Dara T. Mathis

Dara T. Mathis is a parenting writer at Romper, where she writes about pregnancy, parenthood, and lifestyle interests. She also covers news about maternal health, race and class issues in motherhood, and mental health. Dara's bylines have also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Week, HelloGiggles, and The Root. She earned her master's degree in English literature from Florida State University. When Dara is not chasing her three kids around the house, she enjoys catching up on her Netflix queue, reading, practicing yoga, traveling, and hanging out with her family. She is an old school Nintendo lover and you will never beat her at Tetris. You can follow Dara on Twitter at @trulytafakari and get to know more about her love for plantains at www.daratmathis.com.