In October 2014 I began The Feed Me Project with the help of a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. The Feed Me Project is a body of visual artwork about breastfeeding, incorporating original ceramic sculpture, drawing, found objects, and text, which will be displayed at The Community Life Center in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania from March 1-5, 2015. Part of the project also involves talking to people about their views on breastfeeding, especially the aspects that cause controversy, and what issues are at the heart of these cultural disagreements. Underneath the topic of breastfeeding there are issues concerning politics and religion: sexuality, morality, gender dynamics, and power.

The conversations and research I am currently engaged in have taken on such a life of their own, that I have created this blog in order to record and preserve my thoughts on various aspects of breastfeeding. To take part in or read live conversations, you can visit my personal Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/amylynbrand, and/or the page for this project, https://www.facebook.com/TheFeedMeProject. So as not to overwhelm the conversations there with my own booming digital voice, this blog will be where I post the bulk of my own opinions and research, without restrictions on length or content. Enjoy!

Introduction: Breastfeeding, Motherhood, and American Culture | 2015 | Uncategorized | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Introduction: Breastfeeding, Motherhood, and American Culture”

  1. BobbuBrowne says:

    Hello! Cool post, amazing!!!

    • amylynbrand says:

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my work. I’ve just updated my website with new feminist artwork in a series I call “Animal Within an Animal”.

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