• #BlkBfing: HERstory Video Request

    Posted on February 5, 2013 by in Events & Initiatives

    In celebrating Black History Month, ROSE is encouraging you to reflect on the history of breastfeeding within your family.

    During Black History Month, people from across our nation take the time to reflect on influential historical figures. We talk to the little ones about people like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Sojourner Truth. Great praise and appreciation are given to the people that went above and beyond to break down barriers and push for equality. Each of these men and women deserve the accolades and remembrance.

    However, how often do we recognize the traditions and history within our own families? How often do we sit down with our own mother, grandmother, or aunts to talk about their journey through motherhood?  Well ROSE would like to encourage more African American women tell their story about the history of breastfeeding in their own family. Currently ROSE is accepting post for our Black History Month initiative, “BlkBFing: Making HERstory”, a blog carnival focusing on breastfeeding and African American mothers in honor of Black History Month. In conjunction with the blog carnival, we would also like collect videos from those willing to share their discussions.

    There is a wonderful YouTube video put together by Women’s e-News titled, “Black Women Breastfeeding: A Multi-generational Story“, where a mother and daughter talk about the breastfeeding experience in their family. This video serves as a great example of the type of discussion you can with another woman in your family from another generation. 

    Below, you will find the 5 easy steps to submit your post.

    1. Watch the “Black Women Breastfeeding: A Multi-generational Story” YouTube video.
    2. Pull out your cellphone, iPod, Tablet, or Webcam.
    3. Record a 4-5 minute video with your mom, aunt, or grandmother discussing the history of breastfeeding in your family.
      1. Sample discussion topics:
        1. Did they breastfeed, and why or why not?
        2. What were some of the tips and guidance they received about breastfeeding?
        3. Describe their experience with breastfeeding?
        4. Provide your own perspective on breastfeeding.
        5. Did you, or would you breastfeed?
    4. Complete the submission form below
    5. No need for any fancy video editing, from your  phone or computer email your video to d64867bfcj9w@m.youtube.com
      1. Email instructions
        1. Subject of the email should include just the first names of the individuals in the video and “Making HERstory”
        2. The body of the email should remain empty
        3. Hit send
    Please complete the form below before emailing your video.

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