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Role Mamas

Some of our favorite Black women on how they became mothers, wives, entrepreneurs, corporate ladder sprinters, & more.

Washington, D.C.

Motherhood was instantaneous and unexpected for Theresa Thames; when her sister passed away in November 2011 on her 32nd birthday, she decided to raise her nephew as her own. She tells mater mea how she found her way as a grieving and newly single working mom.

Atlanta, Georgia

Denene Millner is a textbook example of what can happen when opportunity meets hustle. The journalist, author, and founder of Black parenting website MyBrownBaby explains how she went from newspapers and magazines to becoming your faves favorite ghostwriter.

Brooklyn, NY

Jodie Patterson, speaks about what drives her: creating a new definition of beauty, supporting her family, and championing transgender rights.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

While we imagine many people have been troubled by the rising number of Black people slain by police officers, it's safe to say that few are as anxious about the loss of life as Black mothers. Psychologist and photographer Elmeka Henderson's fears for her young son Chris—and her desire for experiences beyond their hometown of Philly—led her to decide on a life abroad in Tokyo. Henderson tells mater mea how the family of two landed in Japan and what it means to raise a carefree Black boy abroad.

London, England

Jessica Huie, entrepreneur and mom of two tells mater mea how she found the strength and maturity to realize her potential after a pregnancy.

San Francisco, CA

Angela Benton, one of the more well-known names in Silicon Valley, tells us why she follows her gut when it comes to parenting and entrepreneurship.