Expressing Motherhood

Hello subscribers:

This is not a regular blog post, but a link to my part of the presentation at Expressing Motherhood.  If you enjoy what you see, I strongly encourage you to follow Expressing Motherhood on their Facebook and Instagram.  The producer of the show Lindsay has taken her show to many other cities, and is currently accepting essay submissions (from May 1st to May 5th) for a show in Portland, Oregon.  You can consider submitting a piece or going to see the show.  You can also find out which cities they will be in next through their social media links.  Thank you for all of your support.  This was a cathartic experience, and almost immediately, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders ….that I could stop hiding…that I could move on….and I have been following through on my resolution and much much more since.

The link for You-Tube is:


With my mini-me, before I left for a double-date night this past weekend

About Paria

Runner, mother, pediatrician, blogger

7 comments on “Expressing Motherhood

  1. Bravo! Fabulous! And thought provoking. I never thought about the fact that I never wear my hair up at work or out, just when exercising or with family….Here’s to ponytails. Your kids are blessed.

    • Hmm… isn’t that interesting about you and the ponytails…. after the show one of the other presenters who is older than me with adult children and had an incredibly beautiful presentation herself wrote to me and said, “You have overcome and accomplished so much. You are a powerful woman – in a sweet beautiful way. Pull your hair back and let that show :)” …. So let’s pull our hair back and show all we’ve done.

  2. I already told you on FB how much I loved this and how it brought me to tears but I think it bears repeating here. Honestly, I really loved hearing you speak and the honesty about something we can all relate to – being self-conscious about one aspect or another of our looks as women, the things we chose to believe as we grow up and how our actions affect our kids. You nailed it and you honesty and courage to talk about this is what makes it shine! xoxoxo

  3. It’s so funny how it all comes down to the hair. Growing up, that was my mom’s focus for me–and I have had hair insecurity (along with a myriad of other insecurities) since!

  4. OMG girl – I was near tears, but I kept my cool since I watched the video while taking the bus home from work yesterday. Ok, apparently, there are so many things I should’ve told you in high school so you can hear the words out loud – even if it was just me – one person with positive affirmations for you – I always thought (no offense to your sisters!) that you were the most beautiful sister, and I always thought how lucky she is to be a dark beauty (skin, eyes, hair) with brains to boot! 🙂 And I love how your eyes twinkle when you smile or laugh. Just so you know, I still think all of these things of you. 🙂 You hold a special corner of my heart for so many reasons.

    This ponytail resolution now makes sense to me since you had commented on me having my hair up almost every time I’ve seen you when I’m in LA, and does my head hurt from having my hair tied up all the time. And when do I wear it down? I’ve been pretty stripped down in my appearance for a long time now – no makeup (unless it’s a special event) and don’t care hair (ok, except for the gray – I left it for 2 years, but now I get it covered up, and play with some color during the spring and summer). Do you remember I had permed hair in high school? That was my mom’s insecurity that was imposed on me. I kept telling her I don’t think permed hair is going to cover anything up. I couldn’t wait to leave for college just so I didn’t have to do it anymore.

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