Dani McClain is the author of the forthcoming We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, and is a contributing writer with The Nation. Her reporting and commentary on race, gender, policy and politics have appeared in outlets including Slate, Talking Points Memo, Al Jazeera America, Colorlines, Ebony.com and Guernica. She reported on education while on staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and covered breaking news for the Miami Herald’s metro desk.
From 2008 to 2012, McClain served as a campaign strategist and media director at ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online black political organization. Prior to earning her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, McClain taught social studies at the nation’s first public Montessori high school and challenged racially discriminatory drug laws as a communications staffer at Drug Policy Alliance. She has a B.A. in history, also from Columbia.
We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood
“Dani McClain is one of the most lucid, insightful, and gifted critics working today: her work sings with eloquence and is driven by analytical fury. This is the book we parents need right now!”—Michael Eric Dyson
As I prepared for the birth of my first child, I could already see that I would need a plan in order to avoid succumbing to fear.
By Dani McClain in TIME.
The beauty of Confirmation is that it posits that this confused reception on the part of the American people was precisely what many who sat on the Senate judiciary committee and directed the hearings had in mind.
Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart.
They represent just 2 percent of teachers. A handful of programs are trying to fix that.
I knew I had a find a way to have a healthy birth—despite what the statistics were telling me.
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