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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kimberly Seals Allers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kimberly Seals Allers, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kimberly Seals Allers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kimberly Seals Allers, often where they are interviewed.

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PP# 187: Addressing Racial Bias in Maternal Healthcare with Kimberly Seals Allers

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Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, five-time author, international speaker, strategist, and advocate for maternal & infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is a leading voice on the socio-cultural complexities of motherhood. She is also the founder of Irth, a new app to address bias in maternity & infant care.   In this episode, Kimberly and I talk about how she awakened to the inequalities in maternal and infant healthcare, the scary reality of the impact of race on medical care, the racist history of the medical field, what she's doing to decode bias and create a better experience for Black and brown women, how white women can help to address the inequality in our medical system, and so much more. You are going to love this episode!    

To learn more about Kimberly Seals Allers, visit the show notes.

Nov 09 2020 · 38mins
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#184 Racism, Bias and Birth with Kimberly Seals Allers

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Jeanne talks with author, journalist and maternal health advocate, Kimberly Seals Allers about racism and bias in hospitals and healthcare and about her upcoming app that will help women find high-quality care.

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Oct 21 2020 · 42mins

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Why Mothers Are Set Up To Fail At Breastfeeding with award winning journalist & maternal health strategist Kimberly Seals Allers - EP.35

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What You'll Learn In This Episode:

-Why Kimberly decided to write & research intensively this book

- How society in North America is set up to make mothers fail at breastfeeding.

-Some noticeable differences in Canada & the United States surrounding breastfeeding and infant formula

-The big business of infant formula

-Why most mothers can have lactation problems?

-How breastfeeding is not a personal choice?

-The structural barriers of breastfeeding

-The value of mothering & feminism

-How the Pandemic is rethinking breastfeeding and feeding practices for mothers

-Birthing Without Bias- Why Black Mothers are dying at a much higher rate then white mothers & not necessarily breastfeeding...

And Much More!

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Jul 28 2020 · 1hr 10mins
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Ep023: #GoodAncestor Kimberly Seals Allers on Birth Without Bias

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In this episode, I speak with award-winning journalist, author and an internationally-recognized speaker, strategist and advocate for maternal and infant health, Kimberly Seals Allers.

A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is a leading voice on the socio-cultural and racial complexities of birth, breastfeeding and motherhood. She is the director of the Maternal and Child Health Communication Collective, a national consortium of over 80 organizations working collectively to shift the narrative of maternal and infant health issues, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Kimberly was recently named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” for 2018 by Women’s eNews for her decades of media advocacy work. A frequent contributor to The New York Times , Washington Post, Slate and others, her online commentaries received over 10 million page views last year. Kimberly’s fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding was published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2017. In 2018, she founded Narrative Nation, a non-profit that creates community-centered media and technology to eradicate health disparities.

A graduate of New York University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Kimberly is a divorced mother of two who lives in New York City.

Jun 04 2020 · 48mins

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Racism In Birth and Breastfeeding With Kimberly Seals Allers

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Get ready for an amazing interview between Abby and Kimberly Seals Allers.  Kimberly is instrumental in the field of maternal child health and breastfeeding within the black community and among women of color.  Do not miss this inspiring and eye-opening interview!

If you are a new listener, we would love to hear from you.  Please consider leaving us a review on itunes or sending us an email with your suggestions and comments to badassbreastfeedingpodcast@gmail.com

Things we talked about:

Who is Kimberly Seals Allers? (other than amazing) [5:18]

IRTH App [6:43]

Using social media and technology to make change [14:05]

Growing up in a racist society [17:25]

Pandemic impact on women, birth and breastfeeding [23:00]

Separate the act of birth and breastfeeding from the experience of birth and breastfeeding [28:13]

Fear as a tool [29:32]

Weathering [30:31]

Low breastfeeding rates and repercussions [35:12]

Silver Lining Playbook conversations [40:35]

Things Kimberly is doing [47:00]

