How do you talk to your kids about racial tension? In an alternate universe down south in Charlottesville, Virginia, Bellamy Shoffner is writer and photographer struggling with the same issue. She wanted to start a discourse on social justice issues issues facing many marginalized people and so she did what writers do, when they are impassioned. She picked up the […]
‘It takes a village to raise a child’ Today I spent the day with my extended village at the Alliance of Educators for Black Students Family Conference. It was an amazing. There’s something really inspiring and uplifting about being surrounded by fellow black parents all trying to learn how to support and advocate for their kids…and black teachers trying to […]
The face of homeschooling is changing across North America as more and more black parents choose to educate their children in order to give them the best possible schooling possible. On episode 5 of the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast, I am talking to Eva Greene Wilson author of the blog socamom.com and Yolanda Newton, Director of EducationRevolt.org. We talk about the reasons why homeschooling […]
As an outsider looking into to the mess that is the United States, more often than not I am left speechless. Beyond that though, as a mother, as someone with family in the US, there is a deep sense of solidarity with black folk and the struggles that they face, because although to a lesser extent, these are the same […]
We talk about the history of wet nursing and the real stigma that comes with black women using their breasts to feed babies that originated in slavery. 'That “slavery sh*t” as one woman referred to it
Yes, I belong to black only moms group. They have been a sanctuary for me. Before I found these groups I was struggling. My son was struggling with identity issues. He didn’t want to be ‘brown’ he hated his hair and waited ‘straight yellow hair.’ I knew what was missing….his village. We have a huge family, but they all live […]
I don't have my 'ish together, I'm a hot mess mom.
I have to share the goodness that is the wash-day visor. Why didn’t anyone tell me about these before? Essentially they are plastic visors that sit at the front of your wriggly child’s head and prevents water from falling into their face or eye. I need one of these. NOW! Washing the little madam’s hair is a real struggle. We […]