University of North Carolina’s 8th Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposia

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I didn’t end up sending in an abstract to speak at last year’s event, but someone just shared the Save The Date flyer with me for the UNC’s Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposia for 2013. Next year’s theme is: “It Takes A Village: The role of the greater community in inspiring and empowering women to breastfeed.” I […]

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere! The ROSE Summit, 2012: Reclaiming an African American Tradition (Video)

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It was an honor to be asked to speak at the first ever ROSE Summit at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, this year. To be among people who are committed to eradicating the disparities that plague our ‘sisters everywhere,’ and address the issues in breastfeeding rates, is necessary and inspiring. ROSE (Reaching Our […]

A BIG, Bad BREASTFEEDING Summit, get together-type Conference thingy, right here!

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I don’t think I could be more excited about this, than if I was on the planning committee myself. But wait, I am! I received an email talking about a Breastfeeding Summit for the area —  the Puget Sound/Washington State, and I guess folks could come from anywhere in the Pacific Northwest or in the […]

Who has two thumbs, became a member of another coalition and is going to Atlanta, Georgia to give a workshop on ending breastfeeding disparities among Black women?

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Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE), has coordinated an event aimed at ending breastfeeding disparities among Black women, in a conference called Reclaiming Our Breastfeeding Experience, and I am excited about this for a number of reasons. The coalition, whose founder Kim Bugg just made me a member, has a vision to “Empower African American women to embrace breastfeeding […]

The ILCA’s Annual Conference 2012 = Update

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  Well, I won’t be speaking at the International Lactation Consultant’s Association’s Annual Meeting next year. I got that email — the one that starts out very friendly but inevitably ends with “Thanks, but no thanks”! It’s OK. I can live with it. I’m sure they had a very large pool of great choices. I have to admit that […]

I’m Speaking at the International Lactation Consultant Association’s Annual Meeting Part II

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I submitted my proposal to the ILCA in time to speak at the 2012 Conference in Florida! So now it’s just a waiting game — well, at least until November 6th when they will, through email, notify those who have been chosen to speak, present, give a workshop or whatever other entrants have decided to do. I […]