Nefertiti Austin is a mother of two children, an author and sharing how she realized how different it can be to be a black mother in today’s times. Once she realized this – she began writing. Her natural reaction to what she was feeling led her to a series of essays that eventually became a memoir that details what she could not find.
She wanted to read more stories of black women who had adopted children and were single mothers by choice – raising black children in a world where race is a part of the conversation. To be a black mother is not a conversation that is being had in our TV shows, in media, and other outlets.
Her book, Motherhood So White, details the differences she’s experienced and seen that are not found in mainstream media – and can be helpful for any mother of a child of color.