Scrolling through Instagram you’ll find a vast assortment of accounts to engage with. Some will capture your heart while others will make you think. Here are 12 inspiring Black moms you should connect with and follow now. 

Kelsey Adams

New mom and traveling maven takes her followers on a real and raw look at postpartum and body positivity.

@koolkelsey

Fallon Carmichael Santiago

NJ mom to #jiggyandjuju, Zumba queen and go to for quick and easy 30 minute meals. She just left city life for a backyard and beautiful house in suburbs. 

@casadefallon

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2020... how did we get here and my baby is now THREE years old! 😱 ⁣⁣ You came into this world quickly, three pushes and you were here, all while I laughed throughout because I couldn’t believe what was actually happening 🤣 (Thank God for epidural that actual worked this time)... you came quickly and haven’t slowed down since. 😅⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Happy birthday to our sweet, brave, confident, smart, happy, energetic boy! We love you so much, Juju and it has been a pleasure (with a few headaches mixed in 😅) watching your grow. #judeaxton #thisis3⁣ ⁣ {We went out for a walk early this morning and life *almost* felt normal... pandemic or not, we were getting our Birthday pics} #lifeisnotcancelled See more of how we celebrated through these crazy times in stories 💖

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LaTonya Yvette

New York City mom, lifestyle blogger and author

@latonyayvette

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Hi I’m LaTonya Yvette. I’m a mother of two, a writer, author, creative, advocate, and what I believe, an all around people person (though I take zero shit). It’s been hard to think about re-introducing myself on here as a thousands of you have entered. I’m thankful, but it’s complicated. I summed it up to a friend earlier today like this, “Imagine feeling seen because you see you. You know they see you... but not really. And you know you see black people. And then imagine, something horrific happening for the far too many to count times, and so many others finally see you. And maybe, even see themselves (and what they need to do)?” It’s overwhelming. Because I’ve been here. We’ve been here. This isn’t eloquent. That’s okay too. . I’ve had a blog for nearly 10 years and spend much of the time discussing style, family, home, culture, and wellbeing. Everything has a story. Everything is political. Everything is intentional (this photo was taken in 2018 by a Black woman #BeeWalker for my book. A book that will live forever and encompassed 98% black women (and woc) in the pages and behind the scenes (ppl behind the scenes were paid fairly for their time)). I couldn’t take the advance money and not sew it back systematically. For many reasons, I feel in-debt. I’m thankful for that reminder. White people need to sustain that level of intention and debt for true change. . Today, I reposted an essay I wrote two days after my birthday last year (a different essay than the one I mentioned a few days ago) about the acquittal of Eric Garner’s murderer, and how I teach my children (and myself) JOY in the face of injustice. I shared a few links of other pieces and to the Sister Outsider Relief Grant, which I will be donating some money to. Months ago, I set up a Patreon for those who’d continually like to invest care via a small monetary subscription in my work during uncertain economic times for a creative / freelancing/ head of household parent living in the most expensive city (lol. truthfully) who will and has, continued to work full-time (albeit without knowing her income or the economy). Now ya’ll see me. I hope y’all see us. That’s all for now. Link is in my profile.

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Jodenny Smith

 NYC mom blogger and jewelry designer for @_solysoul_

@theyoungsmiths

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Kameelah Phillips, OB/GYN

Dr. Kameelah Phillips is an OB/GYN and mother of three in NYC. She can give you the basics no matter what stage you’re at on your parenting journey.

@drkameelahsays

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Check your privilege challenge⁣ ⁣ 10 (really 12) fingers up...put a finger down if ⁣ (MY ANSWERS ARE IN THE PARENTHESIS)⁣ ⁣ 🤔You have been called a racial slur? ( Yes, age 7, 13, 30s)⁣ 🤔Followed in a store unnecessarily? (Yes, too many times KMart,Macys Saks,LV, and Chanel)⁣ 🤔Someone has crossed the street to avoid passing you? (Yes)⁣ 🤔Had someone clench their purse if they are in an elevator with you or passing you? (Yes)⁣ 🤔You have had someone step off of an elevator to avoid riding with you (Yes)⁣ 🤔Been accused of not being able to afford something expensive (Yes)⁣ 🤔You have had fear in your heart when being stopped by the police (Absolutely)⁣ 🤔You have never been given a pass on a citation you deserved (Once, pulled the "Doctor card"😔 Every other time before that I got ticket)⁣ 🤔You have ever been stopped or detained by the police for no valid reason (Yes, in med school I was studying and left the cafe at 2am. Walking to my car, I got harassed and ticketed by cop for 20 min. for "jay walking" and then he refused to escort me to my car-I think he thought I was a sex worker) 🤔You have been bullied soley because the color of your skin (See 1)⁣ 🤔 You have ever been denied service because of the color of your skin (Yes, California age 10, Tennessee age 20)⁣ 🤔Teach your child how to not get killed by the police? (Not yet, but its coming) ⁣ ⁣ What is your score??? Please share it below. I’m 11 out of 12😔 If you still have fingers up, you may be privileged 🤷🏽‍♀️ ⁣ This AMAZING "check your privilege" post is from TIKTOK @boss_bigmamma Please follow her. She’s over there dropping knowledge and positive vibes. #privilege #whiteprivilege #keeptheconversationgoing #wecandothis #changeiscoming #anewhope #equality #equalrights #blm #blacklivesmatter #difficultconversations #imhereforyou #amplifymelanatedvoices #blackdoctors #bias #america #knowbetterdobetter #wheredowegofromhere #protest #civilrights #humanrights #seeme

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Natasha D’Anna

Twin mama + one is an award winning author, children’s clothing designer  and lifestyle blogger. She’s the ultimate guide for creating healthy, happy and fun bonding between siblings. 

