Why Karlesha Thurman’s graduation picture is so dangerous to the racist and sexist American society

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  Over the past few days I’ve had a few people send me the link to this story about the ‘controversy’ about a mother breastfeeding at her graduation. The first time I saw it, when I clicked to open it I literally had to calm myself down because I felt like I was almost hyperventilating. […]

On MOTHER’S DAY — How Many Black Lesbian Mothers Do You Know?

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To be honest with you I only know a few. And maybe it’s a coincidence that on Mother’s Day I happen to be writing a paper and on the section where I’m discussing Black LGBT ethnography and ethnographers and Black lesbian mothers. I’ve been reading through Mignon Moore’s book Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among […]

What I’m Reading :: Black LGBTQ Annotated Bibliography ‘On Black Feminism, Health and Motherhood’

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Below is the annotated bibliography from the Black lesbian breastfeeding independent study I just finished. I have to be honest when I say that this was probably one of thee most grueling documents I’ve ever constructed. Why? Because nothing exists on what I was looking for and I found myself more frustrated than not most […]

What I’m Reading :: Black lesbians don’t breastfeed!! — in ‘invisible families: Gay Identities, Relationships, And Motherhood Among Black Women,’ that is! (Video)

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To be fair, I haven’t read this text yet. But I have done a pretty decent skim on parts of it and of course, when I first heard about it a few weeks ago via my Black Feminist Sociologist professor for the Black LGBTQ Breastfeeding independent study I’m taking, I swiftly checked it out from the library, […]

Why don’t Black Feminists (and Black women who are feminists) talk more about Black Breastfeeding?

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Of course this is a question that has been in my mind for a while. I’m interested in exploring this area more so I wanted to take an independent study on the topic. That morphed into me doing one on Black LGBTQ breastfeeding instead, for now because I know there are some conversations about Black […]

Updates, Interesting things and other stuff

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Black Feminism, books, public speaking, SELF CARE, Summits & Conferences, Uncategorized, whiteness

I’ve been busy. I’m getting ready to go out of town — out of the country, actually — to help a friend for a quick min, with her baby — postpartum care. . . . sort of. I haven’t met her baby yet because I haven’t seen my friend in a while. I am really […]

SELF CARE — It’s more than what you think in Anti-Racist and Social Justice Work! (Video)

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I added a new label to this blog; ‘SELF-CARE’. But I don’t want to make it a truly ‘separate’ category and only talk about practical aspects, if you know what I mean, but I want to also talk about it on a deeper level. I’ll explain. From what I’ve noticed at least, self-care is one of the […]

The Top 10 + ONE Reasons Why I focus on Black Women’s Breastfeeding – And Won’t Apologize!

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  Some people are taken back when I tell them I’m interested in Black women’s breastfeeding. When I’m in conversations with (usually non-Black) people who are advocates, or even others who are not necessarily into the ‘breastfeeding thing’, and we’re on the subject and somewhere in there in there I mention that I want to see […]