In a time where so many of us are navigating an isolated motherhood journey, there is something to be celebrated about finding social media spaces that radiate community, compassion, and encouragement.
As a Black woman and mother who knows the sting of underrepresentation, I have found such a sense of belonging in following each of the women listed. They are individually gifted in their ability to openly showcase the varied experiences of Black motherhood.
Black motherhood is multidimensionally beautiful.
Black mothers are teachers, published authors, creators, chefs, CEOs, therapists, comedians, journalists, computer programmers, stay-at-home moms and so much more.
They love, they grieve, they are joyful, they are powerful. They matter. Their voices have purpose.
As you consider ways to intentionally celebrate and acknowledge Black History Month, may this list of inspirational Black mothers serve as encouragement to diversify your Instagram feed.
All are linked.
While I’ve followed Tabitha for a number of years on social media, in 2020 her presence exploded through her TikTok videos that featured vegan recipes and uplifting words of advice. Whether she’s talking about her hair (that she refers to as Donna) or sharing in some comedic banter with her husband and kids, Tabitha exudes genuine joy and love.The warmth in her voice has a way of convincing you that everything is going to be okay.
A YouTube vlogger and lifestyle content creator based in Kansas City, Brittany Null is also a mother to three young children. In the early years of my marriage and journey into motherhood, I became hooked on her family’s YouTube videos as we had children around the same spans of time. In 2017, as she navigated a divorce, I was moved by her vulnerability and empowered by her determination to rebuild. Brittany takes you along for the ride as she keeps it real about motherhood, fashion, cooking, and local life.
Alexandra is an author, wife, mother to three daughters and a self-care facilitator. She is also the host of @theheygirlpodcast. Alex’s Instagram community exists to cultivate self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-care in the Black community and beyond. Her words have a way of disarming shame and encouraging gentleness and truth. The daily affirmations are a life vest for all who are in need.
Krystal is a captivating writer as well as an artist whose unique work is an extension of her passion for gardening. She is a mother to three young daughters. She is a wife whose husband struggles with a rare brain disorder. Her raw and authentic way of navigating life is humbling, validating, and beautiful.
Faith Broussard Cade is a mental health therapist and speaker with a background in school counseling and baking. She is a wife and mother to a young daughter that she affectionately refers to as “Bean.” She is known for her little self-care notes that she writes on small pieces of paper and then posts on a daily basis. What started as a way to honor and nourish herself has now become a transformative act of affirmation for her entire Instagram community.
A computer programmer turned diversity and inclusion literacy advocate, Charnaie started Here Wee Read in 2015 as a way to keep track of all the different books she read with her two children (born 15 months apart). Today, she shares a wide range of diverse books and educational products with her Instagram community. She strives to instill children with a love of reading, lifelong learning and curiosity.
Whether it’s super affordable Aldi grocery haul, quick and easy meal recipes, or much needed skin regimen advice, Amiyrah Martin’s Instagram is THE TRUTH. A wife and mother of three, she also runs her own YouTube channel, 4 Hats and Frugal. Amiyrah is practical and humorous all while helping moms to live a full life yet spend less money.
If you’ve followed the Beleaf in Fatherhood YouTube channel, you’ll recognize Yvette Henry as Glen’s wife and an amazing mother to four beautiful little ones. Every time I watch their videos or see her posts in my Instagram feed, I am transfixed by her down-to-earth, positive energy. Yvette shares openly about the ups and downs of motherhood, marriage and self-discovery. She also co-hosts an awesome podcast with her husband that is all about married life.
If you’re looking for a mom who will have you laughing to tears while also keeping it all the way real, Angel is your girl. When I am feeling like I am the only one in the pit of motherhood chaos, I head over to her Instagram and instantly feel seen. An actress, comedian, and podcast host with fellow comedian KevOnStage, Angel is also a wife and mother to four young boys. She speaks on everything from breastfeeding to parenting struggles to being a working mom. Her reels and TikTok channel are also peak hilarity.
A former broadcast journalist, Jennifer leans on her love of storytelling and photography to document her life as a wife and mom of three. She focuses on celebrating diversity, embracing individuality and encouraging moms to cherish the moments of everyday life. As a mother of biracial children and the wife of a police officer, Jennifer doesn’t shy away from unpacking the complexities of racial identity through her posts and IG stories. Yet , she also exudes a captivating authenticity and warmth that will leave you feeling uplifted.