Our project started with an audio version of this video four years ago… and here we are in our 3rd year on this blog… and now on Medium and Tumblr too! Enjoy this message of love from Robin Rice, aka Shamama, who accepts you just as you are!


  1. Jenna says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful and touching display of love. Growing up in a rather conservative Christian household, sexuality has always been a hot topic issue for me. I have only come out to my mom, and we have never again discussed it. Somedays I can feel her judgment and while I know she loves me, I don’t know if she accepts me. So I thank you for your moving acceptance. This has really helped me. Bless you beautiful woman. <3

    • Shamama says:

      Bless you dear Jenna! We love and accept you here…. I am so glad we have helped you! HUGS across the miles! Shamama

  2. Ellen says:

    Waiting for the day when my mom will think this:) thank you! I never thought I’d meet a mom who is cep ting. I thought the generational gap was just too big but you’re awesome

    • Shamama says:

      I am so glad we met then! I hope your mom does understand someday. You deserve it! Love, Shamama

  3. Olivia says:

    Thank you so much, it has been a tough year and this has really helped over the holiday season. As soon as possible my mum wants me out of the house since I came out as a lesbian a few months ago. I spent Christmas alone as I wasnt alowed to travel with my family who were going away to visit other family members in London. This has really helped me and I am so appreciative of the the work you all do. Thank you all.-Olivia

    • Shamama says:

      Bless you dear Olivia, that is terrible to alone and not allowed. I send big hugs across the miles… you are just who we created this for! LOVE to you, Shamama

  4. Candice says:

    You are a VERY important mom! You have made me feel like it is perfectly ok to be myself and I thank you for that. I have never truly been able to be myself (I am pansexual/genderfluid) and I come from an extremely religious family so acceptance as a part of the lgbtq+ community is not something that can be expected I would like you to know that you have assured me that the entire world is not like my parents. You and this site have made the holidays bearable. i have never met you and yet I love you so much it’s difficult to explain but thank you again for accepting me for who I am.

    • Shamama says:

      Dear Candice, thank you for that! And thank you for being you. I am so glad we made the holidays more bearable for you. All of us moms here love you back, so you have TONS of love coming your way. Keep being you, please! The world needs the real you, pansuexual/genderfluid and all! Love, Shamama

  5. Emily says:

    I am so grateful for everything you do! I am lesbian and have directed several more of my LGBT friends to this blog, because having a loving, caring mother is something everybody needs, even if they aren’t your real mother. I am fortunate enough to have a mother who loves and supports me as much as all of the moms on this blog, which is a remarkable thing. But sadly not everybody can say the same. You do great work and I am so glad that you are here for everybody who needs a mother, especially during the holiday season!

    • Shamama says:

      I am so glad for you Emily, and thank you for sharing. We are saving lives here this Holiday season… suicides stopped with real love, because our love IS real, even if we don’t know you personally. HUGS to you! Shamama

  6. Violet says:

    I’m crying right now! I’ve always felt like I don’t have a mom even though I technically do! I’m lesbian and my mom thinks it’s a phase or something! She doesn’t care about me at all and yells at me. Thanks for making this blog! It’s amazing how you take your time to come and be a mom for all these people! Thank you!

  7. Mahad says:

    I am in tears because I don’t know you but I always wanted a mom as accepting as you. My mom always told me that a man and another man having a relationship was a big sin. She barely lets me do anything. I’m not allowed to be friends with people I want to be friends with, and I’m not allowed to speak my mind or be who I want to be. You’re super caring, open minded and accepting and I’ll always be glad that you would be my mom instead.

  8. Perry says:

    I can’t stop crying, this video meant so much to me. You are a beautiful person and thank you, thank you so much, Mom.

  9. Sarah Martin says:

    I just want to say thank you. Thank you so much for all the love you have shared. My family is strongly opposed to my lifestyle verbally outspoken among other small jabs and gestures, because of this I have never told them who I am or what I stand for. I feel like a stranger in my own body around them. The holidays are very stressful and hard. I needed the emotional support that I got from the letters and the video. Thank you. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

    Happy holidays to you and yours,

    • Shamama says:

      I am sorry to hear that Sarah, but oh so glad you found us! We send love in buckets… and a new letter each day through the season… enjoy!

  10. Bianca says:

    I’m so happy that I’m crying right now.
    Thank you for resotring my color.
    Thank you for making me feel like I am a person again.
    Thank you.

    • Shamama says:

      Dear Bianca, I am so happy you are happy! Thanks for watching my video… I truly do send love in buckets! xoxox – Shamama

  11. Benjamin says:

    This was exactly what I needed to hear, especially so close to the holidays. While my family isn’t “outright discriminatory,” they have chosen to ignore who I am and who I’ve grown to be. Thank you so, so much for sharing your love!

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

    • Shamama says:

      I am so glad to have been here for you Benjamin! You are too amazing to be ignored… your holiday moms are here to say so! Love, Shamama

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