Our goal, here at Babe, is to show up everyday as a trusted resource for our community. We know that pregnancy and parenting can be confusing, and isolating, especially as we educate ourselves and children on being actively anti-racist. With this in mind, we’re turning to our community of Black leaders, activists, and mothers for expert advice on how to ask the hard questions, and have the right conversations. Here to guide, our list of impactful organizations, relevant podcasts, helpful tools, plus thoughtful books and toys that we’re referring to on the regular.
Ever-evolving, this guide will be updated frequently with new information and resources. If you have thoughts or ideas that you’d like to share please email us at email@example.com.
Positive Parenting Resources
Meaningful, long-lasting reform begins at home. Knowing to teach, we must learn, herein our go-to sources for understanding and engaging in hard conversations with ourselves and our kids.
The Conscious Kid: Parenting & Education Through a Critical Racial Lens
Tolerance.org: Teaching Tolerance Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide
Pretty Good Design: Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup
The podcast Parenting Forward with Cindy Wang Brandt
CNN and Sesame Street Coming Together: Standing up to Racism. Watch on CNN Saturday, June 6th at 10am EST
Great video explaining systemic racism
Helpful Kid Resources
Books have the power to shape the way children see their community, and themselves. Within, the books we’re reaching for as we raise the next generation of changemakers.
A notable resource: Inclusion + Diversity Expert @hereweread surfaces diverse books, educational products and tips for raising curious kids.
PSA: When possible, support your local businesses such as Black-owned children’s bookstore Eye See Me versus buying on Amazon.
The way children play informs their understanding and relationship to the world. We love these Black-founded toy brands and will continue to support these partners through our HATCH retail locations.
Impactful Organizations to Donate
Donating is an important part of how we can continue to make a difference and push forward the change that needs to happen now. With incredible organizations leading the charge, we’ve honed in on several foundations focused on supporting mothers, families and children.
Showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
Making pregnancy and childbirth safe for everyone, everywhere
Leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies using research, advocacy, and education to give every baby the best possible start.v
Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance centering around Black mamas advocating, driving research, building power, and shifting culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
MomsRising is a network of people just like you, united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America.
International doula certifying organization founded in the Fall of 2008 in Brooklyn, New York with the goal to offer quality Doula Services to Women of Color and Low Income Families who otherwise would not be able to afford Doula Care.