June MR Panel Insta

“Just because we are magic doesn’t mean we are not real” – Jesse Williams.

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 online forum Motherhood Reconstructed is celebrating its 1st anniversary with a panel discussion entitled, “Raising Excellence”. This conversation will explore the reality of raising children to reach their full potential whilst avoiding the limitations of stereotypes and not being burdened by issues of racial bias.

The Motherhood Reconstructed website www.motherhood-reconstructed.com was set up in June 2016 as a positive online space to celebrate black mothers. The website was established to address the lack of representation of black mothers in the mainstream media and inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk on the danger of a single story. Our aim is to share authentic narratives of black British motherhood.

Since the Motherhood Reconstructed launch on 13th June 2016 they have organised panel discussions, a Caribbean brunch, Mother and Mini-me ‘meet ups’ and posted blog content on a variety of topics ranging from the experience of raising a transgender child to the minefield of dating as a single Mother, interviews, recipes and topical discussions.

The Raising Excellence panel discussion will feature inspirational Mothers who will be sharing their experiences, thoughts and tips for raising children with a grounding sense of their identity and a strong belief that they must not limit themselves due to other people’s perceptions:

Marianne Miles – MD of Merite Media, Writer and Media Consultant (www.mariannemiles.co.uk)

Sareta Fontaine – Blogger and Influencer (www.kikiblahblah.com)

Cee Olaleye – Business Psychologist and Blogger (www.heyisthatme.co.uk)

Be Manzini – Award winning Writer and Creative Producer (www.bemanzini.com)

The panel will be moderated by Yvadney Davis – Children’s Fashion Stylist and Blogger (http://www.mumsthatslay.com)

The event will take place at the Library London Members Club, 112 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2 (nearest tube Leicester Square).

For more information please contact Tamu Thomas and Leah Samuel: hello@motherhood-reconstructed.com

Ticket booking/ information click here


5 Responses
  • Maria
    May 29, 2017

    Its far too expensive can you explain why it so expensive? Why exclude low income black mothers?

    • Motherhood Reconstructed
      June 4, 2017

      Hi Maria, thank you for your comment. We thought long and hard about pricing. This fee covers the cost of organising the event and if you research comparable events we believe its value for money, our last panel event sold out at this price point. This is a totally self funded project, we do not profit… we often subsidise. We have a number of free events such as meet ups as we try to be as inclusive as possible within our means, we do not intentionally exclude anyone but we at the same time we cannot cater for everyone. We are two (single) mothers trying to change narratives and create something that does not exist. We hope you will be able to attend one of the other events we have planned.

      Out of interest what price would you be comfortable with? We appreciate the feedback as it helps us grow.

      Many thanks.

  • Sareta
    May 24, 2017

    Looking forward to it!

    • Motherhood Reconstructed
      May 24, 2017


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