I wanted to find an empowering quote that represented Black mothers but instead was distracted by the TON of “Things Black Mom’s Say”, Black Mom Memes, and numerous jokes, that filled the search engine. Tanya Hayles, the founder of Black Moms Connection, would definitely tell you that being a parent isn’t easy and being a Black Mother is nothing to joke about – in fact it can be quite difficult.
This week I got to share the story of Black Moms Connection and how it came to be. I’m not a Mother yet, but it fills my heart to know that there is a community out there ready to step out and come out if this Mama needs some support.
After listening to Tanya and BMC’s story, I can say with total certainty that it takes a village to raise a child AND support a Mother.
If you’re a Black Mother, I would love to hear what you thought about this interview and if you want to share your story, be sure to connect with me via:
Much love to you Mamas out there <3
Jam Gamble - Connector of People, Ideas and Energy