Sandra has captured not only her own experiences but those of many other Black mothers. My Black Motherhood made me laugh, it made me cry, but above all made me think and question.
An eye-opening read giving a platform to unheard voices, brilliantly highlighting the challenges Black mothers face, and offering tangible solutions. Everyone has something to learn from this book.
Honest and raw, it really gave me a true insight into the challenges for Black mothers in the UK. A must read for anyone working in perinatal services.
Reading this book is like listening to a passionate, relatable, sister friend who can help you fight your corner. Thank you, Sandra, for sharing these deeply affecting stories and for stirring up 'good trouble' on behalf of Black mothers everywhere.
Sandra's book gives a wonderfully candid insight into the experiences and obstacles faced by Black mums all over the country. It's one that all health professionals need have on their bookshelves.
This is the raw, unflinching, autobiographical account of Sandra Igwe, a black British woman with a Nigerian background, navigating a healthcare system that views black women as difficult, able to deal with pain, and probably single mothers or in abusive relationships...The women who speak their truth in this book do not feel cared for or understood by healthcare professionals. Read it and reflect on how we, as mental health professionals, play our own part in this shameful, contemporary injustice, and how we can do better.
If nothing else is appreciated about this book, the call to action for resources that may not exist for Black clinicians' clients, family, friends, and even themselves is to create them