A few weeks ago, I visited with Lisa Williams, one of the cast members in the 2017 Listen to Your Mother performance at Alverno College. While enjoying a carry out lunch from Oakland Gyros (no, they don't pay me,) we reminisced about the show, what we would like to achieve as writers, and our shared experiences working in and consulting with various social service agencies. The first time I heard Lisa read her story in one of our cast rehearsals , I was moved to tears, as were others in the room. Lisa has given me permission to post her story here, and I'm pleased that she is the first "guest" author on this website.
(My own LTYM story can be found on the Home Page or in the List of Stories of this website.)