Ann Imig remembers the time in her life—not that long ago—when each day felt like a decade. She was running after a preschooler and a baby, and her husband was traveling constantly. To keep her sanity, she started a blog. She found the humor in her day and wrote about it, and sharing those stories online provided the comfort and connections she needed.
Then, Ann got an idea. She quickly pulled together some writer friends and rallied her real-life community of Madison, Wisconsin, and the very first Listen To Your Mother show was born.
Fast forward five years, and it's 2015. This year, 39 cities across the country are hosting Listen To Your Mother shows.
As a local director of the Charleston Listen To Your Mother show, I've had so many questions for Ann Imig. I wanted to know the story behind the story. I wanted to know Ann's story.
I wanted to know about that moment when she realized that Listen To Your Mother was becoming something, something big.
I wanted to know if she has words of encouragement for the amazing, talented, full-of-potential women out there still trying to figure out who and what they want to be when they grow up.
And, I wanted to talk about why Listen To Your Mother is so magical and special. The answer: when we tell our stories, we discover that we're more alike than we are different. (Tweet that). We broaden our perspectives. We feel more connected, more united and more supported in our journey than alone.
I asked and she answered.
This 16-minute video is loaded with good, candid conversation, and you'll quickly see what makes Ann Imig so compelling. And you may also think, "Hmm. Ann Imig is a lot like me."
Charleston's Listen To Your Mother show is in 5 days! Get tickets here. You can also learn more about Listen To Your Mother and see if there's a show near you here. Buy the book here. Visit Ann Imig here.
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