Tatyana Ali Launches 'Baby Yams' Quilt Line To Support Black Maternal Health

Last updated on Apr 18, 2024

Posted on Apr 17, 2024

Amidst the buzz of Black Maternal Health Week, actress and singer Tatyana Ali unveiled a heartfelt surprise for her fans – the launch of her new line of baby quilts, affectionately named "Baby Yams." The limited-edition collection, a testament to Ali's creative talents and her commitment to supporting Black mothers, marks a significant milestone in her journey as an entrepreneur and advocate.

Ali, renowned for her role as Ashley Banks on the iconic sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," shared the inspiring story behind her venture into the world of quilting. It all began during her second pregnancy when she discovered a newfound passion for crafting and handmaking items for her nursery. The joy she found in this process inspired her to share her creations with others, leading to the inception of the "Baby Yams" line.

What sets "Baby Yams" apart is not just its vibrant Ankara fabric designs from Ghana, personally curated by Ali, but also its profound mission. Ali has pledged to donate all proceeds from the quilt line to support "birth workers uniquely positioned to give our families the care we need." This commitment stems from her own journey of seeking a midwife for her first pregnancy through the Reproductive Justice Community.

For Ali, this project is about more than just creating beautiful and unique quilts; it's about empowering Black mothers and celebrating creativity. Through initiatives like Make Springhill's chat around Black Maternal Health, where Ali has engaged in candid discussions with fellow celebrities about the challenges Black mothers face in healthcare, she's striving to amplify voices and drive meaningful change.

Ali's multifaceted career, spanning acting, singing, and now entrepreneurship, underscores her versatility and unwavering dedication to making a difference. From her early days on "Sesame Street" to her groundbreaking role on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and her academic achievements at Harvard University, Ali has always embraced new challenges with grace and determination.

With the launch of "Baby Yams," Tatyana Ali invites us to join her on a journey of creativity, compassion, and empowerment. As we celebrate Black Maternal Health Week and beyond, let us support initiatives like "Baby Yams" that uplift and inspire communities, one stitch at a time.

For more information and to join the #BabyYamsFam, visit baby-yams.com.

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