Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children
(Mothering in Color: Dropping the Shields)
Info & Registration
with Dr. Aisha Williams
If you are looking for soul-restoring conversation with other mothers showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias, these groups are a powerful place to land.
Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children meets alternating Tuesday evenings. For Black-identified mothers across the diaspora. Register through this page.
Mic Drop (Mothering in Color: Dropping the Shields) meets Wednesday lunch hours, once a month. For all moms of color. Register through email: email@example.com.
Whichever group you choose, this is a deeply intentional space. We hold each other. And we help each other do our best to ensure that our homes can be a true refuge for our families, a harbor from the storms that our children face as children of color in the United States.
Our goal is to parent wholeheartedly, in community, with those who see our value and beauty and are keenly alive to the beautiful children we are nurturing in our families.
In this group, we make time for ourselves. We reflect, listen, and honor ourselves and our histories. We listen to each other with warmth and with the intention of supporting each other to offload old tensions and hurts. We do this so that we do not let the stresses and distresses of our histories, our ancestry, or our fraught social context, run the show.
For me, this group is an important place to make sense of the tensions we hold within ourselves, within our identities, within our histories. Mamas, whether you do this work in our group, in your own community, or in quiet daily moments of introspection – taking the time to understand where you have to hold yourself together – where you tighten up, where you feel the need to stay silent or to scream, where you are afraid of exploding – this is a radical act of mothering – of parenting. We are all fighting to create space for ourselves, so that we can fight for our beautiful children’s sense of safety, security, and belonging in this world.
We are a community creating authentic, restorative, and healing conversations to support our own well-being, as well as the vitality of our families and the humans we parent. Wishing all of you gorgeous mamas the time and space to reflect, welcome, and appreciate all the beautiful and broken pieces that make up who we are. Warmly, Aisha Williams, Ph.D.
Don’t let finances stand in the way of joining us if you feel called to be a part of this group. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work something out.
If you would like additional information about classes, or are interested in financial options, please email email@example.com.
Dr. Aisha Williams is a clinical psychologist, consultant, group leader and mother of two, who is dedicated to helping people develop sound approaches to building emotional health and resilience. She has expertise in varied wellness disciplines such as Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Energy Psychology. She integrates these modalities in her work facilitating growth and helping clients to deepen their connection with their inner resources, particularly during periods of transition or heightened challenge. Aisha holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University, with a research focus on identifying ways in which mindfulness, meditation, and prayer can help buffer mothers against the deleterious psychological impact of multiple forms of stress. She received a B.A. in African American Studies from Yale University.