Black Men DO Breastfeed!: Why Black Transgendered Breastfeeding Narratives Matter #BlkBfing

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I found out about Bear when I facilitated a workshop on challenging racism in birth and breastfeeding for a non-profit anti racism organization I volunteer for just over a week ago. The connection came from a white trans* man who was in the audience, and as soon as I mentioned somewhere in my facilitation that for a […]

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, […]

What I’m (Planning On) Reading :: Do Black Lesbians Breastfeed?

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I just signed up to take an independent study on Black lesbians. And I’m so super excited about it!  You all know that a few months back I posted an inquiry about Black LGBTQ breastfeeders and Black LGBTQ breastfeeding supporters to ‘Come Out’ — meaning, I have been wondering and questioning why there is such an invisibility among […]

Word(less words) Wednesday: BLACK LGBTQ BREASTFEEDERS (and supporters): ‘Come Out’ Wherever you are!

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After I typed ‘African American lesbian breastfeeding’ into a google search, I was disappointed but unfortunately not really surprised, by the results of what wasn’t there. I guess I was just a tad more hopeful about what I would find this time around than on previous searches — that returned pages of links to pornographic websites with descriptions of […]

Keepin’ It REAL: There’s Power (and life) In The (un)Romanticized Breastfeeding Tradition + #DoulaProgression

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At the end of May I traveled up north to Xwlil’xhwm, to help a friend with her baby. Xwlil’xhwm is the pre-colonial name for Bowen Island, British Columbia, a city just outside of Vancouver, in Canada. Even though the reasons I was there weren’t the greatest (my friend has ruptured discs in her back and literally […]

Gay men, social control, anthropology and nursing in public. What do these all have in common?

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It never would have crossed my mind that trying to raise awareness around breastfeeding by calling into an internet radio talk show, would turn into an hot zone for confrontation — or that it would be a place where I’d find myself being called a ‘dyke’ or ‘ho’ in the middle of just about every […]

Transgendered Men and Breastfeeding

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Someone tweeted this article from the Milk Junkies website about transgendered men and lactation, which I thought was awesome, since I’d been on the hunt and it’s not something you hear everyday. The article provides information for lactation educators who find they don’t know how to address unique experiences of transgendered males: Tips for Transgender […]