Motherhood & Family

Motherhood & Family

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Solape Alatise

Why Are West African Women Giving Their Children Hebrew Names?

Wednesday 22 September 2021 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Four Black Women Talk Honestly About The Joys & Challenges Of Adoption

Friday 10 September 2021 7:00 AM

Jasmine Pierre

Dealing With The Casual Colourism Of My Childhood

Wednesday 25 August 2021 7:00 AM

"Not another parenting podcast?!.. You're right, it's not another parenting podcast..."

Illustrated artwork for Black Ballad presents The Survival Guide

Iman Mohamed

How Grief Affected My Most Beloved Eid Tradition

Thursday 29 July 2021 7:00 AM

Arese Sylvester

Addressing The Social Stigma Of Post Natal Depression In Nigeria

Tuesday 20 July 2021 7:00 AM

"I was the first to be adopted. The next one, Margaret, was white British, as was my brother John. I then had another brother who was half South Asian, and then the youngest two were black Caribbean girls."

– Meet The Black British Women Who Identify As Transracial

 

Tola Okogwu

Author Florence Ọlájídé On Culture Clashes & Growing Up

Thursday 15 July 2021 7:00 AM

Pearl Natasha

The Wedding, Weave & Wakeup Call

Thursday 24 June 2021 7:00 AM

Genéa Saunders

Why & How I Decided To Donate My Eggs As A Black British Woman

Monday 10 May 2021 12:30 PM

Tomi Makanjuola

Will My Nigerian Mum EVER Go Vegan?

Tuesday 13 April 2021 7:00 AM

"For a long time Black British mothers were invisible. We weren't in the adverts for nappies or follow on milk, we weren't in the parenting magazines or modelling maternity wear on the high street."

– Why Black Ballad Are Taking Over HuffPost UK

 

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Sarah Olowofoyeku

Dating And Family Planning As A Sickle Cell Trait Carrier

Monday 12 April 2021 10:30 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: How Running Has Given Me A Sense of Purpose

Sunday 28 March 2021 10:00 PM

"On the first full day of my period, I called the clinic to book my baseline scan for the following day. This scan, as you can imagine, is even more uncomfortable."

– I Finally Decided To Freeze My Eggs: Here's What Happened Step-By-Step

 

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: There Are No Medals For Being Tired

Sunday 21 March 2021 11:00 PM

Kaeshelle Rianne

We Must Acknowledge All Mothers On Mother's Day

Sunday 14 March 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

We Need An Honest Conversation About Black Families & Boundaries

Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:00 AM

"I loved children and did want to be a mother one day, but the fears and worries that plagued me truly deterred me."

– Confronting My Childhood And Righting My Parents' Wrongs

 

Ibianga Evans

Confronting My Childhood And Righting My Parents' Wrongs

Friday 26 February 2021 7:00 AM

Mel Green

How Mums-To-Be Can Protect Their Mental Health During Covid

Saturday 20 February 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Race, Privilege & Fluidity: In Conversation With Georgina Lawton

Monday 15 February 2021 12:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Love Lessons I've Learned in Lockdown

Sunday 14 February 2021 9:45 PM

Jendella Benson

How To Make Better Black Men

Friday 12 February 2021 7:00 AM

Tolu Agbelusi

Unlearning My First Language: Silence

Tuesday 9 February 2021 11:00 AM

Jill Lupupa

How Midwives Are Staying Safe & Dedicated During Covid-19

Saturday 6 February 2021 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Life After Diagnosis: Black Women & Bipolar Disorder

Friday 22 January 2021 7:00 AM

Selina Flavius

Uncovering What Our Parents Taught Us About Money

Thursday 21 January 2021 8:00 AM

Cherie Jones

Confronting The Silence Around Domestic Violence In The Caribbean

Thursday 21 January 2021 7:00 AM

Isaura Barbé-Brown

I Decided To Freeze My Eggs: Here's What Happened Step-By-Step

Wednesday 20 January 2021 7:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

On Diet Culture And My Mother's Flawed Example

Monday 18 January 2021 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Adult Carers Overlooked By The Government & Local Councils

Wednesday 6 January 2021 12:00 PM

Vanessa Lyall

2020 Was The Homecoming I Never Expected

Wednesday 30 December 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

This Year Especially, I'm So Grateful For My Massive Family

Tuesday 22 December 2020 7:00 AM

"I’ve had to really question my mother over the years, not attack her, but genuinely ask how her thought process works."

