I want to suggest something to my fellow white mothers. I think we don’t support our brown and black mothers as much as we should.
Isabel Wilkerson brilliantly covers a little understood but epic movement in American History, the Great Migration, in “The Warmth of Other Suns.”
Events in my life have led to a deeper empathy for those who hurt like I do, but I struggle to be empathetic in other ways.
Just like Jordan, I was a good kid, caught in a bad situation. But I lived to tell the story and he won’t see his 16th birthday.
Finding empathy for the birthmothers in our lives can be a real challenge sometimes. Especially when they’re engaged in questionable activities.