Listen Up: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of Color
This week, Claire and Erica go deep with Anthonia Akitunde, the founder of Mater Mea, a website that shares stories of black motherhood. Take a listen and keep her in your sights—there’s a lot more where this convo came from.
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Special and amazing guest, writer and wonderful human Anthonia Akitunde on producing parenting content as a non-parent...
Check out Mater Mea’s amazing follow-up to Serena Williams’s Vogue cover story on giving birth while black. Also relevant: The tragic case of Erica Garner’s death just six months postpartum.
Want to learn more about doulas, midwifery, and parenting more broadly? Erica Chidi of Loom recently wrote Nurture, a book about all of it.
Follow Tracee Ellis Ross, Jodie Patterson, and Latham Thomas for nuggets of wisdom on the regular.
To advertise on our podcast, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our intro music, “Butterfield East,” is written and performed by The Soulful Saints. Our audio editing is done by Liz Smith, and we record at ShowBriz Studios. Speaking of moms, want to know what Frank Ocean’s mama, Katonya Breaux, is up to? She’s pretty busy being our hero.