We have a support group with New Diva, called Women Empowered Are Nubian. One time, there was this one mom who showed up with so much going on. In this virtual space, we were celebrating and honoring women’s history and Black mothers. We focused on this one mom, and by the end of the call, she expressed how thankful and grateful she was for this space to connect with other Black women and mothers. Although it’s not unique, that moment was an affirmation and a continual reminder that spaces like these are worth creating. We empowered her at that moment through a feeling of sisterhood and community. It was refreshing.
Another instance occurred when two moms were recently struggling with homelessness. We helped them connect to housing resources. Now, they are housed and stable with their babies. We try to create that center and peace for a healthy pregnancy through daily partnerships and support so that parents can be present in their pregnancy and parenthood.