El Jones: A poem on Black Motherhood

Spoken word poet and Tapestry guest host El Jones explores how, for black moms, race and motherhood intersect, putting them in a complex position with its own particular challenges and joys.

This special episode of Tapestry seeks to reveal and challenge some of the stereotypes and misconceptions of what it means to be a black mother.

Guest host El Jones shares a poem she wrote reflecting on the rich variety of experiences -- the joy and the pain -- that form the complex reality of black motherhood.

Click LISTEN to hear El's performance and scroll below to read a full transcript. 

In all their complexity, they ask us to listen.- El Jones