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Two social justice advocates are equipping Black mothers with the tools to share their stories with the world.

Black families affected by violence often become a talking point when the news breaks, but rarely do we ever hear directly from those who are actually impacted by this violence, which plagues their lives and community. In order to increase the voices of Black mothers, Shanelle Matthews and Mia Birdsong developed The Black Mama’s Storytelling Fellowship, a program that equips Black mothers with the tools and confidence to be a spokesperson, when it comes to matters pertaining to their own lives. This fellowship was launched via storytelling and media training organization Channel Black. Read more.