Breastfeeding: Strengthening the Heart of the Community and Reclaiming an African American Tradition
Healthy Start New Orleans carried out a Photovoice project in partnership with Ashé Cultural Arts Center in spring and summer 2016. Photovoice combines photography and storytelling with advocacy and social action. Participants are asked to photograph scenes that reflect their communities and experiences with breastfeeding in New Orleans and to create a narrative surrounding each photo using poetry and spoken word. The mothers in the program created the beautiful poetry pieces below. The full exhibit will be on display at Ashé Cultural Arts Center, from July 28 – September 2, 2016.