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?
Parenting for Liberation had the privilege of interviewing Mia Birdsong a powerhouse Mama-activist doing big things to shift the stories being told about Black families! During our interview with the Mia Birdsong, Co-Founder/Director of Family Story, we discussed the limitations and false narratives that exist about the make up of the Black family such as: … Continue reading Mia Birdsong: Shifting the Narratives of Black Families
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On the heels of Charlottesville, we shared an article by Black mother-writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez, featured in On Parenting in the Washington Post which made the call for parents to spoil their Black children. Following the publication, Parenting for Liberation founder, Trina Greene Brown, connected with writer, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez for a response article and interview. During our … Continue reading Shifting from Tough Love to Liberated Love with Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
On September 16, Parenting for Liberation attended the 5th Annual Black Family Conference, hosted by Awaken the Greatness Foundation. According to their website, The annual Black Family Conferences' purpose is to: create synergy between families, local businesses, key influencers and service providers through an educational and entertaining platform. At the conference, children were provided free … Continue reading Black Family Conference
Mother and author, A.Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, recently wrote about why she rejected the tough discipline that has traditionally been a hallmark of black parenting. In a follow up article with the Washington Post, Trina Greene Brown, founder of Parenting for Liberation, was invited to share her response. Here is what Trina had to share: Raising my son … Continue reading ‘Spoiling’ black babies: Moms share their stories, including Trina Greene Brown
A fellow Mama of Parenting for Liberation, Cecilia Cabellero, recently wrote a blog sharing on her experiences in Mothering While Brown. "Mothering while brown means all the times I’ve been told, not asked, to leave white spaces while with my child—university classrooms, academic conferences, exhibits, museums, cafes, restaurants. So you mother while brown anyway. You … Continue reading Mothering While Brown
"Our parents’ method was one of sacrifice. It was a very noble goal but it left much to be desired. We have learned through the decades that we can’t protect our children from the hate of the world by acclimating them to high levels of discipline. This is because their actions are not the … Continue reading “After Charlottesville: We need to start ‘spoiling’ our black children”
"That’s why we must create a future in which children of color are not disproportionately caught up in the criminal justice system, a world in which a black 17-year-old can wear a hoodie without being assumed to be a criminal. Creating that social change, however, has proved difficult. And that’s partly because the concept of … Continue reading Let Black Kids Just Be Kids
Click to Watch Webinar Recording Earlier this year, Parenting for Liberation was the guest speaker for Delaware Coalitions' THRIVE series. This webinar builds upon concepts from DCADV’s THRIVE Conference which explored the linkages between multiple forms of violence. Societal and structural violence is intrinsically linked to violence in the home. This webinar features Trina Greene … Continue reading Liberated Parenting Strategies Webinar Recording
ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE We had a few incredible sessions at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit from June 15-17, 2018. We are happy to share highlights from a couple of the sessions below. MOTHERING THE REVOLUTION In the Mothering the Revolution session facilitated in partnership with Cecilia Caballero of Chicana M(other)work, participants offered vulnerable reflections … Continue reading Highlights from our AMC sessions!