“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
Yesterday while I was still reeling from the fact that George Floyd, yet another loved one , has been taken by an act of police cruelty, my soul brother Eric Darnell Pritchard began sharing this poem as a resource. I wrote this poem in 2014 and first shared it at the BOLD national gathering as … Continue reading Coming Back to Breath
On this podcast we connect with Ida McRae who identifies as a Black Muslim woman and parent on what it means to be Black and Muslim. With the heightened violence against Muslim communities from the New Zealand attack in Christchurch that left over 50 dead and 50 more injured and with the increased repressive policies … Continue reading Episode 26: Black + Muslim: Dealing with AntiBlackness + Islamophobia with Ida McRae
Each year, I made a point of chaperoning the first field trip of the school year. My volunteerism was as much a display of parent engagement as it was a subconscious way of helping my children assert their blackness. Read complete article here.
Founder, Trina Greene Brown, is on Ms. Magazine blog today sharing her personal story that inspired her to create a multimedia platform for Black parents who commit to raise Black children who are free liberated. "Freedom is what many parents who have histories of enslavement and incarceration desire for their children. As the daughter of … Continue reading Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Providing Space for Healing and Liberation to Incarcerated Women
Recently, the work of Parenting for Liberation has focused on Black parents healing from historical, intergenerational, and current traumas associated with "Parenting while Black." In this article, our collaborative partner, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, who was featured on our podcast, reflects on the mental health impact of raising Black children. Anxiety can cripple black parents. But it … Continue reading The Stress of Parenting While Black Can Take a Toll on Mental Health
As we close out Black History Month, our founder, Trina Greene Brown, visited a local elementary school to do a read-along. Click watch the video of Trina reading Lillian's Right to Vote to a group of engaged 3rd graders: Read on for more about her experience: I spent months searching for the "perfect" book to … Continue reading Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”
On the heels of Thanksgiving (aka Thanks-taking), we had the pleasure of catching up with long time friend (see photos of our sisterhood-motherhood below), Professor Tiffany Lanoix to break down how to talk to Black children about colonialism and other -isms as they intersect and impact the parenting for Black children. In this podcast Professor … Continue reading Colonialism & other -Isms With Prof Tiffany Lanoix
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
"White children are exposed to racism daily. If we parents don’t point it out, show how it works and teach why it is false, over time our children are more likely to accept racist messages at face value. When they see racial inequality — when the only doctors or teachers they see are white, or … Continue reading Are You Raising a Racist?