Standing With Moms

Radha Mehta | USA | 2023 | 9:43 mins



Standing with Moms Synopsis

The short documentary “Standing With Moms” follows the journey of two inspiring women, Yesmine – a single Black mother who is a recipient of the Mother Up Guaranteed Income Pilot which helps lift her from poverty and in turn keeps her united with her children; and Melody – an accomplished attorney and founder of Mother’s Outreach Network which supports single BIPOC mothers and their children throughout Washington DC. Poverty is not neglect, and this pilot provides cash assistance with no strings attached for 3 years to mothers in need. To learn more, visit the Standing With Moms social impact campaign at: 

About the Filmmakers

Radha Mehta (she/her) is a Director/Writer/Artist with original works in film, music, and paintings. She earned an MFA in Film (Directing) at American Film Institute; is a RespectAbility Entertainment Fellow; and a voting member of The Recording Academy. Her works stem from personal experience as a South Asian first-gen mother with a disability and explores themes of motherhood, women empowerment, and dismantling cultural taboos around mental health and disabilities. Prior ‐ to filmmaking, Radha wrote and performed songs for film and TV and was an elected Governor of The Recording Academy. Radha has also exhibited paintings in galleries throughout Florida, Michigan, and California. Radha is a proud mother of two children and wife to a veteran Army Ranger.


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Call to Action is to raise money for Mother’s Outreach Network for their Guaranteed Income Initiative for BIPOC single mothers to stay united with their children:

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