On the 36th episode of Add Water and Stir, Mimi and ABM welcome author Sara Crutcher to the show and play catch up with the spring TV lineup.
Both ABM and Mimi have written numerous times about their fears in raising their daughters in an environment that seems to devalue their lives because of skin color. On this episode, the ladies talk about discuss a recent episode of ABC’s Blackish entitled “Hope.” When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Blackish parents, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. ABM and Mimi wrestle with some of the themes in the show and chat about what they are doing to address their own fears.
On the second segment, the ladies welcome Sara Crutcher to the Add Water family. Sara recently published Heart Picked: Elizabeth’s Adoption Tale. Recognizing the dearth of adoption books featuring Black families and fulfilling her personal dream to write children’s’ books, Sara tells the tale of a young curly haired girl named Elizabeth who is adopted into a same race family. The book is beautifully illustrated and an entertaining read for anyone.
During the Wind Down, Mimi and ABM get their laughs on catching up on the hilarity that is Empire. They also debate whether Empire matriarch, Cookie Lyon is the archetype for mothering. Are you a ride or die mom?
Blackish and the “Hope” episode
- “Hope,” Blackish and Our Children
- Black-ish showrunner hopes police brutality episode ‘motivates some change’
- Black-ish Just Delivered of the Best Episodes on Race Ever to Air on Television
Heart Picked – An Interview with Sara Crutcher