Once, (a looong time ago!) I was a new mother with a baby on my hip. I started the Latina Mami organization in 2000 to work with disenfranchised Latina mothers. I first began Latina Mami in Austin, TX as a collective of Latina mothers and the group expanded to services and organizing for Latinas in our city and eventually hosted cultural events, playgroups, platicas, an 8 year radio show, and a clothes closet. Latina Mami has re-organized and is now primarily working with Latina mothers in Los Angeles, CA who have children with varying disabilities,who are providing support, outreach, and education to mothers in need. To learn more about Latina Mami, visit www.latinamami.org or call 213-290-4312.