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We hope this email finds you healthy, happy, and thriving - wherever you are and whatever you do (or don't do) to celebrate the holidays, we wish you joy, prosperity, and an abundance of love!

We've been blessed with a lot to celebrate this holiday season - see below to learn all about what’s new with Mama Bears!
IN THE NEWS:

*We love this new initiative started by Glee co-creator, Ryan Murphy. He created a new fund to stop anti-LGBTQ candidates from running for office. Learn more about it here.
FILM UPDATES:

*Did you all know that Mama Bears is currently breaking the internet? :) We've had two viral videos in two months! Most recently, ABC's More in Common featured Mama Bears in their short piece on Sara Cunningham. They followed Sara's story about becoming a stand-in mom for same-sex couples who do not have supporting family attending their weddings. Our footage was used throughout the piece (all the wedding and pre-wedding footage belongs to Mama Bears!) and we got a great shout-out! See the full piece below.
*The short film Daresha was commissioned to direct for the ACLU about mama bear Kimberly Shappley and her fight for her transgender daughter Kai to use the girls bathroom in Texas garnered over 1 MILLION VIEWS in less than a month (we're currently at 1.4 million!)!  Yaaaaaassssss, y'all!

If that' not "proof positive" that there's an audience starving for this film, we don't know what is.  Here it is again, if you'd like help us keep the momentum going by sharing it with your posse.
*Some news to keep you in suspense...we've got a huge grant we will be announcing early next year! :) :) Stay tuned...
CREW UPDATES:

*Mama Bears is currently seeking a documentary editor based in Atlanta. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please send them our way. :)

 
MAMA BEAR UPDATES:

*"Liz Dyer posted about the new mama bear article out this month! Check it out!
"OutSmart magazine, Houston's LGBTQ magazine, did a story on Serendipitydodah for Moms...it's a good article and I appreciate them doing the story.

As always, my hope is that a message of hope and love will be conveyed and I think the writer did a wonderful job of capturing what is in my heart and the heart of all Serendipitydodah Mama Bears!!

#loveisthemovement #mamabearsrock #serendipitydodah"
(A note that Free Mom Hugs is a separate organization, founded by Sara Cunningham.)


*Speaking of Sara, her story was featured in People online this month! Check it out!

 
Thanks so much for all you do to make the world a safer, happier place. Until next year!

xoxo,
 
Daresha & Laura

 

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