Malaak Compton Rock,  founder of the Angel Rock Project, mom of two, and wife of comedian-actor Chris Rock, writes about why moms matter:


“Mothers raise daughters, sons, the village,” is my memoir that I contributed to the anti-poverty group ONE’s new project, Six Words on Why Moms Matter, launched by Women ONE2ONE and Smith Magazine to give people a platform to honor their mom in different way for Mother’s Day, but also aims to raise awareness of the importance of mothers and the struggles many are facing every day, including those living in extreme poverty around the world.

In America, we celebrate mothers for not only bringing us into the world but for those random acts of motherly love – whether it’s a note in your school lunch box, a favorite meal, or a phone call just when you need to hear her voice.

Around the world though, many mothers don’t have food for their children or access to a trained health worker which contributes to the estimated 350,000 women who die every year from complications during childbirth. A mother’s presence is especially critical in the first months of her child’s life; children who lose their mothers are five times more likely to die in infancy than those who do not.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Read More at One

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