Briana

Briana
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I came to San Antonio by way of North Carolina, but I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. My husband and I have a proud kindergartner and we recently welcomed a baby girl. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Media Studies and am also an adjunct college professor. Although I live in Cibolo, you can always find me exploring something new in San Antonio. I love trying new coffee shops, restaurants, and the many San Antonio festivals. I try to turn as many events as possible into kid-friendly spaces!

How Plants Fuel My Self-Care

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For the longest time, I was convinced that I hated flowers. With a passion. Truth is, I never learned how to care for them, so they inevitably died every time I received them. I...

Guide To Being A Parenting Student

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School is officially back in session now. Even though it’s been a few weeks, I still have not gotten used to virtual learning for this school year. This isn’t how I imagined first grade...

The Importance of Black Breastfeeding Week

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I was adamant that I was NOT going to breastfeed. It took way too much work and I was not cool with flashing my boobs to feed my kid. Formula also seemed super simple,...

Why Paternity Leave Is Crucial For A Healthy Postpartum Period

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  When I moved to San Antonio seven years ago, it was one of the biggest adventures I had ever embarked on—and one of the loneliest. I knew no one besides my husband—we moved here...

Mothering While Black When There Is No Hope

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we as parents can talk to our young children, specifically, about racial injustice. I wrote the piece a few days before riots began heavily erupting across...

Celebrating Juneteenth

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I’ve wanted to celebrate Juneteenth for awhile. I didn’t grow up knowing much about the holiday, and it wasn’t something that we celebrated in my family. I’ve been to numerous Fourth of July celebrations,...

Talking With Young Kids About Racial Injustice 

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There is never a right time to talk to your kids about racism, but when the latest Black victim of police brutality is front and center on the news, we must face it head-on....

I’m Postpartum During COVID-19 and I’m Not Okay. (And That’s Okay.)

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When I had my daughter at the end of January, I knew that my world would be rocked forever. I felt like I had just gotten into a good groove parenting my 5-year-old son,...