FOCS Parent Educator Glow: Nari Baker
I am a Parent Educator because I love learning with and from other families of color. I have deep respect for the different journeys of fellow mothers of color and feel privileged to share in stories, wisdom, and transformation of our communities.
FOCS parent groups are special and essential because they provide a safe and loving space for parents and children of color to explore complex identities and histories. Families of color need and deserve a space to grieve, celebrate, and just be in a space that acknowledges their unique challenges and intersections.
I joined the FOCS community when my daughter was born because I desperately needed a space that centered families of color and provided resources and conversations that honored our diverse histories regarding migration, race, gender, power, and intersectionality.
I love FOCS because it fosters a culture of love, acceptance, and advocacy where I feel like I can voice and live my values without shame. As a new mother, this was an experience that was essential to getting grounded and empowered in my new role as a mother and in my new relationship with my daughter.
Being a mother and FOCS Parent Educator has taught me to trust my personal mission of living fierce love. I continue to be challenged and inspired in both roles to expand my heart with more humility, openness, truth, and gratitude so I can share more of it with my family and this beautiful community.