By Alice Shapin
In 2016, Griffin founded Building Our Nation’s Daughters to work on effective communication between Black single mothers and their daughters.
Ateira Griffin knows all about single mothers. She was raised by her mom and grandmother, both single. “Growing up, I had a very close relationship with them and there was always a great line of communication in my house,” she recalls. “I’m not saying it was all cupcakes and sunshine, but, at our house, the door was always open for discussions,” she adds with a laugh.