A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

A. Rochaun Meadows Fernandez
Title: Associate Editor, Kindred by Parents
Education: Texas Woman's University, University of Wyoming
Expertise: Journalism, Parenting

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is the Associate Editor at Kindred by Parents. 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.

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