What can a mother do when she doesn’t see herself in the pages of parenting books? Or when the resources don’t address her greatest concerns? As a single Black woman who chose to become a mother through adoption, author Nefertiti Austin took to writing her own experiences in her critically acclaimed memoir, Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America.
Tune in this week as she shares her moving and empowering journey to and through motherhood. Nefertiti joins Marti & Erin to discuss when and how to talk to children about race and why it’s important for us all to be upstanders when we are out in the world and witness racism, from blatant acts to microagressions. Hear about her powerful letter to her son and so much more in this important and compelling episode of Mom Enough!
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST TAKEAWAY FROM OUR DISCUSSION ON MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE?
In what ways did you connect with this author’s experience of motherhood? How will you begin or continue the conversation on race with your children? What can you do to be an upstander when observing racism?
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ADOPTION AND NEFERTITI AUSTIN?
❉ IN THE COMPLEX WORLD OF ADOPTION, WHAT IS THE RANGE OF EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN, ADOPTIVE PARENTS AND BIRTH PARENTS? Marti and Erin welcome authors Kate St. Vincent Vogl and Linda Back McKay, who bring poignant stories of their own experiences with all roles in the adoption triad – adopted child, birth mother placing her child for adoption, and adoptive mother. Their stories will touch you deeply. Tune in to this episode of Mom Enough.