All Dear Mama Recordings Are Now Available!

Last Saturday, a little dream of mine came true. Together with my former law school classmate and artist, Kamilah House, I hosted a day of events centered around Black womanhood, motherhood and maternity.


Sponsored by Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library System and The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, in partnership with Worcester County Library, Kamilah and I curated a beautiful virtual exhibit produced by the Howard County Library. In addition, we hosted three panel discussions featuring experts in their individual fields. I am so excited that the recordings are now available! View each video below.

Opening Reception


Melani Douglass, Director of Public Programs at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Founder of the Family Arts Museum

View the opening here:

View the complete virtual exhibit here:

Session 1: What to Know: Advocating for the Health of You and Your Baby

Join us as we tell our stories about physical trauma and discuss how best to advocate for your health during pregnancy and post-partum.


  • Faye McCray (Host) & Kamilah House-Lewis (Co-Host)
  • Briana Green, Director of Operations at Mamatoto Village
  • Dr. Donna Marie Neale, M.D. Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine

View Session 1 here:

Session 2: Let’s Talk About It: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Join the artists as we tell our stories about the mental and emotional challenges that arise from pregnancy and childbirth. Learn to identify when you need help and how to find resources you need.


  • Faye McCray (Host) & Kamilah House-Lewis (Co-Host)
  • Dr. Alexis Lighten Wesley, M.D.Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Children’s National Hospital
  • Biany Perez, Black Latinx mental health therapist 

Session 3:  Healing through Connection: Black Motherhood in 2020

Join the artists for open dialogue about the unique challenges facing black mothers and parenting children of color in today’s volatile climate.


  • Sherry Samuels (Host), certified life coach, workshop facilitator and writer
  • Ana Rodney, MOMCares; Executive Director and founder 
  • Karen Pryor, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Queen Mother Magazine and the Founder of KMP Fashion Consulting, LLC 

View Session 2 & 3 here:

Love and Light, 



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