Two months into quarantine, we talked to new mothers Kara Lindsay and Jennifer Rias about what it’s like to isolate with a young baby. From finding out you’re pregnant on your first day of rehearsal to wearing a thong onstage while carrying a baby, these Broadway Baby Mamas are now traveling the path of new motherhood during a pandemic. Without work to define or distract them, Kara and Jenn are meeting their new roles as mothers with joy and wonder even during the most trying of times.
Wrapping up our Pride Month series, Stephanie Klemons and Colleen Quinn join us to chat about their journey to Motherhood. We dig deep with these incredible women, discussing everything from how they chose who would carry their first child, to battling an internal guilt for not adopting. The couple are also both giving back to the community in their own ways, Stephanie through her non-profit Katie’s Art Project that gives terminally ill children an artistic outlet to leave a lasting legacy in this world and Colleen through her work as an NYPD police officer in the Health and Wellness unit, bringing yoga and other essential services to a career sect more in need of breath and self care than ever before.
Broadway and television star Cheyenne Jackson and actor turned entrepreneur Jason Landau share their incredible journey to becoming fathers to twins, Ethan and Willow. From their search for an egg donor and a surrogate, to the moment their babies entered the world, they have led with a conscious love and desire to be the best parents to their children and spouses to one another. Join us as we dive deep with Cheyenne and Jason exploring how parenthood forces us to get out of our comfort zones, look inward, and come to terms with our strengths and shortcomings in the never-ending quest to be better parents, partners, and people.
Continuing Pride Month, Daisy Eagan, the youngest female to ever win a Tony award for her portrayal of Annie Lennox in The Secret Garden, shares her motherhood/life journey with us. Coming out to her liberal parents at 12 years old, she continued to explore her sexuality and gender identity all while battling the pressures of show business that has for so long only accepted womxn who look and act a certain way.
Part 2 – “What are you having?“ Something we hear over and over when expecting a child. Many of us gear up for their arrival with preparations specific to their gender, right? So what happens when, a few years later, they tell you they are not comfortable expressing their gender in the way for which you, their parent, prepared? Join us as speak with Gavin Lodge and Christina Rouner about how they have and continue to navigate the path of having gender fluid/non-binary children. They openly share their personal experiences coming to terms with their own pre-conceived ideas, figuring out what bathroom their child wants to use at their school, and giving their children the tools, confidence, and power to be exactly who they are.