Alexa Dixson-Griggs

Alexa Dixson-Griggs was born in Houston, TX, but has lived in ND/MN for the greater part of her life. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Dakota and works at a local non-profit in Fargo. She is passionate about social justice for marginalized populations and mental health. Her husband is the Finance Manager for the City of Dilworth. They met attending college at MSUM in 2013 and have one son, two cats, and two dogs, and have recently became licensed foster parents!

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Foster Parent

Being a social worker, I see all too often how devastating the child welfare system can be on families. So, I decided to be a positive part of a challenging system by becoming a foster...

Favorite Books for All Ages to Honor Black History Month

Reading is the perfect way to learn more about certain topics; Black history being no different. And February is Black History Month — a great time to pick up some new books, here are...
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Moms & Mental Health :: The Unseen Load Black Mothers Carry

  The decision to have children is a tough transition for a lot of mothers. From pregnancy struggles to the intensity of labor and delivery, and then the trial and error of the 4th trimester,...