Acquanda talks Black Breastfeeding on the Reverend Rufus Williams Radio Show Greenville, MS!

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I just left the 91.9 WDSV (Delta Sounds and Voices) radio station here in Greenville, Mississippi, and was on the Reverend Rufus Williams Show. And I had no idea this was going to happen. [in studio image coming soon] The other day I interviewed two participants — a mother and a daughter, who I met while […]

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 […]

Dying, Living and Resisting in American Society: Radical Black History, Radical Care & Why Black Breastfeeding Matters

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If you’ve ever been curious about what my presentations looks like I thought I’d share this one from recently (can you tell school is out and I have some time on my hands?!). This presentation was from just a couple of months ago, when the graduate students held a conference so we could share parts of our research […]

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

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Coalitions/Organizations, IBCLC, MISSISSIPPI, public speaking, Uncategorized

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, […]

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 […]

Inequity in Breastfeeding Support Summit Registration Now Open!

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Registration is live for the breastfeeding summit, focusing on ‘The impact of institutional racism, power and white privilege on breastfeeding rates and maternal-infant health.’ This summit is happening on June 21-22, 2013, at the Brockey Conference Center South Seattle Community College in Seattle, WA, and is ‘A collaboration of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, Mahogany […]

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Acquanda + Women’s History Month + Wombanist Views Radio

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If you missed the Wombanist Views Radio Show today, I’ve embedded it below. How awesome it was to be invited to be a guest during Women’s History Month, to discuss the “efforts in breastfeeding advocacy and the cultural implications and why it is an important health concern.” Whenever I’m involved in any type of public […]

Acquanda As Wombanist Views Radio ‘Feature Guest’ for Women’s History Month

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  I’ve been invited to be a feature guest on Wombanist Views for their Women’s History Month episode. Wombanist Views ‘is a radio program that is dedicated to broadcasting the voices of women, who are doing positive and exciting things in their communities.’ I’ll be sharing information regarding (the culture, politics, inequities and reasons more […]

Why I Just Dropped Out Of The University of North Carolina’s Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposia

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I’m not speaking at the University of North Carolina this month, after all. I was scheduled to present two discussion sessions at the 8th Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposia, but I canceled. I was literally in the middle of booking my plane ticket and making hotel reservations, when I saw an article from Clutch Magazine about […]

FOUR Conferences, THREE Presentations, two babies on my knee, and a Black HERstory Twitter Party #BlkBfing

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I think this will read like more of a newsletter-type-ish post than an actual ‘post’ ‘post’. Partially because well, I’m a bit busy these days — I’m slammed with projects I need to work on, plus my little sister is out of town visiting family, so I have her three children which I’m helping to get off to […]