best photos yet. One of my perks?

Giving away a pair of free tickets to the Raleigh Durham event on May 7 and 8 at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of Peace College.

Feel like heading to the show for free? Just comment below with why you’d like to attend this year’s show. Enter by Sunday, May 3!

Need to buy your own tickets? Get them here.

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