I do this work for my son, Terrence, my daughter Ariyah, and for your children too. The idea for this podcast came when I attended a transition lab. Here is a link to the transitions and changes, I promised to make to myself--to be a liberated parent: Parenting for Liberation I am raising a young … Continue reading Why I Do this Work?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0t5FKou4N3x0rPhJxNtwlc?si=TEaYyXaCRw-9McUoK-4WNA I was invited to speak at PACT family camp by Malaika Parker, an African American adoptive parent, who works to support the adoptive parents of color who are connected with PACT Adopt. While I was excited to support the nearly 150 Black children who attend the camp, when I found out that 75% of … Continue reading Podcast Episode! PACT Camp: I presented a workshop on white privilege for adoptive parents of black children!
“There was something so valuable about what happened when one became a mother. For me it was the most liberating thing that ever happened to me.
The Courage of Parenting When You Have A History of Trauma — Gretchen Schmelzer Parenting with a trauma history is one of the bravest things that people can do—and it is invisible. If you are doing it well, nobody knows. Nobody cheers. If you had been physically disabled by a past trauma and chose to run … Continue reading The Courage of Parenting When You Have A History of Trauma
It was an honor to hold space for the beautiful gathering of over 100 folks in a the lavender garden to listen to a collective of Black women speak to our rights to pleasure in parenting. First, it was great to welcome to Dani and adrienne, who have traveled from Cincinnati and Detroit, respectively, to … Continue reading Photos and Intro from Pleasure and Parenting event with Dani McClain and 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
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
https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-28-mamas-day-bailout-with-tiara-moore In honor of Mama’s Day, and to raise awareness of the Black Mama Bailout initiative, Parenting for Liberation spoke with Tiara Moore and mother of 5, an activist, and mama who was bailed out by the Black Mama Day Bailout initiative. In our conversation, Tiara reflects on her experience with the criminal INjustice system, … Continue reading Episode 28: “Black Mama Day Bail Out” Tiara Moore
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
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