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?
Instead of teaching our kids to work twice as hard to seek the approval of people and companies that simply don't know how to appreciate and respect Black brilliance, let's start teaching our kids that racist systems will never be able to fully value them because many were never built with them in mind, but … Continue reading Why The “Working Twice As Hard” Mentality Doesn’t Work
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
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
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!
“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
https://soundcloud.com/parentingforliberation/episode-31-pleasure-parenting-live-conversation-with-dani-mcclain-adrienne-maree-brown Cross-posting podcast from "How to Survive the End of the World" https://radiopublic.com/how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-wor-60a57d/ep/s1!d9317 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 … Continue reading Podcasts & Photos 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