I hope this message finds you well. I know we’ve been talking a lot about the unique challenges that we as Black mothers face, and the importance of finding a supportive community where we can share our experiences, learn from each other, and grow together. I’ve been doing a bit of research and I think I found some groups that you might be interested in. These organizations offer resources and a safe space for us to navigate motherhood. Check them out:
- Moms of Color: A platform dedicated to providing resources and support to mothers of color, fostering a community where they can learn, grow, and nurture together and strive to be greater.
- The Kuponya Group: A virtual healing community that provides a safe space for Black mothers, the Kuponya Project encourages self-care, self-love, and self-expression.
- Black Maternal Health Alliance: This organization is dedicated to improving Black maternal health outcomes by promoting policy change and providing resources for education and advocacy.
- Black Women Birthing Justice: This grassroots organization works to improve Black maternal and reproductive justice through community organizing, education, and research.
- Mocha Moms: This national support group is for stay-at-home mothers of color who are looking to connect with other mothers and find resources for parenting and self-care.
- Sisters in Loss: This online community provides support and resources for Black women who have experienced infertility, baby loss, and miscarriage.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative: This organization advocates for policies and programs that improve the health and wellness of Black women and girls. They offer resources for reproductive and maternal health, mental health, and more.
- Black Mamas Matter Alliance: A national organization that advocates for the health and well-being of Black mothers and families. Their website provides information about policy, advocacy, and resources.
- National Birth Equity Collaborative: An organization that works to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates among Black women. They provide resources, training, and advocacy.
I hope you find these resources as helpful and empowering as I do. Remember, we’re not alone in this journey, and these groups are here to support us. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them or to me if you need anything. Let’s continue to uplift each other and grow as mothers and sisters. Take care and be well.
With Love, Lakischa Smith
Meet Lakischa Smith, a proud mother and a dedicated public health advocate. With a Bachelor’s from Dillard University and a Master’s in Public Health from Florida International University, she’s committed to sharing honest narratives about black motherhood. Lakischa believes in fostering sisterhood to combat the pervasive forces of white supremacy, and empowering African American women to be agents of change for future generations. She asserts that recognizing and addressing our community’s struggles is crucial, for healing is the key to moving forward. Armed with the power of education and a deep belief in collective action, Lakischa is determined to ensure that the issues impacting African American maternal health aren’t just seen—they’re addressed and resolved.