On today’s episode, we hear the wisdom and words from Autumnn Gaines, who is the subject of an iconic and powerful photo taken during a recent peaceful protest following the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.
The photo is in black and white and strikes emotion among the mothers who’ve seen it. In this photo, Autumnn is nursing her 21-month-old son, with a caption that reads, “I’ll feed him, but you have to let him grow”. Today Autumnn joins us on the Successful Breastfeeding Podcast to talk about this picture, that moment, centuries of repression, and her vision for this movement.
If you’re wondering, as a white listener, how you can be part of this movement, be an authentic ally, and truly be anti-racist, then pay attention. Please listen with an open mind and an open heart, and when you’re done listening, I challenge you to do one meaningful thing today that will positively contribute to this movement.
Here’s a list of 75 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice
How to Talk to Your Kids About Race from National Geographic
What do we tell our children?