– How I'm Helping My Mother Overcome Internalised Misogyny

 

Michelle Codrington-Rogers

Navigating Intersectionality As A Queer Couple In Oxfordshire

Tuesday 8 December 2020 7:00 AM

Lorna Phillip

The Affirming Birth Activism From West Midlands Doulas

Friday 27 November 2020 7:00 AM

Chloe Seivwright

Editor's Letter: You Can Never Really Lose Touch With Your Home

Sunday 22 November 2020 9:30 PM

Hannah Asikhia

How This New Mum Found A New Meaning To Self-Care During Lockdown

Tuesday 27 October 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Ify Adenuga On Happiness, Nigerian Culture & Her Children's Success

Thursday 8 October 2020 12:30 PM

Renée Jacobs

Belonging in Bath: Our Two Years of Mixed Heritage Adoption

Thursday 8 October 2020 7:00 AM

Jasmine Richards

Examining My Priorities & Leaving the Cotswolds

Tuesday 6 October 2020 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Oloruntola

How I Learned To Empathise With My Mother's Hoarding Habit

Wednesday 2 September 2020 7:00 AM

Karen-Grace Siriboe

How Black Student Midwives Showed Up For Mothers During The Pandemic

Friday 28 August 2020 12:00 PM

N K Aroni

Making Sense Of My "Mother Wound"

Wednesday 26 August 2020 7:00 AM

Dionne Anderson

Navigating White Fragility In My Interracial Family

Thursday 20 August 2020 7:00 AM

Abigail Opiah

We Need To Normalise Life Insurance In The Black Community

Wednesday 19 August 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Jeni's Letter: I Miss My Mum Most When I’m Winning

Monday 17 August 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Editor's Letter: Why Black Ballad Are Taking Over HuffPost UK

Monday 10 August 2020 7:00 AM

V Maturine

Are Interracial Families Becoming An Advertising Trope?

Tuesday 4 August 2020 7:00 AM

Miranda Armstrong

The Imaginary Problem Of Single Black Mothers And Their Sons

Tuesday 14 July 2020 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

When You Have No Choice But To Leave Your Family

Tuesday 30 June 2020 7:00 AM

Rochelle Rodney

What I Learned Single-Parenting Through Lockdown

Tuesday 23 June 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

How My Single Father Made Me A Feminist

Friday 19 June 2020 7:00 AM

Pamela Djima

What It's Like Raising Third Culture Kids In China

Tuesday 9 June 2020 7:00 AM

Marjorie Morgan

Why Fertility Is Still A Taboo Topic In Many Black Communities

Tuesday 2 June 2020 7:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

The Struggles Of Being The First In The Family To Graduate Uni

Thursday 21 May 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

Life After A Miscarriage And Two Ectopic Pregnancies

Tuesday 19 May 2020 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

My Child Is Not Overweight – She's Black!

Tuesday 12 May 2020 7:00 AM

Priscilla Appeaning

Why More Black Women Should Prepare Themselves To Become Step-Mums

Tuesday 28 April 2020 7:00 AM

Rochelle Rodney

The Reality Of Dating As A Single Mother

Monday 20 April 2020 8:00 AM

Susan Kamau

Why I Chose To Have A Baby With A Sperm Donor

Monday 20 April 2020 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Editor's Letter: Why I Am Stepping Back From Black Ballad

Sunday 19 April 2020 9:15 PM

Tiwa Adebayo

It Took Covid-19 To Remind Me That I Still Need My Parents

Friday 27 March 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

How I Found Independence After Being A Young Carer

Tuesday 24 March 2020 7:00 AM

Sabrina Bowen

Dealing With Death As A Child Of The Diaspora

Tuesday 10 March 2020 7:00 AM

Lucy DK

Dealing With My Daddy Issues In Life, Love and Art

Friday 14 February 2020 7:00 AM

Pam Kosminsky

The Double Discrimination Facing Black Children With Autism

Friday 20 December 2019 7:00 AM

Portia Bartley

Why I'm Happy Spending Christmas By Myself

Thursday 19 December 2019 7:00 AM

Nehanda Truscott-Reid

Why Self Care Is Vital For Black British Mothers And Their Children

Wednesday 18 December 2019 7:00 AM

Tiwa Adebayo

Why I Rejected A Job Despite The Prestige & Privilege It Gave Me

Thursday 5 December 2019 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

What 'American Son' Taught Me About Interracial Relationships

Wednesday 27 November 2019 7:00 AM

Anna Wughanga Olila

How Black British Women Were A Lifeline For A Newly Emigrated Mum

Friday 22 November 2019 7:00 AM

Zuva

The Expectations Put On Oldest Daughters Harm Us

Friday 8 November 2019 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Why Adult Adoptees Need To Have Their Voices Heard

Monday 4 November 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

How Being Black, African and British Has Influenced My Love Language

Friday 13 September 2019 7:00 AM

Iyetomi Adenekan

Lessons And Reflections From A First Generation Mum

Friday 6 September 2019 7:00 AM

Lynette Lisk

Raising Black Children In Boris Johnson's Britain

Tuesday 20 August 2019 7:00 AM

Shireen Antonia

How To Survive Becoming A Single Parent

Tuesday 23 July 2019 7:00 AM

Zuva

Moving To Zimbabwe As A Queer Child Of The Diaspora

Wednesday 17 July 2019 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Is It Actually Possible To Love Your Post-Pregnancy Body?

