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?
This podcast is a great follow up to our last podcast which discussed healing justice, as we talk with Johnaé Strong--a black mommy of two: 6 yo Akeim and 2 yo Jari, educator and organizer dedicated to healing and liberation for all black people--about the Black Joy Experience album that was released by BYP100 in summer … Continue reading Black Joy Experience Album with Johnaé Strong
Our friend, Dani McClain, interviewed #metoo movement founder, Tarana Burke about how to support survivors when they are your own children. Continue here to read the full interview between Dani McClain and Tarana Burke, as she shares the shift she made in talking to her daughter about sexual violence and what was possible with that … Continue reading Tarana Burke Talks About How to Support Survivors—When They’re Your Kids
Our dear friend, Danielle Slaughter, creator of Mamademics counters the narrative that we must protect our children’s innocence by not overburdening with the truth about white supremacy; instead she reflects on how increasing their awareness is key to enhancing their power. Click link to read full article. Raising carefree innocent children does not mean raising … Continue reading PROTECTING YOUR CHILD’S “INNOCENCE” IS GIVING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WHITE SUPREMACY A HEAD START
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.
Decolonize Thanksgiving! Check out our latest newsletter with liberated parenting strategies to decolonize thanksgiving in our homes and in schools; also included: latest podcast on healing justice. Below are snippets--click here to read the entire newsletter. Make sure to sign up to receive the emails directly.
Dr Stacey Patton, author of Spare the Child, write a recent article in Dame Magazine where she explores “How do pediatricians plan to open Black folks up to discussions about cortisol, oxytocin, adverse childhood experiences, epigenetics, trauma bonding, and alternatives to hitting?” Dr. Patton addresses the huge historical question around the legacy of medicine and … Continue reading Can Pediatrics Convince Black Parents to Stop Spanking?
Mother of Black boy, Professor Nicole Fleetwood raising questions that many Black parents hold in their breath in her article, Raising a Black Boy Not to be Afraid: “I have agonized over this for years: How do I prepare him without paralyzing him with the fear of white people’s paranoia? How much do I … Continue reading Raising a Black Boy to Not be Afraid
“Confronting chronic emotional pain in Black life is the terrain of political resistance we must now explore, the new revolutionary frontier” -bell hooks This week on the podcast, we celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Week by discussing the role of healing and mentalhealth in parenting. In this episode we discuss our participation and … Continue reading Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week — Podcast on Healing in Parenting
We are parents of boys. We need to choose Justices that reflect the values and behavior we want for our kids. We believe Ms. Rameriez, Dr. Ford and Ms. Swetnick. Join us in asking Senators to be courageous, to listen to survivors and to make a decision that respects the next generation. Sign our petition … Continue reading Sign on: Letter from Parents of Sons to Senate
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