A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is the associate editor for Kindred at Parents.com. She's also a research-based storyteller who processes the world through her award-winning writing. She found her voice in the aftermath of birth trauma and continues to sharpen it through mothering her children. She hopes to trouble one-dimensional narratives on Blackness, family, and mothering through stories on life in the Mountain West. She's also the founder of #freeblackmotherhood—an effort that asks Black mothers to prioritize self-love and authentic expression in all things, while asking them to imagine a world where Black women are free to feel. Her mediums change, but her passion for health, especially reproductive matters, remains the same. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.