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Goddesses Photoshoot Empowers Women Of Color To Breastfeed In Public

Published 6 months ago

There’s a Facebook group named Chocolate Milk Mommies of Birmingham, and they’re all about embracing women of color to breastfeed their babies outdoors. A photographer Lakisha Cohill decided to help them and their unique project by taking pictures of these women.

In an interview with PopSugar, Lakisha told the importance of embracing black women and why the choice to breastfeed should be left up to the mom: “Being a part of this movement has been life-changing. I didn’t breastfeed due to lack of knowledge and support. These amazing women have convinced me why it’s so important to nurse your children naturally and have created a community specifically to give knowledge and support to moms who breastfeed. Each of these women represents a [rewritten] chapter of the story of our history. For as long as I can remember, women (particularly women of color) have been given a script on what they should or shouldn’t be doing, so we decided to drop the original script and create our stories based off who we are [and] not who we’re told to be.”

The goal of this photo shoot is to normalize breastfeeding. According to Lakisha, “This [photo shoot] is a statement saying that black women do breastfeed despite being encouraged not to. [We wanted] to show a positive image of black women supporting one another and being powerful, strong goddesses despite the negative ways we have been stereotyped by the world.”

More info: Chocolate Milk MommiesH&C INC. (h/t)

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A Facebook group ‘Chocolate Milk Mommies of Birmingham’ is all about embracing women of color

Image source: H&C INC. 

Their main goal is to normalize breastfeeding

Image source: H&C INC. 

A local photographer Lakisha Cohill has decided to help them to spread their message

Image source: H&C INC. 

So, she organized a beautiful photoshoot that shows women breastfeeding outdoors

Image source: H&C INC. 

According to Lakisha, “Being a part of this movement has been life-changing.”

Image source: H&C INC. 

“These amazing women have convinced me why it’s so important to nurse your children naturally and have created a community specifically to give knowledge and support to moms who breastfeed.”

Image source: H&C INC. 

“For as long as I can remember, women (particularly women of color) have been given a script on what they should or shouldn’t be doing”

Image source: H&C INC. 

This photoshoot definitely shows that every mother is a goddess

Image source: H&C INC. 

And no matter what, a choice to breastfeed should be left up to the mother

Image source: H&C INC. 

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