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26 Sep

LeToya Luckett, Atoya Burleson and Melody Holt Open Up

LeToya Luckett, Atoya Burleson and Melody Holt Open Up



Day two of 2022 ESSENCE Festival of Culture heard singer LeToya Luckett moderate a essential conversation about Black motherhood on the Beauty Carnival stage. Luckett was joined by entrepreneur and athlete Atoya Burleson and Love and Marriage: Huntsville star Melody Holt.

In the course of the panel, appropriately titled, “Raising Black Children to Feel Beautiful,” one in every of the primary questions Luckett posed was about previous generations’ confidence and what today’s parents can do to assist their children walk of their light. Burleson remarked that she starts by simply asking her 12-year-old daughter, Mia, how she’s feeling.

Burleson noted that in her younger years, she felt nervous about coming to her mother with questions. She wants her daughter to know the door is all the time open.

“For me, I promised myself once I had a lady — and my boys too because we talk rather a lot, too — I might all the time ask the questions,” Burleson said. “I could be intentional about my questions. ‘How are you feeling? What’s happening with this? You understand, once I was in middle school, I went through this.’”

Holt replied similarly, saying she desires to be her 10-year-old’s refuge.

“I made sure to have a protected place for her where she knows she will be able to seek advice from me about anything,” she said onstage.

Engaging in authentic communication, uplifting our kids and letting them know we’re their rock are a couple of of the keys that can help nurture the subsequent generation. For this reason ESSENCE Festival of Culture is adamant about being the space where we are able to heal, feel and get all the way in which real.

What are a number of the ways you help your young ones feel comfortable and assured as they navigate through the world?

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