Woke Mama: Sharmika

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Want to know WTF a Woke Mama is? Each week, we’re introducing awesome women who are making the world a kinder place, one happy baby at a time.

Name & age: Sharmika, 22 years old

Kid: Riley-Isaiah, 4 years old

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Actively changing lives through your children’s eyes.

What made you choose gentle parenting? And what is your favourite aspect of it?

To ensure my son has a more worldly educated approached to life. There is a lot of things we are not taught at school.

Most awesome moment so far?

Seeing my son happy, healthy and smiling.

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

Try to remain calm, handle situations head on, and try to avoid showing my son all the negative moments.

How do you juggle work with gentle parenting?

I will be working from home most of the time, to help Riley with his education in the first few years.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

Never feel guilty for how you parent, your best is your best.

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama?

Wretch 32 – Good Morning

Read Sharmika’s blog about the health impacts of hurtful young mum stereotypes.

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