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Why I Do this Work?

  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?

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Build It, They Will Come: Building a Parenting for Liberation Community of Practice

Mother and Literacy Activist, Dr. Kim Parker, reached out to us via facebook messenger to connect about hosting a family gathering in Boston for folks raising Black boys entitled "Free, Whole, & Happy Black Boys." We had the pleasure of connecting with Dr. Kim virtually sharing tools and resources. She purchased of our our last … Continue reading Build It, They Will Come: Building a Parenting for Liberation Community of Practice

The Stress of Parenting While Black Can Take a Toll on Mental Health

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

Still I Rise: A Collective Poem Written By Participants of “Raising Liberated Children” Workshop

“Our ancestors got us.” This was the text that I sent to Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work the night before our first “Raising Liberated Children” workshop held on February 1st, 2018. With the financial of Resonance Network and coordination support of Just Detention International, Cecilia and I designed a three-part workshop series for mothers who … Continue reading Still I Rise: A Collective Poem Written By Participants of “Raising Liberated Children” Workshop

Let’s Talk About Sex! Podcast with Ignacio & Amanda Rivera

Talking about sex in a liberated way has been a challenge. Often times, we have the conversation about sex rooted in fear (fear of unwanted pregnancy, fear of sexually transmitted infections, fear of sexual abuse and violence, etc.) Because it is so scary, may parents avoid it. However, simply because you don't talk about with … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex! Podcast with Ignacio & Amanda Rivera

Black History Read-Aloud “Lillian’s Right to Vote”

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”

#100DaysofMotherhoodSOF with Jena Holliday

    According to Essence Magazine's "Black Girls Draw" series, "One of the greatest revolutionary acts as a Black person in America is Black motherhood." In our interview with illustrator, Jena Holliday, we discuss her artwork that represents the power of Black motherhood. In our discussion, Jena shares why she wanted to focus on Black … Continue reading #100DaysofMotherhoodSOF with Jena Holliday

Interview with Jamia Wilson, Author of “Young, Gifted & Black”

  We are so happy to talk to Jamia Wilson, author of "Young, Gifted & Black," a newly published Black children's literature book. In this interview we dig into this incredible book that highlights 52 Black heroes across the diaspora. In the welcome letter the book is described as a love letter to our ancestors … Continue reading Interview with Jamia Wilson, Author of “Young, Gifted & Black”

Raising Liberated Children Workshop with Incarcerated Women

We are so excited to partner with Just Detention International and Chicana Motherwork to bring "Raising Liberated Children" a 3-week workshop series for parents who want to learn about the impacts of intergenerational trauma and ways to overcome it by parenting ourselves and our children to be healthy and free to incarcerated women. Artwork: Intergalactic Conspiracies of Childcare Collectives.

It Takes a Village: How to Build A Black Community with Malesha Taylor

We had the beautiful opportunity to speak with Malesha Taylor, a classically trained opera singer, and mother of three residing in San Diego, a suburban community in Southern California about how to build a community in the suburbs and instill cultural pride in her children. During our discussion, Malesha reflected on the trauma of her own … Continue reading It Takes a Village: How to Build A Black Community with Malesha Taylor

Colonialism & other -Isms With Prof Tiffany Lanoix

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