We had the good fortune of connecting with Nishe’e Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nishe’e, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Transparency! I am no stranger to truth and I’ve found that people are drawn to that element of authenticity. My story, my journey, my aspirations, my failures and fears…. I’m open to discuss it all. No sugar coating, no altering details to paint myself in a better light. That factor of transparency has cultivated the safe space that is Biscuits and Babies. It’s truly a community of black, millennial moms for black millennial moms. No judgment, no shaming just sharing for the intent to affirm women to be the types of mothers they want to be.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve always been an advocate, an ally to the underestimated. I really tapped into my passion for it while helping fellow veterans navigate the Veterans Health Care system to get care. This expanded once I got pregnant and had to learn a new area of VA health care. In conversation with other first time moms I realized how much we don’t know about our bodies and minds as we matriculate through pregnancy and the first year postpartum. I realized why our elders praised “the village” and decided to encourage the return of such. I invited a few first time moms to my home, with their children and we shared birth stories, breastfed and supported each other through the ebbs and flows of motherhood. It was so successful I was encouraged to name it and make it a monthly thing. Biscuits and Babies grew quickly because of the comfort and intimacy of an in home setting, the real conversations that encouraged feedback and transparency. Biscuits and Babies is a safe space in a world that isn’t always prioritizing the safety of black mothers.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m taking all my friends to Slutty Vegan, Quickshot, any location! It’s healthy, fulfilling, delicious junk food! We’re gonna go to Ponce City Market, the shops and eateries are worth the visit and then we’ll stroll some of the belt line and take in some of the city’s sights. We’d head up 400 for some sights, large homes, flashy cars, fashion for no reason, we’re in Buckhead! As a (current) stay at home mom my world is in Alpharetta so we’d hang in my area. Shops and food, food and shops and parks when the weathers nice! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The person I’d love to give a shoutout to is my husband, always encouraging me to challenge my own boundaries. A great support to all my advocating endeavors and the sole contributor to me being a mom, LoL! and having the opportunity to be able to view the world so differently now. My perspective as a mother is far more broad than it was as a single woman, I’m fortunate to have a partner that can appreciate the growth and cheers me on as I support other moms in their journey. All the mothers who have endured pregnancy and parenting during the pandemic. I am proud of you! May your coffee be strong and your patience unlimited!
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personal maternity image – KK Horhn Photography All other photos were taken with a personal iphone.