The Secret Lives of Black Mothers

When I scheduled this latest conversation for the Woke Mommy Chatter podcast. It was meant to be three people talking about the idea of achievement being equated to ‘acting white’ and the phrase ‘Oreo cookie’ that is hurled at Black kids who don’t fit the ‘stereotype.’   This episode does talk about that issue, but my conversation with fellow blogger, Trish Frempong of Confessions of a Hustling Mama, is also about so much more.  It captures all of the complications, uncertainty, joy and pain of parenting and living as a Black mother.

“My kids are not safe in their school”
“I would make myself small in social situations”
“A colleague called me a bounty bar, because they said I acted white”Just a few nuggets from this episode the Woke Mommy Chatter Podcast. If you listen to only one episode – this is the one to listen to.Trish

Listen as we explore education and learning while Black, working while Black and just the experience of living and existing in a Black body and how that impacts the way we parent our kids.

This isn’t an episode to miss.

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Published by Kearie Daniel

If you're a socially conscious mom follow #WokeMommyChatter. It's a space where I'll blog about social issues from a mommy POV. It won't always be comfortable reading...prepare to be challenged. Of course they'll also be posts about parenthood, kids and the need for access to a winery year round to survive;). You can also follow me on Twitter @wokemommy

2 thoughts on “The Secret Lives of Black Mothers

  1. Hi Shelley, Thank you so much. Your offer is so very sweet. However, I think the best thing everyone can do is start local. Look at the schools in your area. If the school is predominately white, that is even more of a reason to donate books to the school.

  2. I just read your piece challenging white moms to help re: school. If you send me your children’s school name and address I will donate scholastic books including black characters and other non anglo folks. For the record… I am a retired preschool teacher who is 3rd generation japanese American. While I did experimented some “bullying” and racism from peers… I remember being treated as somehow special by many teachers for being asain with high expectations based on my enthnicity. I was in school in the late 60s and 70s.

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