Download the first chapter of When Me Became Mom

The debut book from Jada Washington: single mama, writer, speaker, and activist. When Me Became Mom looks at the role of moms throughout history and the particular experience of African-American mothers, interwoven with Jada's own journey into motherhood.

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    The History of Motherhood

    When did me become mom? Has it always been the role of a woman to become mother? Will it always be that way? In this book, I explore the history of motherhood and look to the future to explore our roles.

    African-American Mamas

    African-American mothers have a unique experience that needs to be acknowledged. This book addresses the particular issues, situations, and biases that affect our lives and our roles as mothers.

    My Personal Journey

    It's impossible to write about motherhood as an African-American woman without mentioning my own story. By sharing my journey, I hope to illustrate the realities of when me became mom for me.