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Dear Mama: Let all the myths of motherhood crumble at your feet.  Dig motherhood out from under the rock of sacrifice. Look at your children and be willing to be a student, be willing to receive.  See them as path makers and pathfinders. It is work. It takes presence. It takes an open heart and a willing soul. All the things white supremacy is built to beat out of us. The truth is, if we are committed to building the Promise Land outside of us by dismantling systemic and institutional oppression, then we've got to be willing to build a Promise Land within us. This is not to say that motherhood is easy; that it's not frustrating and exhausting but it ain't the thing killing us. White supremacy is. This is our prayer for every Black mother. This is our declaration for #BlackMamaCreativeWeek - Motherhood is not the graveyard of dreams. We’re excited to be joined in this episode by one of our Patron Donna Jeneen and National Book Award nominee Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. Thank you for supporting us all week. If you missed any of our Facebook Lives, you can still check them out on our Facebook page and we will have all of our live videos up on YouTube by Tuesday, July 2nd.  Please be sure to tag us and use the hashtag #BlackMamaCreative #BlackMamaCreativeWeek #BMCW19 Let us know how your felt about the week by emailing us and engaging with us through social media comments. Please keep sharing us, even if it’s only with one other person. If you’re a new listener, welcome to the ride. Invest in us (all links in our show notes on our website) by becoming a DBM patron, buying merch or giving a one time donation.  now let’s get free yall and jump into Part 1 of Episode 25 of (Insert the girls saying Dem Black Mamas) EVENTS Sista Midwife Nicole Deggin Doula Training November 2019, LA: https://courses.sistamidwife.com/courses/losangeles GUEST INFO & LINKS PREORDER THE REVISIONERS by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton  NOW! INDIE BOUND: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781640092587 AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Revisioners-Novel-Margaret-Wilkerson-Sexton/dp/1640092587/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+revisioners&qid=1561679221&s=gateway&sr=8-1 BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-revisioners-margaret-wilkerson-sexton/1130454675?ean=9781640092587 Margaret Wilkerson Sexton: www.margaretwilkersonsexton.com Donna Janeen: https://donnajaneen.com/ LINKS Thea Monyee: Webinars, Courses and Ayo Consults: http://www.theamonyee.com NeKisha Killings: Speaking Engagements: https://www.nekishakillings.com/ Lactation Consultation: https://www.lionesslactation.com/ Michigan Breastfeeding Network: https://www.mibreastfeeding.org/webinars/ Interested in becoming a lactation consultant check out Nikki & Nikki Career Lactation Consultants:  FB:  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiandnikkiibclc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiNikkiIBCLC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySgoTbyiCpREfGELEoeCKQ Listen & Subscribe to our sister podcast All Heart Podcast:  FB: https://www.facebook.com/allheartpodcast/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/allheartpodcast/ Website: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/all-heart-podcast/id1409705304?mt=2 www.demblackmamas.com Shop Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Looking for some Black Mama Love, support and connection.  Join the Facebook group Black Moms Connection. Are you a Women of Color interested in starting a podcast?  For information and inspiration join the Women of Color Podcasters Facebook Group  

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