So the first episode of The Real Babymamas of Richmond aired last night and, well, it was kind of a thing. Twitter blew up while the show was on, and there are at least 2 articles in response to the show today:
- Lessons Learned from RVA’s The Real Baby Mamas of Richmond & the Shots Fired by the Public / GaptoothDiva
- Tips and Tweets for ‘The Real Babymamas of Richmond’ / richmond.com
As we saw before, just the existence of this show opens up a discussion on race and class. After seeing episode one, part of the conversation is also about the TRMBOR’s intentions and how they are telling their own story. GaptoothDiva wrote perhaps the most compelling criticism of the show so far, saying that “These black women do not represent me or any of the black women I associate with, but they do have a testimony. However, having an actual plan on how to convey that testimony, that is another story.”
Anyway, if you missed it, keep an eye on the TRBMOR Youtube channel.