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Dani McClain-We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood

Episode Summary

Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. Dani is the author of the new book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. During the episode, Dani shares her unique perspectives of the social, cultural and political forces that impact Black parenting, the political power of Black mothering, lessons learned from interviewing other Black mothers, as well as challenging stereotypes of Black mothering and the Black family.

Episode Notes

Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. Dani is the author of the new book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. During the episode, Dani shares her unique perspectives of the social, cultural and political forces that impact Black parenting, the political power of Black mothering, lessons learned from interviewing other Black mothers, as well as challenging stereotypes of Black mothering and the Black family.

Bio:
Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. She is a contributing writer at The Nation and a fellow with Type Media Center (formerly the Nation Institute). McClain's writing has appeared in outlets including Slate, Talking Points Memo, Colorlines, EBONY.com, and The Rumpus. In 2018, she received a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her work has been recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. McClain was a staff reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has worked as a strategist with organizations including Color of Change and the Drug Policy Alliance. McClain’s book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, was published this month (April 2019) by Bold Type Books (formerly Nation Books).

To learn more about Dani McClain:
https://danimcclain.com/
Twitter: @drmclain

Article Mentioned in this episode:
https://www.thenation.com/article/black-motherhood-family-parenting-dani-mcclain/

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