Black Breastfeeding: Constructing a Framework of Analysis and Action through the Lens of Black Feminist Anthropology

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With all of my travel and busy-ness I realized I completely forgot to upload my ROSE poster — so here it is. I presented this poster at the Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere 4th Annual Breastfeeding Summit in Atlanta, that happened about two weeks ago, but seems like yesterday. The summit was in Atlanta, GA on August […]

Injustice at the Breast Anywhere is a Threat to Justice at the Breast Everywhere! Help support Black Breastfeeding Research in Mississippi (Video)

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I’m finally going to Mississippi at the end of this summer! And when I say ‘finally‘ I mean that I actually received some funding for the work that I do — that I’m looking to expand. It is extremely hard to get funding from my perspective. What I can guarantee you is I get denied because I am a […]

Black Breastfeeding + Black Feminist Anthropology on National Anthropology Day

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Last week was the first ever National Anthropology Day. The poster above is the one I made for the celebration we had on campus to show those who attended — there were many posters on display for this day. I also gave a worksop titled ‘Discovering African American Anthropology,’ and talked along the lines on […]

Tune into the View From A Rack for Cultural Anthropology with Acquanda Stanford!

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I’m going to be on the Blog Talk Radio show, ‘View from a Rack’ next week! I’m really excited about it because I think the show — mostly about Black breastfeeding and mothering — is really awesome. It was really cool when I got invited  to participate as a guest, and, I’m so happy that I […]

Acquanda S.: SUPER Radical Black Feminist, decidedly unapologetic breastfeeding junkie, sociocultural anthropology PhD student

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I had been thinking about something I’d heard a while back and it almost made me laugh. One in particular was when I finished undergrad, I remember being told that I ‘Came back a radical!’ I heard this from more than one person — that I went away to school and when I came back […]

What I’m Reading :: Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique

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Tomorrow, I’m going to begin reading Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique. I’m getting a head-start on my class coursework (school starts in just over two weeks). But even if that weren’t part of the equation I’d still be looking forward to this one. Family Secrets is the ethnography of Dr. Rachel Chapman, a University of Washington […]

DR. STANFORD IS (not so far from being) IN THE HOUSE! Final Education Score: Master’s, 2, PhD, 1

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 #JustCallMeProfessorHIJKLMNOP “Last July, I walked on stage in front of a large audience. I was an invited speaker, asked to share my perspective at a summit at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by ROSE (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere), a grassroots coalition founded to raise awareness of breastfeeding among Black and African American […]

Keep Calm And Read :: Birth and Reproduction Texts by Black Women Anthropologists (Video)

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I recently updated my bookshelf with texts I’m currently reading, plan on reading, what I recommend, and I even put a few that are on my wishlist from amazon.com on the page. I just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — about a woman I think every living soul should learn about because we have all been […]

New Books :: Breastfeeding + Anthropology + Black Feminist Anthropology (Video)

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I got new books! Ones that feel like they have been on my wishlist for what seemed like forever and I finally got around to ordering them. What do they all have in common? They are written by anthropologists. There’s not much out there in the way of breastfeeding texts from an anthropological perspective, so […]

Word(less words) Wednesday: Black women + Anthropology + Breastfeeding = Just the two of us?

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I’ve been spending some time looking for Black and African American anthropologists – for people of African descent, and women of color who are also lactation advocates — for practicing anthropologists, or those who have taken any anthropology courses or who have learned about the discipline in any other way, and integrate this important angle into their […]