Motherhood is not for the faint of heart or the fond of sleeping. It’s unfiltered madness that’s simultaneously enlightening, exhausting, and affirming. The first five years especially are an emotional upheaval complete with stretch marks, and for mother of three Dionne Joyner-Weems, no parenting book in the world could have prepared her for the reality of raising three sons. In That Part!: What Some Know but Won’t Tell You about Motherhood, Joyner-Weems opens her diary and invites readers to share in some of the more vulnerable, challenging, and eye-opening moments of her motherhood experience. She shows, in writing that’s honest, humorous, and deeply relatable, how becoming a mother can be an opportunity to embrace the blessings in the lessons and become more accepting of all the messy, meaningful lived experience that comes with becoming a parent.

About the Author: 

Dionne Joyner-Weems is a natural-born storyteller who hails from the Westside of Baltimore, Maryland. She and her husband are proud Morgan State University graduates, and they are raising their three dynamic sons a stone’s throw away from their alma mater. Dionne is known as
a CEO mommy with a colorful energy that is authentic and unparalleled. The author’s extraordinary career spans more than 20 years in branding and social innovation. As the CEO of Audacity Group LLC., a global marketing company for bold impact, she works with social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses to help them own their brand narrative and share their story with the world. The CLLCTIVLY 2023 Changemaker is also the Founder of #MyBmore Project and serves on the Maryland Marketing Partnership Board.

About the Program: 

  • Registration opens on Monday, May 13 at 12pm.
  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.
  • To attend in person please register here.
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 5 pm.
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.
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