Income inequality and financial instability hit Black and Brown moms the hardest. When you are poor, things that are minor inconveniences to others can snowball into homelessness. Studies have shown that people living below the poverty line would have to go 20 years without any unforeseen budget expenditures to dig themselves out of poverty by hard work and determination alone aka “pull yourselves up by your bootstraps”. (Read “Atlantic article “Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong).

Image of two young women of color smiling.
Image description: Two young women of color are leaning against a wall. The woman on the left has short hair and is wearing a yellow pullover. She is holding her phone and laughing. The woman on the right is wearing a sleeveless blue top and has long hair pulled back in a ponytail. She is looking at the woman on the right and smiling.

In order to help bridge that gap and provide assistance when things come up that can further disenfranchise Black and Brown womxn (non-binary, trans and queer especially), this will be an ongoing fundraising effort to provide resources to those most directly impacted by our society’s inequities. When Black and Brown moms are supported and uplifted, the whole community is more able to thrive.

Please contribute and share as much as you can as often as you can.