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New Episode! Parenting After Prison

https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-33-parenting-after-prison In this week’s podcast, Trina talks with Matthew Arlington, who is currently interning with Parenting for Liberation through his program at California State University Fullerton. Matthew is a father who was formerly incarcerated during the early stages of fatherhood. This episode focuses on the hardships associated with parenting while incarcerated and methods to overcome … Continue reading New Episode! Parenting After Prison

50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

Parenting for Liberation hosted a private screening of Harriet, where over 50 Black parents and children witnessed Harriet’s enduring courage, ingenuity and tenacity to not only free herself but over one thousand enslaved Africans.  The film was an inspiration for attendees to watch a small but mighty Cynthia Erivo as Harriet, wield her power--spiritual, legal, … Continue reading 50 attend P4L Harriet Screening

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

Podcast Episode: From Homeschooling to WorldSchooling! Interview with Natalie Pipkin of Black World Schoolers

https://open.spotify.com/episode/27nHjWOC4OS4fk1PUQrtY5?si=pJTDVGEbTbyj00tzt3qswA In this episode with Natalie Pipkin, founder of Black World Schoolers, she told the stories behind the research data that shows that African Americans are increasingly pulling their Black children out of schools and deciding to homeschool for a variety of reasons. Natalie shares her own personal experience with racism as a school age … Continue reading Podcast Episode: From Homeschooling to WorldSchooling! Interview with Natalie Pipkin of Black World Schoolers

Podcast Episode! PACT Camp: I presented a workshop on white privilege for adoptive parents of black children!

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, An Adoption Alliance. While I was excited to support the nearly 150 Black children who attend the camp, when I found out that … Continue reading Podcast Episode! PACT Camp: I presented a workshop on white privilege for adoptive parents of black children!