My lovely friend and blogging mentor, Alexandra, gave me this gem, “Those who blog give voice to those too unsure to speak”. I started reflecting on the reasons for my blog. One of the reasons I blog is that it is cathartic to process through my experiences of motherhood while struggling through a postpartum mood disorder. I also blog for those moms who are afraid that they are all alone. I know the isolation of depression and anxiety. I felt like I walked around with a permanent rain cloud above me.
When I discovered Twitter and blogs written by other moms who had been there, I found solidarity, compassion and hope. I had found my community. I received so much support from fellow mom bloggers that I wanted to repay that kindness. I loved writing, and I missed being creative. I began a blog.
When Alexandra asked me to join her as part of the team that would bring Listen To Your Mother Show to Milwaukee, I was ecstatic. I believe that everyone has a story to tell. Milwaukee is such a diverse community, and I cannot wait to hear all of the stories that our city has. We are calling for storytellers of all ages, races, gender and sexual orientation. I am looking forward to this process. Please check out our blog as we document our journey at http://listentoyourmothershow.com/milwaukee.