EP35 - LaTanya Sothern's Infant Loss Story, Special Needs Mom Journey, and Book Victory through the Rainbow

Victory through the Rainbow

It's Women's History Month as well as National Developmental Disabilities Month. In today's episode we are featuring the 5th black women author who shares her journey around Faith, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant and Pregnancy Loss, and Hope to continue on this grief journey.

In today's epsiode we have LaTanya Sothern who shares her infant loss journey and journey with special needs son. Tiffany is the author of Victory Through the Rainbow: Living with Pregnancy and Infant Loss. This book chronicles 7 women's stories of heartbreak, healing, and hope as well as their testimonies of loss, both during and shortly after pregnancy. Celebrate their bravery as they seek to help remove the stigma of pregnancy and infant loss, and show other women how they can have victory in spite of these losses. During this interview with LaTanya and one of the book contributors Ms. Aviyah Forrest we find that we share loss and having a Special Needs child in common. Listen to both of these dynamic stories of having victory after loss.

LaTanya S. Sothern has been an educator for over 20 years. She is a passionate supporter of families of children diagnosed with disabilities, and it is her mission to help them get services appropriate for their needs. A native Washingtonian, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication and Economics from The American University and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Howard University. She is certified in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and School Administration; achieved National Board Certification (Early Childhood Generalist), and is the C.E.O. and Owner of Sothern Education Solutions, LLC – offering special education consulting, workshop presentation, and public speaking. Ms. Sothern currently serves as an administrator in the Prince George’s County Public School system. Her first book, The Birth of an Advocate: How My Son Helped Me Find My Voice, chronicles the story of her oldest son's first year of life as she and her husband learned to manage his various special needs. It was as featured at both the NAACP and The Congressional Black Caucus conventions in 2017. She is happily married to her husband Greg and they reside in Prince George’s County, Maryland with their two sons, Thomas III (Tré) and Quinton.