january, 2023

14jan6:30 pm"Mama Bears" Documentary Screening by WF Free Mom HugsBackdoor TheatreCost:Free | Reservation Required

Event Details

Please join the Wichita Falls Chapter of Free Mom Hugs for a free screening of “Mama Bears – a film by Daresha Kyi”.MAMA BEARS is a feature-length documentary that explores the many ways conservative Christian mothers’ lives are impacted and utterly transformed when they decide to affirm and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ children.

Sara Cunningham, founder of Free Mom Hugs, will be in attendance for the film.

This event is free to the public, but reservations are required. You can reserve your tickets by visiting

Doors will open at 6 PM, and the film will be at 6:30 PM. A Q&A session will follow the screening.For additional questions or information, please contact Melissa Williams at about the film:

Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. Although some may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their offspring safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.

MAMA BEARS is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears” —whose profound love for their LGBTQ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community — and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important.



Free | Reservation Required