Tag: black mothers

Reclaiming Our Birthright: Latham Thomas Is Protecting the Birthing Experience for Black Mothers

Latham ThomasPhoto: Mama Glow When Latham Thomas was preparing to give birth to her son, she knew she wanted the holistic birthing experience her Oakland, Calif. upbringing inspired, but the then-recent Columbia University graduate had no idea where to begin. “He was born in 2003, and when I think about 17 years ago [when I […]

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Michelle Obama Tells Meghan Markle ‘Being a Mother Has Been a Masterclass in Letting Go’

Photo: Shannon Finney (Getty Images) When we heard that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, secretly guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, we were impressed. But even more impressive? Scoring our forever first lady Michelle Obama for the Forces for Change issue’s final page Q&A, giving new meaning to the phrase “grand finale.” “I knew we […]

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Duchess, Meet Queen? Beyoncé and Meghan Markle May Meet at The Lion King’s London Premiere

Photo: Chris Jackson (WPA Pool/Getty Images), Larry Busacca (Getty Images for TIDAL) They’re two of the world’s most famous women (with equally famous husbands), are both working moms, share a few famous friends and both even sport royal titles (albeit one slightly more official than the other). But have Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and […]

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Braiding a Bond: Serena Williams Shares the Time-Honored Tradition of Braiding With Daughter Olympia

Screenshot: Pampers (YouTube) It’s been years since we’ve seen Serena or Venus Williams rocking their once-ubiquitous braids and beads; memorably, long before #TeamNatural renewed respect for textured and traditional hairstyles, the Williams sisters were frequently derided for the cornrows and beads they sported on the court. As writer Chanté Griffin reminded us in a 2018 […]

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