Content And Community For Black Moms

L'Oreal Thompson Payton

L’Oreal Thompson Payton is a Baltimore-bred, Chicago-based freelance writer, editor, and sometimes blogger dedicated to encouraging and elevating Black women and girls in all she does. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter, and subscribe to her weekly motivational newsletter at LT in the CIty.



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.