Stories of Black Motherhood

This powerful documentation of Black Motherhood highlights to joys and challenges of raising Black children....with the commitment to focus on the joys! Shout out to Kim Parker, a Parenting For Liberation supporter for their story in this video. "I could spend my whole life worrying about what other people bring to the table to oppress her/him. … Continue reading Stories of Black Motherhood

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Happy Mama’s Day

Happy Mama’s Day from Parenting for Liberation! On this day we honor those who are mothering and nurturing the next generation of Black children to be liberated and whole. As you mother children, continue to mother yourselves providing yourself love and self care. Join Forward Together  annual Mamas Day initiative to celebrate mothers from marginalized communities who are often excluded from traditional … Continue reading Happy Mama’s Day

Still I Rise: A Collective Poem Written By Participants of “Raising Liberated Children” Workshop

“Our ancestors got us.” This was the text that I sent to Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work the night before our first “Raising Liberated Children” workshop held on February 1st, 2018. With the financial of Resonance Network and coordination support of Just Detention International, Cecilia and I designed a three-part workshop series for mothers who … Continue reading Still I Rise: A Collective Poem Written By Participants of “Raising Liberated Children” Workshop

#100DaysofMotherhoodSOF with Jena Holliday

    According to Essence Magazine's "Black Girls Draw" series, "One of the greatest revolutionary acts as a Black person in America is Black motherhood." In our interview with illustrator, Jena Holliday, we discuss her artwork that represents the power of Black motherhood. In our discussion, Jena shares why she wanted to focus on Black … Continue reading #100DaysofMotherhoodSOF with Jena Holliday

Raising Liberated Children Workshop with Incarcerated Women

We are so excited to partner with Just Detention International and Chicana Motherwork to bring "Raising Liberated Children" a 3-week workshop series for parents who want to learn about the impacts of intergenerational trauma and ways to overcome it by parenting ourselves and our children to be healthy and free to incarcerated women. Artwork: Intergalactic Conspiracies of Childcare Collectives.

It Takes a Village: How to Build A Black Community with Malesha Taylor

We had the beautiful opportunity to speak with Malesha Taylor, a classically trained opera singer, and mother of three residing in San Diego, a suburban community in Southern California about how to build a community in the suburbs and instill cultural pride in her children. During our discussion, Malesha reflected on the trauma of her own … Continue reading It Takes a Village: How to Build A Black Community with Malesha Taylor

Mia Birdsong: Shifting the Narratives of Black Families

Parenting for Liberation had the privilege of interviewing Mia Birdsong a powerhouse Mama-activist doing big things to shift the stories being told about Black families! During our interview with the Mia Birdsong, Co-Founder/Director of Family Story, we discussed the limitations and false narratives that exist about the make up of the Black family such as: … Continue reading Mia Birdsong: Shifting the Narratives of Black Families

Mothering While Brown

A fellow Mama of Parenting for Liberation, Cecilia Cabellero, recently wrote a blog sharing on her experiences in Mothering While Brown. "Mothering while brown means all the times I’ve been told, not asked, to leave white spaces while with my child—university classrooms, academic conferences, exhibits, museums, cafes, restaurants. So you mother while brown anyway. You … Continue reading Mothering While Brown

Parenting for Liberation partners with Mothering Justice for Mama’s University

Parenting for Liberation is excited to partner with Mothering Justice as they launched their new training program, Mamas’ University. The course offers a holistic approach to developing women leaders. Women do not lead single issue lives and in order to build an activist mother it requires addressing all of her relationship issues. This would encompass … Continue reading Parenting for Liberation partners with Mothering Justice for Mama’s University

Black Activist Mothering

We had the honor of interviewing Jacqueline Roebuck Sakho who recently launched Black Activist Mothering. Jacqueline performs #BlackActivistMothering as a conceptual framework that is a capturing and both shedding of what it means to be a black mother who engages problems of practice unfolding in urban school settings as community work. A #BlackActivistMother herself, Jacqueline has been trailblazing … Continue reading Black Activist Mothering