We were all sad to read Carmen’s goodbye last month. In launching Anti-Racist Parent, now Love Isn’t Enough, Carmen did a groundbreaking thing. She created a space where parents–ALL parents–could talk about race. In this space, race wasn’t whispered about. In this space, people refused to hide behind faux colorblindness and privilege. In this space, we recognized that all children deserve nurturing and that children of color deserve to have their unique experiences recognized and honored. In this space, achieving racial equality was not just the job of parents of color, and parents of children of color, it was everyone’s job. Carmen was a pioneer. And this remains a rare space. That is why we are dedicated to making sure Love Isn’t Enough lives on.
I’d like to introduce two new members of the Love Isn’t Enough (LIE) editorial team. (See their bios below.) Julia and Sarah (Montclair Mommy) have been longtime readers of LIE and insightful commenters. Julia recently contributed a wonderful post about what it means to be an anti-racist ally. I am thrilled to have them on board. Together, we hope to maintain the best parts of the site you have come to know. We also hope to deliver more frequent and exclusive content. Our focus will continue to be race, but we also hope to explore other issues, including gender and sexuality, that often intersect with race but are rarely discussed in parenting media.
Of course, our new plans require a dedicated team of writers. If you are interested in contributing to Love Isn’t Enough, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also look forward to hearing your suggestions and feedback. And, of course, keep those gratuitous cute kid pics and questions for “Ask LIE” coming.
On behalf of the new LIE editorial team, thank you for your continued support.