Black Motherhood in Sleepless Times

I did not birth children to be afraid. I believe their lives are meant to be songs of jubilation, not laments. Most days I can lean into this belief and hold onto it like a mantra. Other days, I need them to believe it when I don’t have the strength to.

Simmonds-Nastili, Idrissa. (2020, June 9). Lithub.

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