Feel The Good with Shawl

Episode 19: Sara Cunningham, Free Mom Hugs

June 22, 2021 Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook Season 2 Episode 2
Feel The Good with Shawl
Episode 19: Sara Cunningham, Free Mom Hugs
Show Notes

Sara Cunningham is an author, activist and founder of the non-profit organization Free Mom Hugs.  Free Mom Hugs' mission is empowering the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education and conversation.  In this episode,  Sara shares how Free Mom Hugs got started, the personal and deeply moving story of how she as a mother reacted when she found out she had a gay son and her journey from "the church to the Pride parade. " Sara shares her passion to make the world a kinder, safer place for the LGBTQUIA+ community.  We chat about all the ways Free Mom Hugs is helping the community and the  partnership with Jamie Lee Curtis who will release a movie based on Sara's book, How We Sleep at Night. We discuss allyship, what being a stand-in Mom means and why going beyond the hug is so important. 

This conversation will show you the power of change, the impact of love and education and how you can show up for LGBTQUIA+ individuals, youth and their families that  need your support. 

Follow Shawl on Instagram/Twitter: @shawlinivmh
Website: https://www.shawlinivmh.com/
Transcripts Available: https://www.shawlinivmh.com/ftg-transcripts

Follow Free Mom Hugs
Instagram/Twitter: @freemomhugs

Sara's Memoir
How We Sleep at Night. A mothers memoir https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Sleep-At-Night/dp/1499725388 

*Spread the Good:
Go to freemomhugs.org find your state chapter, resources, FMH merch and donate