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Activist A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez gives a rousing speech during the Fourth Annual Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in downtown Cheyenne. The 2020 march saw people supporting human rights and the resistance movement began at Depot Plaza and traveled to the Wyoming State Capitol Building while singing and chanting. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a Black woman and public academic who processes the world through her award-winning writing.

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Sometimes, these efforts are birthed as reported journalistic style pieces. Other times, they manifest as essays where she tries to use her personal experiences as a window into larger societal trends.

She found her writing voice in the aftermath of birth trauma. The experience compelled her to share her story and create #freeblackmotherhood – a way of mothering 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.

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Her mediums change, but her passion for health, especially reproductive matters, remains the same.

Before writing, she graduated with honors from Texas Woman’s University – and joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority family along the way. She graduates with her master’s in American Studies, which focuses on the experiences of Black mothering people in the Mountain West in May of 2022. A. Rochaun is currently the Staff writer for Kindred, the Black Parenting brand for Parents. In her time there she hopes to trouble one-dimensional narratives on Blackness, family, and mothering through stories on life in the Mountain West.

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