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Nefertiti Austin


Nefertiti Austin

Nefertiti Austin writes about the erasure of diverse voices in motherhood. Her work around this topic has been shortlisted for literary awards and appeared in the Huffington Post, HuffPost Live and The Atlantic. Nefertiti’s expertise stems from firsthand experience and degrees in U.S. history and African American studies. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Books by Nefertiti Austin

by Nefertiti Austin - Memoir, Nonfiction

When Nefertiti Austin, a single African American woman, decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster-care system, she was unprepared for the fact that there is no place for Black women in the “mommy wars.” Austin set off on her path without the ability to seek guidance from others who looked like her or shared her experience. She soon realized that she would have to navigate skepticism not only from the adoption community, who deal almost exclusively with white women, but surprisingly, from her own family and friends as well. MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE is the story of Nefertiti’s fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now.