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NEFERTITI AUSTIN discusses her debut memoir MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE
 

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America (Sourcebooks)

When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system, she was unprepared for the fact there is no place for Black women in the “mommy wars.” Austin set off on her path without the ability to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would not only have to navigate skepticism from
the adoption community, who deal almost exclusively with white women, but surprisingly, from her own family and friends as well.

Motherhood So White is the story of Nefertiti’s fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now. In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African-American community, faces off against stereotypes of single, Black motherhood, and confronts the reality of raising children of color in racially charged, modern-day America.

Praise for Motherhood So White:

Motherhood So White blew me away. Nefertiti’s honest account of her unique journey to parenthood serves as a sharp reminder that in our society, parenting is not a colorblind experience. This is an important book for anyone committed to creating a more equal playing field for all our children.”—KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent

Nefertiti Austin writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood. Her work around this topic has been short-listed for literary awards and appeared in the Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and The Atlantic. Nefertiti’s expertise stems from firsthand experience and degrees in U.S. history and African-American studies.

Author Photo by Bobby Quillard

Event date: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 20th, 2019