We are so excited to be back after a while!
In our second episode, you will hear about what we have been up to in the meawhile as well as Nadia’s story of getting pregnant, fleeing to another country and having to make hard choices!
We are a group of migrant and refugee mothers (parents) based in NRW, who have organized ourselves around the notion of storytelling as empowerment. We have each long searched to see whether and where our experience is being represented in the media. Sadly, we ended up not satisfied with the stereotypical images of black and brown women in need of saving. As BPoC women* and as mothers, we need to be visible, we need to be represented. It is about time our surroundings viewed us as we actually are. This aspiration gave rise to the idea of Mom’s Mic radio.
This English speaking radio program is a platform, where we tell our stories and exchange ideas. We discuss a range of issues from our journeys, to our daily lives, the racism affecting our children and us, our concerns, and worries. We also talk about childbearing, postpartum, and parenting experience including the interactions with the care and education system.