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For those in/around Seattle this Saturday, May 26, I’ll be speaking briefly about Black breastfeeding. The Black feminist library is inaugurating a series called Black Women Doing, and appropriately we’re starting with Anthropology. Below are the details and images. Anthropology is a branch of social science that looks at all aspects of human life. Given […]

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 […]

Southern Bound: ROSE Summit, Reminiscing, & Understanding Black Breastfeeding in the most Racist State in America (Video)

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There are only a few more days left before I head to the South. In case you haven’t heard I’m conducting pilot research — otherwise known as ‘poking an prying with a purpose’ — in this case it’s before the extensive ethnographic research I’ll be doing in about 1.5 years — for about 2 years. […]

Musings For Today: On Returning to School, Being Transparent, The ILCA, Equity, and the Limitations of Inclusion

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in anthropology, education, racial diversity, Summits & Conferences, whiteness

Well, the summer has come to an end, and school starts in just a few days. What is in store for me? I will be honest when I say there are particular attitudes and challenges I face that remind me that Black women are not supposed to be in school. Because being present is a direct threat to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breastfeeding & (BLACK) Feminism at the UNC

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On Tuesday I found out my abstract was accepted for next year’s Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposia at the University of North Carolina, It Takes A Village To Support A Nursing Mom and I’m pretty excited about it. I’d been asked by a couple of people if I heard anything back from the board members. I hadn’t. But there was […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The impact of institutional racism, power and white privilege on breastfeeding rates and maternal-infant health

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We have finished the ‘Call For Proposals’ for next year’s BIG, Bad BREASTFEEDING Summit addressing institutional racism, power and white privilege in breastfeeding and maternal-infant health, and I am more excited about this than you know. I’m glad to see this important topic make headway instead of being situated as a side note. Please understand […]