George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. We keep thinking about their mothers. The unimaginable pain and sorrow. And, as two white women and co-founders, we looked inward. We're heartbroken, and we want to DO something.
Since this is a community of badass new and future moms, we've put together some resources on how to talk with children about race and how to raise anti-racist kids. Because THIS HAS TO END. Because equality, justice, empathy and love are the values we hold dear.
Accounts to Follow (not a complete list!):
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
The Conscious Kid
Ava DuVernay (Twitter)
Layla F Saad
Bravery Mag: Talking to Your Kids About Race
Corinne Shutak's Viral Medium Post: 75+ things white people can do for racial justice
Listen: Life Kit Podcast, Talking with your kids about race
Listen: The Pod Caste System with Lovey
Listen: 1619 (a NY Times audio series how slavery transformed America, connecting past and present)
Anti-racism audio books
Diversify Your Book Shelf:
This book list
Little Feminist Book Club
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
Consider purchasing these books from independent, black-owned book stores like Ashay By the Bay (a SF Bay Area bookstore for over 20 years), The Lit Bar (The Bronx - NYC), Brace and Kind Books (Decatur, GA), Loyalty Bookstores (stores in DC area), Harrietts Bookshop (Philadelphia), and Kido in Chicago.
Join us in donating to these organizations:
Color of Change
The Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Mamas Matter Alliance
Black Lives Matter
Kindbody Fertility Grants via Fertility for Colored Girls
More Roundups from Thought Leaders:
Alissa Klein & Sarah Sophie Flicker: Anti-racism resources
Paper Mag: highlights local organizations to support to in every city.
Jane Mount: A comprehensive list of anti-racism books
HeyMama: A resource list for raising anti-racist kids
This is where we begin. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org if we can do better. We're here to listen.