Hey Black mothers and others,
I’m Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
A storyteller, public speaker, facilitator, and motherhood scholar with nearly a decade of shedding light on the demands of motherhood and a lifetime of expressing what others feel but fear saying.
I live by the quote “homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto” and have written hundreds of essays on the demands of mothering and how social and health-based systems fail us— especially when Black.
“I believe we can create a world where all humans are valued and supported by supporting the reflection, well-being, and humanity of mothers.”
Four random facts about me:
I know social histories well.
I use my knowledge to liaise between the media industry and Black communities, especially around Black motherhood. I empower Black mothers and others with narrative sharing and support them to identify links between historical perspectives and lived experiences through writing, speaking, and facilitation.
I’m a skilled speaker and workshop facilitator in in-person and virtual mediums.
I created FreeBlackmotherhood, an embodied social movement that highlights the importance of mothers’ creative and emotional freedom to encourage ‘Black mothers and others’ to uplift Black maternal knowledge and stories. Early on, I realized that the narratives about motherhood impacted Black mama’s mental and physical health because they impacted mine.
I witnessed how risks for unmet mental health needs and maternal health risks trickle down to impact our households and communities negatively.
I also notice that Black mothers and others rarely have opportunities to speak of our experiences, concerns, and community needs out loud—let alone address them at the structural level. My dream is to reimagine mothering as a Black that Black mothers are free to be vulnerable as I have.