In 2014 I breastfed my youngest son in the dugout, during my older son’s tee ball game. One of the moms on the team was offended that I was “breastfeeding in front of all the little boys” without covering myself up. She did not approach me, but blasted me on social media, which I learned about through a mutual friend. I felt disheartened but not discouraged. I was not going to let one mom’s opinion stop me from breastfeeding my son, despite where we were. So begun my passion for lactivism and how the Moms Uncovered in the DMV project was born.
Moms Uncovered in the DVM is a year long project that aims to empower moms to breastfeed in public anywhere, anytime. My goal for the project is to publish a book of images of moms breastfeeding in various public settings in hopes that it will help normalize breastfeeding, because feeding your child should not be frowned upon no matter how or where you are doing it. My vision is to document mother and child in a raw, organic way, telling their breastfeeding stories.
Moms Uncovered will reach all three states in the Washington DC area, from county fairs to grocery stores. I can not wait to see where this project brings me. Even more so, I look forward to meeting strong, passionate, and amazing moms, who have stories to tell. The project officially launched in September in St. Mary’s county, Maryland, with some pretty amazingly talented and smart women.
If you are a breastfeeding or pumping mom in the Washington DC area and would like to participate in the Moms Uncovered In the DMV project please visit the Facebook page for more information.