Throughout history black women have been breaking rules. Whether we broke the laws of slavery by running away or broke the laws of respectability by getting pregnant before marriage, we've always been bad girls. These women from history not only owned their infamy, they changed the course of America with it.
These are the writers who tell so many of our stories in complex, rich ways. They remind the world (and us) of our own humanity when so much about our society can make us forget. Through their stories, we are challenged, held accountable, and loved.
Of all the groups present here, these are the ones who, arguably, are seen as the most influential, as they have the power to shape public opinion. When you read some of their stories, hopefully you will see yourself in them.
Badass Moms from the Past to the Future
This section focuses less on Infamous Mothers who are business owners and more on what it means to be a black woman, regardless of your status as a mother, doing business. It's included here to give you some tools, understanding and resources.
Similar to the section on entrepreneurship, Black Women As Professionals focuses on trending conversations around what it means to be a black women in leadership, regardless of one's mothering status, in the workforce. As we know, mothering adds a whole new layer to the discussion, and Infamous Mothering adds yet another. Please, as you find more articles on women like us who are professionals, please, send them our way. We will happily include.
The albums in this section are important because they address complexities and beauty of Infamous Mothering in one or more songs. Whether the song speaks to the conditions of mothering from the margins of our society or express their own experience as a mother, they are making foregrounding what it means to them to care for children.
One of the defining qualities of being an Infamous Mother is the role you play in shaping the public sphere. The women in this section are, arguably, the cornerstone of our population. They influence laws and policies. They are public servants with power.
These are the stories about us. They reflect the ways in which we, the members, are making a difference in the world every day. These are the stories that remind us that today, we matter.