Welcome to Moms of Color, a community organization dedicated to healing and empowering mothers of color. Our mission is to support and uplift mothers of color, and help them become the best possible parents for future generations. We believe that through events, podcasts, and blogs, we can create a platform for open and honest dialogue about the challenges that mothers of color face, and provide resources and support to help them overcome these challenges.
At Moms of Color, we believe that unity is key to achieving our goals. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and collaboration among mothers of color, and working together to effect positive change in our families and communities. Through our events, podcasts, and blogs, we strive to create a safe and welcoming space for mothers of color to connect, share their experiences, and learn from one another.
We believe that healing is an essential part of our journey as mothers of color, and we are dedicated to supporting one another in this process. Whether it’s through our online resources, in-person events, or community outreach efforts, we are committed to providing the tools and support that mothers of color need to thrive.
Join us in our mission to support and uplift mothers of color, and help create a brighter future for our children and future generations. Together, we can make a difference.
About the Creator
Lakischa Smith, MPH, Creator of Moms of Color and Afro Yogi Kids.
Greetings, everyone! My name is LaKischa Smith, and I am absolutely thrilled to introduce myself as the creator of Moms of Color and Afro Yogi Kids. This journey began when I was just a young girl, filled with a burning passion to make the world a better place for children. Little did I know that once I became a mother myself, the challenges and responsibilities would bring me face-to-face with the depth of self-reflection. Children have a unique way of holding up a mirror and making us examine our own growth. Are we truly prepared for the transformative journey ahead?
With a deep desire to fulfill my purpose, I pursued a degree in Public Health. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in New Orleans and continued to pursue a Master’s in Public Health with a focus on Healthcare Management and Policy from Florida International University in Miami. However, I soon realized that the corporate world did not align with the calling of my soul. I refused to accept the notion that work should solely be about earning money while sacrificing happiness. There had to be more to it.
Throughout my education and professional journey, one truth remained constant: the power of the African Orisha Yemaya within me. Yemaya, the Orisha known for her protection of women and children, resonated deeply with my spirit and purpose.
It was from this place of connection that Moms of Color was born, with a singular goal in mind: to create healthier mothers, families, and communities in which children can thrive. This purpose spoke to my soul on a profound level.
However, Moms of Color is not solely about extending a helping hand to others. I created this community because I, too, needed a network of support, inspiration, and healing. As a mother of color, I have faced my fair share of challenges and struggles in various facets of life: personal, professional, mental, and societal. Yet, amidst those challenges, I have also experienced the incredible power of sisterhood and community. Trust me when I say that we all need this nourishment. I wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of women coming together, sharing their stories, and uplifting one another.
My vision for Moms of Color is to create a safe and supportive space where we can openly share our experiences, learn from one another, and embark on a collective journey of healing. In this space, I am not just a teacher; I am a student eager to absorb the wisdom and insights each and every one of you brings. Together, we can build a vibrant community that empowers and uplifts mothers of color, ultimately creating a brighter future for our children.
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