While President Trump prepared to deliver his “State of the Union” address, Mothering Justice Michigan Executive Director Eboni Taylor offered an address to highlight disparities and inequalities Black mothers face and to challenge the public and policymakers to take action.
The World Health Organization recently reported a global decline in the maternal mortality rate over the past 20 years—but pregnancy related deaths in the United States more than doubled across the same two decades. Why is motherhood such a precarious state in a prosperous country like ours?
If your gift-giving goal is simply to mask any stress, guilt or even inequality in mom’s life, I suggest a strong scented candle. But if you want to gift her with solidarity and support this year, consider these ideas instead.
Unrealistic expectations of motherhood undermine the mental health of moms.
For far too many Black mothers, cultural stigma and a lack of access to quality healthcare and family-friendly workplace policies systematically prevent us from holding the power to decide for ourselves.
“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
If lawmakers in the state House pass SB 972—An Act Concerning Access to Original Birth Records By Adult Adoptees—Connecticut will become the eleventh state to unseal adoptees’ birth records.
Instead of seeing a therapist, I typed some of my feelings and experiences into Google. That’s when I realized I wasn’t alone. That was how I found about about the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Forward Together worked with dozens of partner organizations in the Strong Family Network to launch its 2019 Mamas Day campaign. The theme—Powers and Flowers—reminds us that while Mamas Day is a day to shower our mamas with love and affection, it can also be a time to recognize their power and tireless efforts to ensure that our families have what they need to thrive.