Tuesday 9 July 2019 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

The Story Of My Sister: The International Wrestling Superstar

Wednesday 12 June 2019 7:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

How I'm Helping My Mother Overcome Internalised Misogyny

Friday 24 May 2019 6:00 PM

Black Ballad

What It Is Like To Be Homeless With A Newborn Baby?

Thursday 11 April 2019 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

Dealing With Grief: Moving Forward From Losing A Loved One

Wednesday 3 April 2019 8:46 AM

Rebecca Boachie

What I Learned From Finding My Absent Father

Friday 22 March 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Miscarriage Taught Me About Womanhood

Thursday 7 March 2019 7:00 AM

Paula Corbin

How I'm Settling Into My Blackness At 40

Thursday 7 February 2019 7:00 AM

Jacqueline Courtenay

Why My Kids Won’t Be Calling My Friends “Aunty” or “Uncle”

Saturday 12 January 2019 8:00 AM

Mel Green

Why I Intend To Home-Educate My Son

Tuesday 8 January 2019 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Why I'm Looking Forward To Putting My Career On Pause

Thursday 20 December 2018 7:00 AM

Black Ballad

The Pressure Of Being Black, Queer And Partially Out

Tuesday 18 December 2018 7:00 AM

Sylvia Coitir

Negotiating The Difference Between Being Child-Less and Child-Free

Friday 14 December 2018 7:00 AM

Tomiwa Folorunso

Why I Still Find Christmas Difficult

Tuesday 11 December 2018 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

The Inheritance We Have That We Shouldn't Take For Granted

Thursday 29 November 2018 7:00 AM

Wedaeli Chibelushi

This Woman's Work: 1Xtra Presenter Sian Anderson

Thursday 15 November 2018 7:00 AM

Chantelle Lewis

Navigating Black Womanhood In The World Of Private Healthcare

Thursday 1 November 2018 12:29 PM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Running Away At 15 Taught Me About Parenting 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 7:00 AM

Tobi Adunni

Why I Will Be Giving My Children Nigerian First Names

Wednesday 10 October 2018 7:00 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Managing Motherhood And My Mental Health Problems

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:00 AM

Beverley Rachel

People Judge Me For Not Wanting My Own Children

Monday 24 September 2018 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

How Motherhood Is Making Me Think Differently About Masculinity

Tuesday 11 September 2018 7:00 AM

Amina Aweis

Studying While Homeless

Thursday 6 September 2018 10:00 AM

Chantelle Lewis

How I Make My Stepfamily Work

Thursday 5 July 2018 7:00 AM

Naida Redgrave

My Daughter Can’t Wait To Start School & I'm Terrified

Thursday 14 June 2018 1:30 PM

Jendella Benson

Beyoncé Will Never Be My Motherhood Goals

Tuesday 17 April 2018 8:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

The Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Black Women Are The Prison System's Collateral Damage

Tuesday 21 November 2017 8:00 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Ava Vidal Talks Motherhood, Mock The Week & Making A Difference

Thursday 5 October 2017 9:29 PM

Mahalia Changlee

Dialect & Dementia: Reading Beyond The Silences

Friday 29 September 2017 7:00 PM

Funmi Olutoye

My Future Children Will Be Raised Among Black Art In My Home

Friday 25 August 2017 7:12 AM

Funmi Olutoye

Choosing The Right Career For You And Not Your Parents

Wednesday 9 August 2017 3:15 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Black Mum, White Daughter

Wednesday 2 August 2017 1:00 PM

Tiwa Adebayo

Stop Pressuring Me To Find A Husband

Thursday 20 July 2017 7:00 AM

Mel Green

Gentrification And The Rise Of The White Yummy Mummy

Friday 23 June 2017 8:00 AM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Meet The Black British Women Who Identify As Transracial

Thursday 15 June 2017 12:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Conflict, Clichés and Co-Dependency in Motherhood

Saturday 5 March 2016 9:14 AM

Jendella Benson

Staying Calm, Fly & Capable In Motherhood

Wednesday 2 December 2015 6:35 AM

Jendella Benson

The Impending Doom Of Motherhood... By A First Time Mum

Monday 13 July 2015 7:00 AM