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    Self-Care is for Black mothers too

    Ahhhh… the joys of motherhood! Motherhood is a beautiful journey filled with love and the incredible bond between a mother and her baby. Amidst the joys and challenges of raising a child, it’s crucial to remember that taking care of yourself is just as important as caring for your little one. The concept of “happy mom, happy baby” emphasizes the profound impact of a mother’s well-being on her child’s overall development. Self-care becomes a crucial component in nurturing both yourself and your baby. “Black and white image of toddler girl being held by her mom” by SELF Magazine is licensed under CC BY 2.0. The Importance of Self-Care Prioritizing self-care is not a…

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    Happy Mom, Happy Baby

    “Black and white image of toddler girl being held by her mom” by SELF Magazine is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Creative Commons What is the Creative Commons you ask? Well I’m glad you asked! The Creative Commons is a website and non-profit organization dedicated to giving people and organizations the ability to legally use “creative and academic works”. The way I look at Creative Commons has a “for the people, by the people” mission that helps to make photos, videos, sound bytes and other works accessible and usable for all while still allowing the creators to get credit where credit is due. Universal Design So you want to know what Universal Design…

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    Connecting with Black Culture

    How do I navigate my culture in various spaces? I grew up in the most diverse county in the United States of America: Queens, New York. I engaged with classmates, neighbors, colleagues and friends of as many different backgrounds as you can imagine. I spent the first 40+ years of my life in NYC. Fast forward to 2018, I get married and I move to Central New York. It was my first experience living in a region that I do not consider to be diverse. I experiences microaggressions and other types of bias almost immediately. While I understood racism and the concept of “other”, in four decades of life I…