“The world sleeps on our ability to stand at the forefront of innovation, social change, and economic empowerment.” —Sagashus Livingston
Our topic of Black Motherhood wraps up today with a conversation with Sagashus Levingston. She is the creator of the dynamic book project Infamous Mothers.
Sagashus T. Levingston was born and raised in Chicago. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur and educator. A cover girl for BRAVA Magazine, she is recognized as one of the 26 Women to Watch in 2017. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of English. Her dissertation is titled Infamous Mothers: Bad Moms Doing Extraordinary Things. Her coffee-table book, simply titled Infamous Mothers, is inspired by this work and so is Infamous Mothers, LLC., a social enterprise that focuses on the empowerment of women who mother from the margins of society. She holds a bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s in Afro-American Studies from UW-Madison. Sagashus is the proud mother of six children—three boys and three girls. She, her partner Tosumba, and her family lives in Madison, WI.