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Edith Taborn, an 84-year-old black poet from Chicago, Ill, has released a deeply moving song titled “Mother’s Loss,” highlighting the devastating impact of infant mortality on black women. The song brings attention to the higher risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality faced by black women due to systemic racism, lack of access to quality healthcare, and chronic stress.

Inspired by Taborn’s own experience and conversations with other black women who have suffered similar losses, “Mother’s Loss” aims to provide solace, support, and a sense of unity for those grieving the loss of a child.

The emotional lyrics of “Mother’s Loss” convey the myriad of feelings that encompass the loss of a child, including anger, depression, guilt, shock, and sadness. Through the song, Taborn shares her journey of healing and pays tribute to the generations of black women who have come before her, acknowledging their strength and resilience in coping with their grief.

“I wanted to create a song that could help black women feel understood and less alone in their pain, and provide hope during their healing process,” said Taborn. “By sharing my own story and the stories of others, I hope to create a sense of connection and understanding among those who have experienced a similar loss.”

“Mother’s Loss” emphasizes the importance of support groups and empathetic connections, where black women can share their stories and find solace in knowing they are not alone. Taborn was inspired to write the song after attending a support group meeting, recognizing the therapeutic power of empathy and shared experiences in the healing process.

Since its release, “Mother’s Loss” has resonated with countless listeners, many of whom have expressed gratitude for Taborn’s courage in sharing her personal story. The song has touched the hearts of individuals who have experienced a similar loss, as well as those seeking to understand and support loved ones in their time of need.

“Mother’s Loss” is available now on major music platforms. To learn more about Edith Taborn and her inspiring journey, please visit

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