Video – The Vagina-Mommy Incident – LTYM 2013

Share This:

Earlier this year, I was chosen to read an essay about motherhood as a member of the 2013 cast of the Listen to Your Mother Show.

It was an amazing night full of wonderful stories by talented writers all celebrating motherhood. I was so honored to be a member of the cast this year.

Here is the video of me reading my essay, The Vagina-Mommy Incident. It’s about the time I thought it would be a good idea to tell Kai the proper name for our genitals and how great that went…

Thank you so much Ann Imig for creating this wonderful event! And, thank you to Wendi Aarons, Liz Mcguire, and Blythe Jewell for producing the Austin show so that I could get up and say the word vagina over and over in front of a room full of people. It is an experience I will always cherish.

The 2013 Cast of Listen to Your Mother Austin

Share This:

Ava Love Hanna

View posts by Ava Love Hanna
Ava Love Hanna is a professional writer, published playwright, and award-winning speaker and storyteller.


  1. C. Lee ReedJuly 13, 2013

    Absolutely hilarious. I enjoyed this post and can absolutely see this happening. I don’t have boys but remember “the talk” with my little one. I feel your pain…

    1. Ava Love HannaJuly 13, 2013

      Thanks! I can honestly say that parenting is far more hilarious than I expected it to be… though most of it seems to be at my expense. lol

  2. […] ** Update: The video of me reading this essay in the Listen to Your Mother Show – Austin is available here: ** […]

  3. […] written by local playwright, Max Langert, and based in part on the Listen to Your Mother essays of Ava Love Hanna (Contributing Writer for Do512 Family) and Tristan Mercado. The play is about five adults at a […]

  4. Bad Parents Ava Love HannaJanuary 21, 2014

    […] The show is hilarious and was written by the über talented Max Langert, whom I met as an Austin cast member of Listen to Your Mother last year. He and Tristan told touching stories about their mothers, while I was sharing one of my finer parenting moments: The Vagina-Mommy Incident. […]

  5. […] on the days when I feel like I’m overwhelmed, when I’m not doing enough or being enough as a parent, when I feel weak or tired, I can look […]

  6. […] a modern woman who is highly educated, has career options, and yet is choosing to stay home while my son is young, there is a feeling of empowerment in the reclamation of the hearth as my domain and in seeing it […]

  7. […] is supposed to be G-rated. I hang out there with my kid. Yes, we’ve already had the sex talk. He knows enough – the how, why, and when of it – I don’t want to have to have the advanced […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to top