A lot of you are probably wondering why I decided to start a platform for single black moms. Even though there are tons of mom bloggers out there, I still don't think there are enough single black mom bloggers are there. Things get rough and times get tough and we all need people that can really relate. Some people cringe at the thought of the term "single mom." For me, it doesn't make me any less of a person. I believe it's just fear and being closed minded. I haven't came up with a concrete conclusion yet, though...
Where did the idea start?
At the beginning of 2017, I got into Apple podcasts. I searched for the things that interests me most and oddly began searching for single mom podcasts. To my surprise, there were no single moms of color that were currently podcasting and maybe they are but not speaking specifically about motherhood. I thought about it for a while and continued to listened to those that were available... I often get asked questions about my own journey. How did you move so far on your own? How do you do it? How do you afford to travel? How do you find time to get things done? You get where I'm going... I revisited the idea in June and told my close friends about it. They agreed and said that it would be good to start this kind of platform because a lot of women do not know what they are capable of doing with the resources that they already have. They also said I've always liked to talk anyways and have such valuable insight. What did I do with this feedback? I start working on the idea, researching how to start a podcast, and looking for a designer to put my podcast image together. Time got away from me and I didn't do anything else after I got the podcast image and research done.. Can you relate? Fast forward to October and Briana of BrianaWhiteside.com asked to me share my story about single parenting while pursuing God on her YT channel and that was the turning point for me. I thought if she was interested in hearing my story and knowing how I get things done, others are too. After the interview, I got quite a few text messages & DMs about how my story touched them or how they were amazed. At that moment, I knew I had to make this happen and share my journey with the world. My friend reminded me that so many millennial women like us don't think they are capable of doing half of what I do and most importantly they don't have the support system. So, I SAID YES to sharing my single motherhood journey, tips, and tricks!
Why the blog?
People consume content in various ways. Even though I may enjoy the ability to consume content by audio on-the-go, others may prefer reading. I figured I could still provide quick helpful tips that don't need a whole lot of explanation through the blog.
What is your mission?
My mission is to educate and empower single black moms, especially millennials, to go after whatever it is that their hearts desire without making excuses, whether it's moving to another state alone without a support system or traveling the world. There are so many other people doing it and you can too!! A lot of times things are not being done simply because people don't know. I feel that in the black communities we don't take a lot of time to read and do proper research. On top of that, we don't have the encouragement that a lot of other communities have. I want to step in and show other moms how important it is to educate themselves and become knowledgable so that they too can apply that knowledge to make things happen, not only for themselves, but also for their child(ren). By building this community of supportive, like-minded women, I believe that we are capable of doing anything. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! My hope is that mothers will learn from things that I share and be encouraged and motivated to take action! It's nothing like hearing someone say because of you, I did x, y, and z... It's one thing to be inspired but another thing to actually be inspired and take action!
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