Black Breastfeeding Week history [51:00]

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Jun 01 2020 · 53mins
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EP48: Kimberly Seals Allers on How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding

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EP48: Kimberly Seals Allers on How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding

What She Shares:

  • How her book, The Big Letdown, explores the connections between medicine, big business and feminism and their effects on breastfeeding women today.
  • How the environment we are currently in sets us up for failure.
  • The importance of using our power as consumers to start dialogues with our care providers about breastfeeding and lactation.
  • Taking morality and guilt out of the current debate on breastfeeding and birth.
  • The ways feminism has let mothers down.
  • The importance of re-centering mothers in the fight for reproductive justice and freedom.

 What You’ll Hear:

  • How the field of pediatric medicine arose in conjunction with the development of infant formula.
  • How this original alliance has shaped the pediatric field and its relationship to breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding and lactating management are not taught in medical school.
  • The lack of holistic care for women after birth: “Women are broken down into the sum of their parts.”
  • How we only deal with the body when it’s diseased, while there’s very little support for its normal biological functions.
  • These natural functions are embodied and unable to be monetized. What’s the economic incentive to support them?
  • Our increasingly isolated lives contribute to this loss and to the stress that negatively impacts a woman’s milk supply.
  • There are some cultures where this disruption never happens.
  • We have to examine the systems we’re living in and how they set us up for failure.
  • The importance of creating a dialogue with pediatricians and holding them accountable for having training that comes from an unbiased source.
  • What is “Choice Feminism”?
  • Parsing out the moral language in the current debate over what is natural in birth and breastfeeding.
  • “The guilt is not about you. It’s the system that let you down.”
  • How this “blame and shame” conversation divides and distracts people from the larger issues.
  • Cultural acceptance, public support, and encouragement from pediatricians can help women overcome obstacles to breastfeeding.
  • The high cost of our feminist inheritance of “doing it all” and being “equal” to men.
  • We have to see the work of mothering as just as or even more important than our productive work.
  • Play the long game: investing in your health at this time can benefit you for the rest of your life.
  • We can’t evaluate our individual actions without also considering the systems in place around us.
  • The importance of including motherhood in the conversation around reproductive rights.
  • Kimberly Seals Aller’s upcoming webinar offerings.

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Oct 18 2018 · 52mins
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AAB 262 Kimberly Seals Allers & her book - The Big Letdown

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Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly’s fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding https://www.youtube.com/c/LoriIsenstadt

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Apr 09 2018 · 33mins
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The Big Letdown: Kimberly Seals Allers | Ep. 15

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A fascinating read on the politics of breastfeeding and a recipe for the changes needed to support all mothers who want to breastfeed.
Nov 02 2017 · 29mins
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“The Big Let Down” author Kimberly Seals Allers

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In this episode of Yoga | Birth | Babies, I speak with journalist and author of the book, The Big Let DownHow Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine BreastfeedingKimberly and I discus the role of big pharmaceutical companies and the push for baby formula in doctor’s offices and hospitals and how they undermine a woman’s confidence in her ability to breastfeed. She also reveals shocking information like who really backs research studies and is formula FDA approved?

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Oct 13 2017 · 43mins
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Episode 16: Success has come with sacrifices , truth telling by Journalist & Author Kimberly Seals Allers

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In this weeks episode we have  Kimberly Seals Allers, award winning Journalist, Author, Speaker,  Communications Consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health.  Former Senior Editor at Essence and writer at Fortune magazine. Author of five books, this year she released 'The Big Let Down - How Medicine, Big business and Feminism undermine breastfeeding'.  

In this episode Kimberly shares her how she created a successful career as a journalist, the challenges of working in corporate America , how she became an author  and we focus on the culture of breastfeeding in the US and the big challenges that women face. 

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Twitter : https://twitter.com/iamKSealsAllers

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/iamksealsallers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamKSealsAllers/

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Aug 12 2017 · 1hr 5mins