Content And Community For Black Moms

Bessie Akuba

Bessie is a professional problem solver for corporations and government agencies by day and for creatives and artist by night. Through her company Bessie Akuba Creative/The Creative Overlap, Bessie works with creatively rebellious, culturally aware brands and creative professionals. She was born in Ghana, but raised—and resides—in Atlanta with her family.



Mater Mea is a website that tells the stories of women at the intersection of motherhood and career. Launched in 2012, the site offers a more realistic depiction of Black women in the many spaces they occupy: as mothers, daughters, employees and employers, lovers, and friends.