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 […]

Where in the World is the Black Feminist Anthropologist? Researching #BlkBfing in the Mississippi Delta!

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I’m going down south this Summer! I received some funding from my department to travel to the Mississippi Delta area and begin exploring Black breastfeeding, which I plan on doing in September after I teach my course! I’ve been looking at Mississippi as a site to continue my work and conduct critical research for the […]

Who encourages you? Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a Black Breastfeeding Shero!

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I gave a 1-hour presentation on Black breastfeeding to about 160 students in an intro to medical anthropology course on Tuesday. The day before that, I received heartbreaking news that the founder of the Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition, Terry Curtis, had transitioned in her sleep just the day before. If Terry were some celebrity or movie or pop star, […]

Woke up this morning with my mind — stayed on Mississippi #BlkBfing

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Mississippi lately. It’s probably because I’ve really been wanting to go back and visit and inevitably conduct research, but also because I’ve been meeting folks from there. Just recently I met two — one man a couple of weeks ago, while I was at the bank with my oldest […]

Everybody knows about Mississippi? G*ddamn! #SomebodySayAPrayer

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I was finishing-up a fellowship proposal for my program at school last week, when I had to do some quick research. I needed a few facts and figures from the Center for Disease Control to input into my proposal, so I went to the 2012 Breastfeeding Report Card, which lists the ‘reports’ of breastfeeding for […]