A Different Kind of Mother

We found this poem and printed it out in the hopes that Jeanae would read it – and she did!

Jeanae Hopgood-Jones has other poems as well as many insightful and touching blogs about being a Black Angel Mom. Visit her site and see if you agree. 


Permission to Grieve

The session in which we meet with Jeanae Hopgood-Jones to talk about Black Angel Moms – her online support network for moms who have lost a baby preterm. Through her training in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Human Sexuality Education, Jeanae works to help people become the best versions of themselves. She is an angel mom to twin girls born too soon due to pPROM (Pre-term premature rupture of membranes). Her goal with BAM (Black Angel Moms) is to give voice to the experience of black moms who have suffered perinatal loss.    


In the Middle of Nowhere

The session in which we speak with Rebecca Ergas, Ph.D., who has conducted psychological evaluations of people seeking asylum in the U.S. since 2009. Born in Chile, Dr. Ergas works in both English and Spanish as a clinical psychologist. She has a special place in her heart and her work for immigrants and refugees.


Invisibilized Labor

The session in which we chat with Nicole Kligerman, Director of the Pennsylvania Domestic Worker’s Alliance (PDWA), an advocacy group examining labor standard for domestic workers and crafting a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. Nicole works to promote respect, recognition and inclusion in labor protection for domestic workers, including nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers. 



Deportation Defense Work

The session in which we speak with Miguel Andrade, Communications Manager at Juntos – a nonprofit organization working for the rights of the Latinx-immigrant community. Miguel was born in Columbia and is one of Philadelphia’s leading young voices for immigrant rights, education equity, and human rights.