Yooooooooooooooo! MyBrownBaby is coming back, and this time, I’ve got a squad with me.
That’s right, after almost six months on the grind, penning books for Cookie Johnson (“Believing In Magic,” out September 20) and Taraji P. Henson (“Around the Way Girl,” out October 11), and founding my new children’s book imprint, Denene Millner Books, I’m finally able to get back to what I love: filling MyBrownBaby.com, the parenting website dedicated to humans who are loving, raising, want to make and/or are concerned about brown babies, with dope stories about our collective parenting journey. Joining me is my friend/boo/all-around-badass Jasmine Banks, who has been named managing editor of our space.
Here’s what you need to know about Jasmine: she’s a mom of three absolutely adorable brown babies; she’s passionate about the power and beauty of Black motherhood and raising Black children; she loves the beauty of OUR stories; she blogs at JustJasmineBlog.com on that social justice tip and also works for Postpartum Progress, fighting stigma in maternal mental health, and; she’s fierce, passionate, funny as hell and full of great ideas for how we can build MyBrownBaby 3000. Word to Three Stacks.
(She’s also a master at shenanigans. Exhibit A: the pic of us up top is at BlogHer16, just after she stole Amber Dorsey’s cellphone and filled it with selfies of the two of us. I was just along for the ride. Ahem.)
Jasmine will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of MyBrownBaby, fielding pitches, recruiting contributors and helping me implement strategy for giving MyBrownBaby more action! More excitement! More everythang! POW!
I’ll continue to serve as the editor-in-chief of this here space, and occasionally writing about my girlpies, motherhood and a bit more about Denene, the woman—the latter of which will be new and fresh and a much-welcomed addition to the intelligent, thought-provoking Black parenting coverage you’ve come to love and respect here on MyBrownBaby.
We’re excited about what’s in store, yo.
Want to contribute to MyBrownBaby? Writers, come out with your skills up! MyBrownBaby is constantly on the lookout for new writers with fresh story perspectives. No, you don’t have to be Toni Morrison to be a part of the awesome. But you should definitely pitch your best ideas. What are we looking for? Stories about your family, the intersection of parenting and race, coming-of-age as a person of color in America, pop culture and politics with a parenting bent, your favorite recipes, interesting analysis of current events as it relates to parenting, videos and, of course, contact info for Brazilian race car driver Raphael Matos. Alla that. Bring. It.
In the meantime, put your feet up, “like” the MyBrownBaby Facebook page, follow MyBrownBaby on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest (Denene Millner) and Google +, and, most importantly, subscribe via RSS or show your inbox some love by having MyBrownBaby delivered right to your inbox so that you won’t miss a single, solitary, delicious word from MyBrownBaby.
And say hey to my boo, Jasmine. She’s gonna kill it.
Mom. NY Times bestselling author. Pop culture ninja. Unapologetic lover of shoes, bacon and babies. Nice with the verbs. Founder of the top black parenting website, MyBrownBaby.