We stand alongside all Black mothers and families, and are willing to do anything we can to ensure mothers and babies get real change for the better.
At the heart of BfN’s values is empowerment of women, and none of us can feel empowered if we are raising our children with threat from racism.
As a charity we have always believed in social justice for mothers and babies, but often we have felt limited in what to do, in part due to our own ignorance – which is our responsibility to correct.
We hear our fellow Black mothers and families and we are committed to doing more – using our core values of empowerment, empathy and actively listening.
We are committed to learning and educating ourselves.
We will share and amplify Black women’s voices.
We are here for you.
Read our policy on Equality and Diversity.
Resources and further reading
For breastfeeding supporters
Exploring the Barriers to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Black and Minority Ethnic Groups and Young Mothers in the UK: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18582351/
MBRRACE Report: https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports
Talking about race with young children
Books for children
https://drive.google.com/file/d/143-8n6D_d1bSll7IfmfFNcW9nXnxAUib/view(from @MissNewton91 on Twitter)
Black and British – A short, essential history by David Olusoga (also for adults)
Books for adults
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Me & White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
How to Be an Anti-racist by Ibram X Kendi
Natives by Akala
White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
In Search of Black History by Bonnie Greer
Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
Black & British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga
I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
Podcasts/Social Media/Online resources
Dope Black Mums https://www.dopeblackmums.co.uk/
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge https://www.aboutracepodcast.com/