The TueDo List: Irene ❤️ + Fave Gives + Behind the Music
Plus, two original stories from Omi Burney-Scott and Kathy Cano-Murillo
⚡️ We’ve just announced the storytellers for our 12/13 event! Take a peek. ⚡️
📖 READ: Irene Cara knew me. Rebranding midlife. Sorry, not sorry for sleeping with a stuffed animal. The Little Drummer Boy is a dingus. Tegan can finally cancel things. World’s oldest cat loves naps, good meals. (Relatable.) 11 stories from Gen-X Daughters.
🤲 GIVE: Giving Tuesday how-tos. Choose your causes wisely. A few TueNight faves: WFUV, Willie Mae Rock Camp, She’s the First, Girls Write Now, We Sow, We Grow, The 19th, Keep Our Clinics, Gender Justice.
🎧 LISTEN: We can’t/won’t stop singing “Out Here on My Own.” Bonnie Raitt shreds with five Grammy noms (along with ABBA, Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross.) The Lion King Tiny Desk Concert delights. Kristen Hersh’s muse is magenta.
Now: JLo and Boy George on new Behind the Music eps. (Paramount+)
Thursday: Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas. (NBC & Peacock)
Editor’s Note: For the next few weeks we’ll be featuring original stories by TueNight storytellers as part of our #1 Daughter issue sponsored by AARP, join us LIVE when they read their works aloud at our House Party event on 12/13.
STORY: The Moment I Found Out I Wasn’t My Mother’s Firstborn: A Tale of Ancestral Healing
By Omi Burney-Scott
I lived the first 53 years of my life fully invested in the narrative that I was my mother’s firstborn child, her firstborn daughter. I had been raised on the bittersweet love story of my parents.
I come from a family of storytellers, and there is lore that lives inside my family about how my parents met at a dance at the armory. He was there with his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, and she was there with her cousin, who apparently encouraged her to talk to that handsome Willie George McConner. The love story that followed was epic…
STORY: I Made Christmas Tamales for My Dad. He Knew They Were Really for Me.
By Kathy Cano-Murillo
There I was: in a sketchy part of town, in a grocery store aisle, poking my finger into various bags of masa. My other hand gripped my phone, as my dad coached me how to choose the best ingredients.
“Got everything? Okay, hurry and get out of there, it’s not safe,” he ordered.
Join TueNight on Dec 13th to hear Omi and Kathy share these stories live! It’s FREE.
Close your eyes, feel the rhythm, TueNighters!
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