As mothers and caregivers, we’re forever looking toward other inspiring mamas for guidance be it on how to change a diaper or educate ourselves on change. This week, as we’re learning, we wanted to surface a few of the most instrumental and influential Black mothers, thought-leaders, activists, experts, and educators in our community who are teaching and guiding us every day.
We encourage you to explore, engage in conversation, and feel encouraged by their efforts, and uplifting words, the same as we are.
Mother, Model + Activist
With the belief that every step forward is a chance for change, Tylynn recently organized an impactful Digital Protest (with over 350 supporters) geared toward mothers who want to attend protests, but have children at home. Follow her efforts and stay up to date on details and future activations @tylynnnguyen.
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Mother + 60th Mayor of Atlanta
Brandi Sellerz Jackson
Mother, Founder of Not So Private Parts, Co-Founder of Moms In Color + Doula
Melissa DePino + Michelle Saahene
Mother, Co-Founders of From Privilege To Progress + The #ShowUp Movement
Mother, Founder of Phenomenal + Author of Kamala And Maya’s Big Idea
Knowing we’re raising the next generation of changemakers, @Meena, the founder of @phenomenal, a lifestyle brand bringing awareness to social causes, recently wrote and published her first children’s book Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. Written to help shape the way our children see the world and their ability to create positive change in their communities, order a copy for your fam, in support, through your local indie bookshop.
Rachel Nicks Lyons
Mother, Actor, Trainer + Doula
Mother of one, with one on the way, Rachel is an advocate for maternal health for women of color and offers yoga and training practices to her clients. Available for one-on-one sessions and counseling. DM her at @rachelenicks to connect.