Alexis Barad-Cutler

Title: Founder of Not Safe For Mom Group (nsfmg), LLC
Education: Barnard College, Columbia University
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Expertise: Writing about motherhood, community building, branding

Alexis Barad-Cutler is a frequently sought-after voice in the parenting space, exploring intimate truths about motherhood. She has 20 years of experience, including working for the most highly renowned publishing giants of the world, and contributing regularly to parenting-related websites and podcasts where she shares what she has gleaned from speaking to thousands of mothers over the years about the most taboo and difficult topics in feminism and motherhood.


Alexis Barad-Cutler is a journalist, community-builder, and advocate whose work explores intimate truths within the motherhood experience. She is the founder of Not Safe For Mom Group (nsfmg)—a community and platform where moms come to talk about the things they can’t say anywhere else, in a safe and judgment-free space. The New York Times described (nsfmg) as a space where “the airbrushed mirage of mothering is being challenged by displays of raw desperation.” A prominent voice in the motherhood space, Alexis's perspective has been sought out by outlets such as Today Show,,, and Her writing as appeared in Romper, Fatherly, Hey Mama, and New York Family magazine. Alexis hostsThe Not Safe For Mom Group podcast (as seen in The Wall Street Journal), which features moms who anonymously share uncensored stories from their lives that they’ve never told before. Alexis is a frequently invited guest-speaker at conferences, summits, and panels such as Women With Voices, The Continuum Conference by Mama Glow, Reframing Motherhood by Berlin Cameron, and Becoming Mama by Motherly, to name a few. She has been a special guest speaker Daemon College, Powerbitches Gather, and I Will Not Be Quiet. Alexis has appeared on podcasts such as Thrive, MILK, R&R Lab, and Not Your Mother’s Podcast (and more).

She recently co-founded the Chamber of Mothers, a collective movement to focus America's priorities on mothers' rights by enlisting mothers to create the kind of America they want to live in and pass along to future generations. Prior to founding (nsfmg) Alexis has over a decade of experience as an editor at Random House, and Harper Collins, and Associate Publisher for the U.S. arm of PlayBac—a Paris-based children’s publisher. Her work as an editor includes some of the best-loved books and authors the world over, from Goodnight Moon to Eric Carle, to Little Golden Books. She has ghostwritten over 40 books for children.

The meaning of family, and what it means to be a parent shifts and morphs with time. I've had the honor of speaking with thousands of mothers over the years and learning about the complicated and often surprising dynamics that arise within the parent/child relationship and the partner to partner relationship. What endures despite all the challenges modern mothers and their families face, is a steadfast love and commitment to making the world a better place for one's own children and children the world-over.


Alexis graduated Magna cum Laude in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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