Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs is a Trinidadian-American activist, organizer, artist and mom of two. She is a leading voice on parenting anti-racist children and writes often about raising multiracial children in today's America. She has been published by Fashionista, CafeMom, and elsewhere, and consulted on the book, Little Activists, with Penguin.

Tabitha currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of Program at Women's March, and helped spearhead the inaugural march on Washington. She is also the co-founder of Youth Empower, the youth arm of Women's March. She co-led the one-day strike, A Day Without A Woman. Tabitha is the co-founder of Tabii Just and LIVARI, platforms that celebrate ethical fashion, art, and activism. She has held talks about the intersection of art and activism at several educational institutions including the Fashion Institute of Technology, St. Francis College, Gettysburg College, George Washington University and DePauw University.

Tabitha has also been a panelist about the topic of sustainable fashion and/or activism and parenting at Yale University, the Sustainable Textile Summit, NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council Sustainability Summit, the Women's Convention, Go Green Convention and more. Together with 24 other Women's March organizers, Tabitha was recognized as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2017 Women of the Year. She was also recognized as one of 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World, a book and exhibit project. She lives in Brooklyn with her two children, partner and no pets.

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

News

Please Talk To Your Children About Breonna Taylor

#FreeBrittney

We Need To Talk To Our Kids About Brittney Griner — Here's How

“I want my son to know Brittney’s name but, more importantly, I want him to be able to take a brave stand if he hears friends parroting untruths.”

Self Love

Doja Cat’s Shaved Head Is Teaching Black Kids Hair Love

Our relationship with our Black hair must go deeper than the strands on our heads — it has to center our freedom to do with our bodies what we choose.

Parenting

I’ve Learned A Lot Raising Black Multiracial Children. Here’s What I Want Fellow Parents To Know.

If we don’t do the work, society will jump right in and fill the gaps with damaging messages.

Pride

Activist Imara Jones On Raising Kids Who Celebrate Black Trans Identity

“This is basic, fundamental, good parenting.”

Fatherhood

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges On Creating The World He Wants For His Daughters

A chat with the visionaries behind the hit Netflix series ‘Karma’s World.’

Parenting

Yes, Your Young Children Belong At Abortion Rallies

Abortion is a family issue.

Pregnancy

Advice For Rihanna On Having A Baby In This Country, From One Black Mom To Another

"Guard your peace."

Women's History Month

“Love Yourself With A Fierceness & A Passion” — A Letter To My Black Daughter

“This Women’s History Month, I’m writing you this letter to share my dreams for you.”

Changemakers

Sonia Sotomayor’s Message To Our Children

“What we hope for is that you'll find better answers than we have.”

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

What This Black Mom Wants More Than Maya Angelou On A Quarter

Is a coin the real way to honor Maya Angelou?

Holiday Shopping

The 'Raising Anti-Racist Kids' 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Ideas for families who are intentional about the books, puzzles, and toys they gift their children.

Parenting

Are You Paying Attention To The Book Banning Attempts — & Successes — Across Our Country?

From York County, PA., to Katy, Texas, the fight to censor books is raging.

America

If Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid

Not guilty?

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Travel Can Reinforce Structural Racism — Here's How To Show Your Family A Different Way

Being anti-racist is not a destination — make it part of your family's journey.

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Critical Race Theory & How To Advocate For The Type Of Education Your Kids Need

We have our work cut out for us.

Parenting

Kids Don't Need Us To Sugarcoat Race Or Racism. Just Ask 'Sesame Street.'

“Elmo wants to know why Wes’ skin is brown.”

Raising Anti-Racist Kids

What Simone Biles’ Powerful Move Can Teach Our Kids

What Biles has shown our Black kids is a sense of humanity and self preservation that this world does not afford us.

First Conversations

How To Explain White Privilege To Very Little Kids

'Our Skin' delves into the basics of identity and race, speaking with clarity and ease to our little ones.

Entertainment

'Hannah And The Ramadan Gift' Is One Dad’s Message To The World

“The hope is that the book will set the tone for what should be normal.”