The Empty Bowl

The Listen to your Mother Show: Backstage and Inside As I waited backstage at the Listen to Your Mother show, my anxiety took shape as the certainty that my period just started three different times. Three different times, I was wrong. In between those nervous trips to the bathroom, I applied and then re-applied my make-up at one of the many Green…

The Rehearsal

We had our first rehearsal for Portland’s Listen to Your Mother show this morning. Afterward, I felt like passing out. It’s quite possible I was dehydrated from crying, or low on oxygen from laughing so hard. My head was spinning, my body was shaking, and I’m pretty sure I was incoherent. I am in awe of the women in that room–…


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