“The Mom Activist”
“Mothers are the rocks of our families and a foundation in our communities. In gratitude for their generous love, patient counsel, and lifelong support, let us pay respect to the women who carry out the hard work of motherhood with skill and grace, and let us remember those mothers who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.”
-44th U.S. President Barack Obama
For the past decade Christine Michel Carter has had one mission: give working mothers around the world positive, insightful content to make them feel confident and understood. Regardless of the title, it’s important for society to understand that ALL mothers are in fact, working mothers. As “the global mom activist”, Christine feels that by changing the narrative of what it means to be a mother she is reducing their stress, raise loving children and thus… change the world.
Christine is aligned to one of the critical health topics of the World Health Organization (WHO): maternal health. This includes the physical, emotional and mental health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. Additionally, there are cultural nuances during pregnancy, labor, and delivery that can increase the risks of experiencing mental health challenges for moms of color. For example, statistics show that Black women are three to four times more likely to die during or after delivery than white women. As a Black mother, Christine is committed to ensuring Black mothers around the world stop suffering in silence.
Christine Michel Carter has leveraged her verified digital presence and mom network to bring awareness to Paid Leave for the U.S. (PL+US), VoteMama Foundation, Mom Congress, the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (CARE) Act, Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act, the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards Act of 2019, the Maximizing Outcomes for Moms Through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services Act, and the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, #YearoftheMother, #ShareTheMicNow, Mother’s Monday, The State Of Black Mothers In America and Black Maternal Health Week.
Child care is one of the main catalysts to the decline of maternal health, and Christine is passionate about elevating the importance of this issue. Aligned to the WHO health topic: quality of child care, Christine has supported Senator Kamala Harris, the Congressional Caucus on Black Women & Girls, the FamTech Collaborative, the Department of Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on maternal and child care related issues. She is the founder of Mompreneur and Me, the nation’s first free mommy and me professional development event. Christine’s co-hosted conference, The State Of Black Mothers In America, is the largest global conference for Black mothers.
Christine’s primary charitable interest is dedicated to supporting Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and their Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program. GSBB is a program for girls who are struggling to deal with their mothers’ imprisonment and gives their mothers a chance to have a positive role in their daughters’ lives as they participate together in activities. In 2020 The State Of Black Mothers In America made a donation to this program which will support field trips for the Beyond Bars troop through 2022 and will provide one $1,000 college scholarship award to GSBB “graduates” who have been accepted into a college.