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Portraits with Purpose: “Breastfeed” Features

Jessica Johnson, Sunderland, UK  Artist Leanne Pearce Portraits with purpose “Breastfeed” As a relative newcomer to the breastfeeding club, walking into a room of floor to ceiling paintings of mothers feeding their young was a bit like finding a lost tribe. Forget fumbling around for the scarf, the nursing apron, or even the table napkin, to cover up a wriggling, hungry baby. Here—depicted through ten...

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Celebrating Strong Mothers Mothers' Stories

Jennifer Mourin, Penang, Malaysia   Artist and WABA consultant celebrating strong mothers   I am a Malaysian artist of Eurasian descent, living and working on the island of Penang. Art has always been a huge part of my life and psyche. It has fed my soul and kept me sane. Recently I’ve returned with vigor to this, my soul’s longing, following a period filled with studies, demanding jobs, and familial responsibilities....

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Photography of Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Lisa Blaschke, CPP, New Braunfels, Tx, USA Photos: lisaonlocation   The art of photography of breastfeeding: one mother’s development as an artist and photographer of breastfeeding mothers. I remember my first experience of watching a photograph come through in the dark room. Fumbling in the dark with my roll of film, mixing chemicals, shaking, rinsing, and opening the canister to reveal my images in negative...

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