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#Freeblackmotherhood isn’t about gentle parenting or rasing children. #Freeblackmotherhood is a framework that says mothers and mothering people must invest in themselves and heal before they can raise anyone effectively.

It’s the work that must be done BEFORE quality parenting.

A. Rochaun

Discuss Mothering, Locate Transformation

Freeblackmotherhood provides Black mothers space to discuss the household and social context that holds them back from their parenting goals. It talks to mothers with grace and understanding. It knows that motherhood is a place of transition, but few of us have the space to reflect and transform. It encourages independent thought. It isn’t here to support the children; it believes the children benefit when we support mothers.

FreeBlackMotherhood asserts that mothering and caretaking should be honest, intersectional, and often contradictory. It's a conversation that prioritizes the Black mothering experience but offers value beyond the limits of caretaking status, race, and gender.

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#Freeblackmotherhood says we must be healed/healing humans before we can be effective caretakers consciously raising healed children.

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#Freeblackmotherhood acknowledges that legacies of white supremacy, settler colonialism, capitalism, and homophobia/transphobia leave some parents with more access to the resources & space to heal than others.

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#Freeblackmotherhood argues that ALL people, regardless of identity, suffer under these systems, whether directly or indirectly.

And unless mothering and caretaking people have the chance to heal and systems of oppression are dismantled, communities will remain disconnected and unhealthy.

Portrayals of mothering and caretaking aren’t complex enough.

Encounter authentic, honest, and imperfect motherhood

I sat there scrolling through a feed of insta-polished and perfectly patient moms and realized something. We deserve representation that isn’t based on extremes. I found the pressure to be my children’s everything was as suffocating as the racist negligent stereotypes.

I want to see parents who are making mistakes and figuring it out, pre-edit in small homes with dirty kitchens. The caretakers who don’t always have the capacity to play or be physically affectionate but remain self-aware. The ones battling anxiety and depression. Mama’s healing attachment issues and generational wounds. Caretakers who are too hard to be gentle, too gentle to be hard.