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May 18, 2022

In this episode, we speak with author Nefertiti Austin about her journey to motherhood as a resource and adoptive parent, and how this journey is reflected in her first non-fiction book, Motherhood So White. As Nefertiti discusses, her experience as a Black, single by choice woman was not reflected in parenting books and other resources. This lack of representation inspired her to add her voice and experience to the literature. Nefertiti also talks about the emotional space of black mothers who face heightened concerns regarding their children’s safety due to race. Lastly, we speak with Nefertiti about her upcoming book around raising neuro diverse children of color.

Nefertiti is an artist and author. In her first non-fiction book, Motherhood So White: A memoir of race, gender and parenting in America Nefertiti writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood. Her work around this topic has appeared in many publications including the "New York Times", "Washington Post", “Huffington Post”, "MUTHA", and “Gen Medium”. Nefertiti is the adoptive mother of two children and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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