Shonita Roach is the founder of Shades of You, Shades of Me. Her life’s work is to improve maternal mental health care for women of color and empower them to advocate for their care.
In 2019, she organized the first Multicultural Maternal Mental Health Conference, which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the first-ever conference focusing specifically on the mental health needs of pregnant women and mothers from diverse cultures. She succeeded in bringing awareness to the needs of often-neglected communities of pregnant and postpartum women.