In summer 2018 I was one of a few women to be asked to take part and also be a guest speaker in the UK's first ever black breastfeeding week event which was also streamed live across Facebook and to America.

The topic I chose to talk about was breastfeeding as a black mother and supporting breastfeeding as a black woman and the difficulties encountered due to lack of diversity and representation in mainstream literature and posters as well as online and how we can combat the problem

I have also written articles on breastfeeding for the Breastfeeding Network     ( BFN ) and for the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers ( ABM ) to highlight the lack of representation within the mainstream of images and literature of women of colour breastfeeding /chestfeeding and how breastfeeding organisations and professionals can help change that and how they can better support people of colour 

BFN article Summer 2018 is on Page 5

ABM article Summer 2019

I’m here for birthing people


Abuela and friends #don’trushchallenge

My small business spotlight for parents in business online magazine

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