Melinated Moms is a community-based membership for moms and women of color. We curate events that empower, motivate and cultivate our community to be better women.
In our monthly support groups, we discuss the social impact of our women through the intersections of Motherhood, Sisterhood and Womanhood.
Our workshops, events and collaborations make being a Melinated Moms Member unique to your needs as a woman first.
Melinated Moms was founded in 2017 by Jatesha “Jaye” Madden-Wilson out of the need to find a supportive system to help her transition from being a married mom to a single mom of two. In 2018, Alexcia Harrod joined Jaye as a co-founder for our 2nd chapter in Western New York (Buffalo, NY) focusing on community engagement with the moms in the Delavan Grider Community Center. The work of Melinated Moms has blossomed into an advocacy network for moms and women across the Melinated Spectrum. Melinated Moms is a community-based membership for moms and women of color. We curate events that empower, motivate and cultivate our women to be better versions of themselves with support. We bridge our women through the intersections of Motherhood, Sisterhood & Womanhood.
Although Melinated Moms initially started as a self-reflective supportive community for moms and women of color; it has quickly grown into an amazing platform for empowerment, advocacy and motivation for the women in our community.
Jaye has reached over 1,000 women through her events and has created a brand name that is trusted for its authenticity with connecting women from communities of color while empowering others to find their power and purpose in their lives. We where she leads a team through the Black Maternal Health crisis throughout the state of New Jersey.
The vision for Melinated Moms is to equip moms and women across the Melinated Spectrum with the tools they need to remove the negative barriers associated with each phase of motherhood in women of color.
The mission of Melinated Moms is to build a bridge of support that inspires, motivates and cultivates our members to be better versions of themselves. We are counting on you to uphold the vision and mission as a part of the culture in your chapter.
Melinated Moms Team
As we have expanded, we have been fortunate enough to add an amazing team of women to help grow the reach of Melinated Moms! Please let me introduce our Team!
Also known as Ci-Ci is a Social Worker working as the Director of Senior Services for our Elderly population and our Co-Founder of Melinated Moms. She has made great strides to stay involved in community service , volunteering and participating in various charity walks, runs and bike rides! She has never hesitated to lead by example and she has been a rock for #melinatedmoms since we started in 2017. She has been on our team serving as our Western New York Team Leader (Buffalo/Rochester/Niagara Falls) and we are truly honored and blessed to have her.
Nicole C. She is an arbitrator in financial services with over 10 years of experience in accounting and business management. She serves as a mentor for the YAPP program where she advocates for moms, young at-risk youth and disadvantaged families. Her commitment to the community as well as her dedication to her children made her a valuable member of our team. She has been on our team serving as our Brooklyn Team Leader and we are truly honored and blessed to have her.
Our Founding President has made a commitment to the development of Melinated Moms. As a Community Health Nurse (LPN) for 15 years working with marginalized communities as well as lobbying for change on the state and federal level, she founded #melinatedmoms in 2017 to give moms and women across the Melinated Spectrum a voice to change the narrative of support in their community.She’s built an amazing team to disrupt the silence and stand up for moms who look like them. Jaye has worked tirelessly to build this alongside her two children and strives to leave a legacy for them to continue this throughout their journeys through womanhood, motherhood and sisterhood. “None of our work is ever singular” is one mantra Jaye lives by