@twindollicious

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Hello Dolls! - I just noticed that I have not formally introduced myself or us to all of you amazing new friends of friends who have come here simply because you LIKE US! AND if you stick around that means that you REALLY LIKE US! 💕💕 - My name is Natasha, I am a married, NYC mom of 3 which includes a set of fraternal twin girls and a bonus little boy! I am an educator with a background in ABA therapy, turned author and published writer... something I’ve always dreamed of doing but never took the time to do until I had the twins. We continue to build the TwinDollicious & Co brand based on children’s books and products to match the characters style. We also love sharing educational #resources , brands and #influential #lifestyle goodness that embraces #siblinglove and bonding. V & K are the highlights majority of the time and sometime you’ll see that kid BASH. We began referencing V & K by initials after their first #modeling job at 17 mos and it just stuck here on social. - I want to say thank you to or friends for sharing our feed as we all continue to #diversify our interests, learning and feed. I also want to say thank you to all of our new friends for #supporting our #mission and #business. - We will continue to show up genuinely sharing topics and #brands that help our #readers. Which is why we are happy to have #partnered with @gramercykidssmiles for our #LIVE #story time tomorrow! Check out info in #stories and give the wonderful #dentist a follow! - Please let us know if there is anything else you’d love for us to share...💕💕 - #momlife #momofthree #lovetheshapeyourein #raffaellastyle #getdressed

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Denise Nicole

Brooklyn, NY based doula and homeschooling mama of two

@abrooklynbabe

 

Sunshine Abou Baka

A travel blogger and sustainable fashion lover who just announced she’s pregnant with her second child. 

@africanboheme

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Friends new and old. My name is Sunshine. if you need a box to put me in I’m a certified Hippie. I’m an advocate for empowering motherhood to look however Mama wants it to, this is how it looks for me. An island girl, born and raised in Brooklyn I live 15 minutes from 6 beaches and visit them frequently, it’s my happy place. I’ve been to 40/50 countries and my (soon to be🤦🏾‍♀️) 5 year old has been to 15 (here we are in Rome as part of a European trip earlier this year to supplement what the kid learned about ancient architecture in school) I had a home birth on the ground floor of a Brooklyn brownstone in the height of the summer. That means the whole neighborhood heard me give birth and bought over congratulatory gifts the following day. I waited 236 days after my kid was born to name them. Thier first name Olaniyi is Yoruba (olaniyi’s dads tribe) it means “with wealth comes prosperity” I breastfed for 4 years I cloth diapered for the first year I exclusively baby wore till the kid turned one, then my back gave out, so I caved and bought a stroller. I’ve been a stay at home mom since my daughter was born, married to a information scientist committed to the tech industry. My daughter calls two continents home with bedrooms in two countries and I cobble together three languages to ensure I’m raising a @polyglottot. I try to use gender neutral terms when referring to my kid because if I stay ready, I won’t have to get ready. Before I was a wife or mom I closed my vintage treasure trove and moved to Australia for a pair of leopard print bell bottoms and lived there for a year in Byron Bay (I’ve been to Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and a few other places) so Australian brands have a special place in my heart. Frequently Traveling between south east Asia and Australia to learn and facilitate boutique clothing manufacturing in the region. I’m pregnant and going to have an absolute blast complaining about the whole thing because, Growing a tiny human is hard. Also I don’t actually wear yellow that often and I have no idea what would give you that impression. I think that sums up my life, I’m off to the beach

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Ro Williams Brann

Founder of The Mom Life Co. and mom of two.

@rowilliamsbrann

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Whoa! Since there are 2k more voices in this community than there were last week...HI! 👋🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re the Branns: Ro, Rob, Arya London (4) and Avery Jae (1). Good news? You’re joining us at a time where I feel like I can finally use this platform to talk about all of the important things including ending systemic racism and nurturing anti-racist children along the way. We’re glad you’re here. As a Black woman, systemic oppression has always been present in my life and when you’re a mixed race family, racism is a daily struggle. Conversation starters like: “If we move to this town, will we be exposed to overt racists everyday?” or “Yes, these are my kids. No, I’m not their nanny. Yes, I know we don’t look the same.” or “So...how did YOU TWO get together?”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve heard it all and for a while, it felt like ugliness was just going to be the way things were for our family. Until now. All of us have the opportunity to finally demand positive change, change that’s been so long overdue.❤️ #blacklivesmatter #antiracism #family #mixedfamily #njmom

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Aseky Bonnaire

Mom of four and Orlando based go to mom for all things Disney.

@asekyb

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My beautiful black babies, their lives matter. ⠀ ⠀ I will always use my platform, to share my story and the stories of others. Yesterday I opened up with you all, and guess what? My following count dropped. And to be honest, that makes me so happy. I don’t want people in my space, and in my community who don’t want to hear the truth, and our reality. Who only want to be here to say “omg family goals” or “your kids are so cute”. But when I speak up against something that’s happening and hurting my community, y’all dipped ✌🏽. ⠀ ⠀ I’m here to share pieces of my life, the cute matching outfits, and the hard reality of our country that my family, and other black families are facing. If you don’t want to hear it, you are apart of the problem. ⠀ ⠀ To the rest of you who love, support and speak out. Thank you, we all see you. #BlackLivesMatter

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Erin Doulight

Model, doula, prenatal yoga teacher and mom.

@erin_doulight

 

Sharron Clear

Atlanta based self-made single mom of three who creates content, in vibrant color, that uplifts and motivates others to do what makes them happy.

@arrayoffaces

 

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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