Sex & Gender

uk digital project motherhood reconstructed is celebrating black mothers and hosting its inaugural panel “debunking the strong black woman” next month in london!

November 8, 2016

Motherhood Reconstructed is an organization committed to celebrating motherhood in all its forms and the Black women at the forefront of raising the next generation of thinkers, movers, and shakers. Women are simultaneously reduced to the singular role of mother and homemaker, while still being erased in our discussions of mental health, personal development, and representation in the media. No one Black mother is alike, but somehow they’re treated as a monolith, even with the vast levels of socioeconomic, ethnic, and geographic differences. Creators Tamu Thomas and Leah Samuel want to create an atmosphere of positivity in this digital space, but also are bringing their ideas to the real world in their inaugural panel “Debunking the Strong Black Woman” on Tuesday December 20th from 7pm – 10pm at The Library Members Club in London’s Covent Garden. The panel includes Sonia Meggie, the Diversity Advisor, Social Entrepreneur and founder of Inspirational You; Sharmaine Loveridge, the cofounder of Dialogue Scouting and newly appointed Literature Editor for Elle magazine UK; Jessica Huie MBE, the Founder of JH PR and Colorblind cards; and Jendella Benson, Writer, Film maker and Photographer. The panel will be moderated by Afua Adom, Editor, Producer, TV and Radio Presenter. Explore their website for information.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor