After reading Jehava Brown’s essay, Dear White Moms, What I Need You To Know, Alexa knew we had to have her on the show. This is such an important conversation to have and one we want to be a part of.
In this episode, we talked about:
- Jehava’s viral essay, originally published on Wonderoak, and picked up by ScaryMommy and Motherly.
- Keep Marching by MomsRising Founder, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
- The fears that came up for Jehava around writing this essay
- Alexa’s experience with race
- How the essay opened the door to real conversations with Jehava’s friends
- The power of white moms to stand up and say something
- Jehava’s best advice for talking about issues of race or other uncomfortable topics
- Alexa’s awkward race moment at a family wedding
- Why you can’t always worry about offending people
- Jehava’s advice to her kids on dealing with mean people
- Why conversations at home are important
- The difficulty in growing out of harmful, outdated beliefs
- How becoming a mother changes the way you look at things
- The privilege of being white, even when you think your life hasn’t been easy
This episode is sponsored by the 2019 LTC Holiday Gift Guide!
More about Jehava
Jehava Brown is the creator of Onlygirl4boyz, a lifestyle and motherhood blog that shares tips on parenting, recipes, and travel. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband of 13 years, and their 3 boys. She loves to encourage women in all stages of their lives, while creating a community to share stories and experiences.
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