Episode 72: Countering The Expectation of Exhaustion for Black Mothers
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2M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with Naimah Efia, a holistic health practitioner, and healer within the ancient-future traditions of the African diaspora. Within a commitment to self-determined healing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), Naimah activates transformation through politicized, decolonial care. They also teach yoga, offer immersive mindfulness experiences and retreats, and facilitate integrative training on the intersections of yoga, social justice and identity politics. They're a proud Ma-MaGe to toddler twins, as well as a doula, centering perinatal mental health acr ..read more
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Episode 71: Empowering Ourselves and Our Children
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
3M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with Dr. Raquel Martin, an experienced licensed clinical psychologist, devoted university professor, acclaimed researcher and scientist who believes deeply in the power of Black mental wealth which she defines as “an affirming, lifelong journey that encourages Black people to center mental health practices as integral and intentionally linked to success and wellbeing.” Dr. Martin is also the host of the Mind Your Mental podcast and a highly sought-after and renowned public speaker with a rapidly-growing and engaged following. Resources: www.raquelmartinphd.com ..read more
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Episode 68: Centering Joy in Black Motherhood with Tanya Nixon-Silberg
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
3M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with Tanya Nixon-Silberg, founder of Little Uprisings, an organization focused on centering artivism, racial justice, and liberation with kids. Her primary artistic identities lie in puppetry and storytelling and her work moves through the lens of liberation in Black identities focusing on body remembrances of childhood and joy. Tanya’s large-scale community-driven artistry has been exhibited at many Greater Boston institutions including the ICA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Peabody Essex Museum, and Fuller Craft Museum. She is currently in a multi-yea ..read more
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Episode 67: Addressing Disparities in Black Maternal Healthcare with Shamiesha Ebhotemen
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
3M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with Shamiesha Ebhotemen, Founder and Executive Director of HERstory Inc, an organization that is comprised of Doulas, Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Midwives, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, and Social Workers who provide maternal and family health education and birthing services to create stress-free pregnancy before and postpartum for the mother and family. Their mission is to provide a safe space for pregnant and postpartum BIPOC families to learn, create community, and thrive. Shamiesha is a registered nurse, cer ..read more
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Episode 66: Supporting Breastfeeding in Black Families with Lydia O. Boyd
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
3M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with professional lactation consultant Lydia O. Boyd. Lydia is an experienced breastfeeding mother who specializes in supporting families who are expecting or currently breastfeeding. She holds multiple certifications, including International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Blactation Educator-Expert, Certified Lactation Educator, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, and Doula. Lydia is also the co-founder and faculty of The B.L.A.C.K. Course, the full-scope lactation and breastfeeding education course made by and for Black People and folks supporting Bla ..read more
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Episode 64: Healing Trauma for Ourselves and Our Children with Kwamane Harris
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
3M ago
On this episode, Trina speaks with author and life coach Kwamane Harris about addressing our intergenerational trauma and the necessity of our healing journey as parents in order to empower our children and future generations while we continue to fight against oppression in our communities. Kwamane is an advocate for youth and families. He recently wrote a book titled "Pushing the Generations Forward," which emphasizes the importance of empowering the next generation and finding purpose in the face of life's hardships. Kwamane has been working in human services for the past 15 years, specifica ..read more
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Episode 70: Intentioned: Parenting Ourselves and Our Kids (From Embodied Podcast)
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by Parenting for Liberation
4M ago
On this episode, Trina is an invited guest on the Embodied podcast to discuss Gentle Parenting along with content creator Destiny Bennett and guest host Omisade Burney-Scott. Listen as Trina outlines her parenting evolution and breaks down how she creates consequences without using punishment. Resources: www.wunc.org/podcast/embodied-podcast/2023-06-23/intentioned-parenting-ourselves-and-our-kids-parent-child-gentle-conscious-intentional-generational-trauma ..read more
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Episode 65 (Part 4): Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series - Nature Time
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by Parenting for Liberation
8M ago
For part 4 of the Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series, Trina speaks with Ashley Karell to discuss her innovation, Nature Time. Ashley Karell is an Oakland based lover of music, being in the water, and being a mother to her 13-year-old child. Ashley has been teaching young children in a variety of indoor and outdoor learning environments for over 15 years, with this 2022-2023 school year being her 8th year as a forest school teacher in the Bay Area.  Resources: Instagram: ⁠@naturetimeoakland⁠⁠www.linktr.ee/AshleyKarell ..read more
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Episode 65 (Part 3): Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series -The Dandelion Project
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
8M ago
For part 3 of the Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series, Trina speaks with Barbara Lawson to discuss her innovation, The Dandelion Project. Barbara is a self-taught artist and gardener as well as founder of the healing plant nursery, Meet Me In the Dirt.  She believes that creativity combined with connection to self first, then others, will pave the way towards healing and change. She began painting and gardening as a way to tap into a deeper understanding of her journey. As life unfolded in and around her, grief surrounding the loss of her mother left a deep sadness in her heart that w ..read more
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Episode 65 (Part 4): Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series -The Dandelion Project
Parenting for Liberation
by Parenting for Liberation
8M ago
For part 4 of the Black Parent Innovation Lab Mini Series, Trina speaks with Barbara Lawson to discuss her innovation, The Dandelion Project. Barbara is a self-taught artist and gardener as well as founder of the healing plant nursery, Meet Me In the Dirt.  She believes that creativity combined with connection to self first, then others, will pave the way towards healing and change. She began painting and gardening as a way to tap into a deeper understanding of her journey. As life unfolded in and around her, grief surrounding the loss of her mother left a deep sadness in her heart that w ..read more
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