Measuring Black breastfeeding with a white stick?: Why I’m intentional in leaving white women out!

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  I figured out what about Black breastfeeding, has been bugging me for so long. Well I recognized this before, but now it’s to the point where it actually — more than just ‘bugs’ me — it’s troublesome and makes me ill. It’s the consistent way Black women are ranked against white women when it comes […]

Is ‘Right Now’ just too soon to truly change breastfeeding culture?

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Over the past while I’ve really been thinking about what it means to truly change breastfeeding culture. More specifically, I’ve had thoughts on what it mean that so many promotions want changes in breastfeeding culture to usually happen right away. I often times come across, as well as, hear about statistics on who’s getting a […]

More Sharing African American #Midwife Stories, Part 2 in Jackson, MS

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I’ll be in Jackson, Mississippi next month giving a presentation during the More Sharing African American Midwife Stories. This is a four-part symposium that are at the fore of efforts of the organization to raise funds to restore the Scott-Ford houses in the city that will interpret the history of midwives in Mississippi. A very brief story […]

Just *how* did slavery impact Black women’s breastfeeding today?

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  A few years ago I wrote an article on here asking the question about the impact of slavery on the current breastfeeding rates for Black women. There were very different responses to it from each end of the spectrum. My thoughts stemmed from another article I read back then wondering the same thing and, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Black Breastfeeding + Black Feminist Anthropology on National Anthropology Day

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Last week was the first ever National Anthropology Day. The poster above is the one I made for the celebration we had on campus to show those who attended — there were many posters on display for this day. I also gave a worksop titled ‘Discovering African American Anthropology,’ and talked along the lines on […]