ACTIVISM FOR MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH
AAngelina became a outspoken advocate for maternal mental health, when she was released from a psychiatric hospital for treatment of Postpartum Depression. It was then that her journey to remove the stigma from the shame and guilt began. She teamed up with Red bull cartoonist Chari Pere to transform some of her funniest social media posts into caricatures depicting the hilarious moments of Angelina’s new life as a mom. Her cartoon series Milk Mamas caught the attention of Plum Organics, and in 2016 Angelina joined the brands’ national #ParentingUnfiltered campaign. Earlier this year she amped things up when she launched a GoFundMe campaign to create a documentary film about her twelve month struggle with postpartum depression. Much like her live stand up comedy shows, the film is slated to hilariously depict Spicer’s awkward transition into motherhood, her ridiculous race to return to work, complete denial of her postpartum struggles, her acceptance, recovery and triumphs over the illness.
Education has always been at the cornerstone of Angelina’s values. Having been raised by a teen mother, and at times, joining her in college classes, Angelina was raised knowing that a strong education shapes a strong future. A long time advocate for child literacy, Angelina has been a volunteer storyteller, reading at Libraries, Inner City Schools, Hospitals and volunteering with Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America. She also served as the mistress of ceremonies for the 2014 United Negro College Fund Walk for Education.
2018 Spokeswoman for TheBlueDotProject Maternal Mental Health campaign
Speaker at 2018 March For Moms, National Mall, Washington DC
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