Black Mothers That Inspire Us And the powerful work they do.

As mothers and caregivers, we’re forever looking toward other inspiring mamas for guidance be it on how to change a diaper or educate ourselves on change. This week, as we’re learning, we wanted to surface a few of the most instrumental and influential Black mothers, thought-leaders, activists, experts, and educators in our community who are teaching and guiding us every day.

We encourage you to explore, engage in conversation, and feel encouraged by their efforts, and uplifting words, the same as we are.

Tylynn Nguyen

Mother, Model + Activist

With the belief that every step forward is a chance for change, Tylynn recently organized an impactful Digital Protest (with over 350 supporters) geared toward mothers who want to attend protests, but have children at home. Follow her efforts and stay up to date on details and future activations @tylynnnguyen.

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mother + 60th Mayor of Atlanta

Powerful and inspirational, watch the Mayor’s rousing speeches and follow her @keishabottoms as she leads the people of Atlanta. 

Brandi Sellerz Jackson

Mother, Founder of Not So Private Parts, Co-Founder of Moms In Color + Doula

Focused on raising women up and removing any stigma or shame around women’s issues, Brandi, aka @bstereo,  is an advocate for self-care. Discover the important work she does through her online resource platform Not So Private Parts and @momsincolor

Melissa DePino + Michelle Saahene

Mother, Co-Founders of From Privilege To Progress + The #ShowUp Movement 

This duo shows us the power of effectively working together through humility and curiosity. Follow @michellesaahene & @thewildsister efforts at @privtoprog and via #ShowUp 

Meena Harris

Mother, Founder of Phenomenal + Author of Kamala And Maya’s Big Idea

Knowing we’re raising the next generation of changemakers, @Meena, the founder of @phenomenal, a lifestyle brand bringing awareness to social causes, recently wrote and published her first children’s book Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. Written to help shape the way our children see the world and their ability to create positive change in their communities, order a copy for your fam, in support, through your local indie bookshop.

Rachel Nicks Lyons

Mother, Actor, Trainer + Doula 

Mother of one, with one on the way, Rachel is an advocate for maternal health for women of color and offers yoga and training practices to her clients. Available for one-on-one sessions and counseling. DM her at @rachelenicks to connect. 

LaTonya Yvette

Mother, Creative, Author + Advocate

Author of Women Of Color, LaTonya is an advocate for dynamic change and the engaging our kids in critical, thought-provoking conversation. Follow her daily @latonyayvette for how she teaches her children to find joy amidst injustice and order her her book via your local bookstore.