When I was pregnant, I remember feeling lost. I was worried all the time if I was going to be a good mom. I was worried how I was going to make ends meet seeing as though I was laid off halfway through my pregnancy. I was worried about the risks of bringing a little Black child into this world.
However with all the worries in the world, I found my peace in my grandmother, mom, aunt, and all the other Black women in my life who so willingly shared their motherhood journeys with me. Every fear I had was validated and not dismissed. Every tear I shed they embraced with a hug and a witty comeback like only we do, that would put a smile on my face by the end of our conversation.
Since having my daughter, the desire to create products for people that look like me, understand Black mom lingo and the importance of having ‘the talk’, coupled with conversations only Black women understand, eventually lead me to creating our narratives of our motherhood on wearable items.
I’m using the experience of my motherhood journey + advice of those before us + stories that you all share in hopes that you find comfort, a sense of love, or at least a laugh.
Welcome to the Coco Family.
And a special shoutout to the iv in Cocoiv.
The number four symbolizes strength and endurance. It is a life affirming number and a lesson you must learn in order to move forward in life. My IV (daughter) is the 4th generation, born in April ( the fourth month) at 8:22 ( 8-2-2=4). You’re all the affirmation I need baby girl. Mommy loves you.