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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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The Color Discpline

Thank you Dani McClain for your powerful piece on discipline in the Black community, "The Color of Discipline" "Black parents know this anxious vigilance, but for many of us it doesn’t fade away after a period of months. Instead, many of us are held hostage by fear. Trina Greene Brown, founder of a support community for black … Continue reading The Color Discpline

Happy Mama’s Day

Happy Mama’s Day from Parenting for Liberation! On this day we honor those who are mothering and nurturing the next generation of Black children to be liberated and whole. As you mother children, continue to mother yourselves providing yourself love and self care. Join Forward Together  annual Mamas Day initiative to celebrate mothers from marginalized communities who are often excluded from traditional … Continue reading Happy Mama’s Day

Inspiration Award

This past week, our founder, Trina Greene Brown received the Inspiration Award from CADRE at their annual spring gala. “Inspiration Award is presented to Trina Greene Brown, founder of Parenting for Liberation, with gratitude and admiration for your courageous vision of healing and transforming Black parents’ struggles into liberated collective Black parent power.” - CADRE … Continue reading Inspiration Award

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