The unbearable grief of Black mothers

“Black mothers require these healing resources because of the pre-existing disparities in access to both physical and mental health resources, coupled with the added pressures of round-the-clock caregiving, financial uncertainty, school closures, and social isolation that is uniquely impacting Black mothers,” - Trina Greene Brown Please read this important piece by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez #freeblackmotherhood Read … Continue reading The unbearable grief of Black mothers

Episode 32: Black Maternal Health with Melissa Franklin & Brandi Sims

Black Maternal Health  https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-32-black-maternal-health-with-melissa-franklin-brandi-simms/s-uE3h5 In this episode, Parenting for Liberation spoke with two powerful Black women--Melissa Franklin, a Pritkzer Fellow, and Brandi Sims, a doula and Program Officer--working on the frontlines with First 5 LA to partner with DPH and lead L.A. County’s collaborative effort to reduce the Black infant and maternal mortality gap. They … Continue reading Episode 32: Black Maternal Health with Melissa Franklin & Brandi Sims

The Strained Relationship Between Black Mothers And Their Daughters | MadameNoire

“I went through it and I made it out alright” is no longer a rhetoric I will accept from Black mothers regarding the abuse of Black girls." Young Black girls don’t need to be beaten into submission. They are intelligent beings capable of reason and logic. Young Black girls don’t need to be told how … Continue reading The Strained Relationship Between Black Mothers And Their Daughters | MadameNoire

Black mothers deserve to be freed from outrageous stereotypes

Incredible piece to challenge us to #FreeBlackMotherhood by a Parenting for Liberation partner, Ambreia Meadows Fernandez: Since arriving on U.S. shores, black mothers have been sacrificing joy to save their families. We’re the glue that holds our community together, but we’re regularly overlooked and under supported. We’ve been beaten to death with the stigma the … Continue reading Black mothers deserve to be freed from outrageous stereotypes

Parenting for Liberation co-host gathering with Dani McClain + adrienne maree brown

Parenting for Liberation, The Underground Museum, LOOM Present: Dani McClain x adrienne maree brown in conversation with Erica Chidi Cohen About this Event:Sunday, July 14th3:00-5:00pmThe Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA Tickets available at Eventbrite: Bit.ly/daniadrienne This year, Dani McClain has published We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, a book that … Continue reading Parenting for Liberation co-host gathering with Dani McClain + adrienne maree brown

Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves

https://vimeo.com/parentingforliberation/blackmamamagic Video by ANS Photography Our first Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves which was a huge success! Deepening out commitment to self-care as a strategy of planting seeds for our collective Black FUTURE--this gathering combined care with community. Shout out to the beautiful Black Mamas who gathered, engaging in various activities from an interactive Bingo … Continue reading Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves

Mothering Ourselves: mama’s supporting one another

Founder/Executive Director wrote an article for Women's Media Center linked and re-posted below: http://www.womensmediacenter.com/news-features/mothering-ourselves-mamas-supporting-one-another Mother’s Day is coming up, and oftentimes for Black folks it means families celebrate their mothers as superwoman. Mothers who do it all, for everybody, without any help. Cue Tupac’s “Dear Mama.”  I understand why we, as a Black community, uplift … Continue reading Mothering Ourselves: mama’s supporting one another

Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves

Because Mother’s Day is often filled with mamas running around with family dinners and making sure their kids look nice for holiday photos, many Mama’s don’t actually enjoy the holiday earmarked for them. So, Parenting for Liberation is hosting a post Mama Day community care event in SoCal to celebrate mothers, practice community care (with … Continue reading Black Mama Magic: Mothering Ourselves