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Andrea @kalidrea ?

active 2 years, 9 months ago
  • Andrea commented on the blog post Badass midwife wins 2011 CNN Hero Award   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    Thank you, Thank you Lisa O!!! You are so much more articulate than me. I’d also like to point out this information about Robin Lim: “Lim’s Filipino Grandmother, Vicenta Munar Lim, was a traditional birth attendant in the Baguio mountain region of Luzon, Philippine Islands. Before during and after WWII she served as a healer [...]

  • Andrea wrote a new blog post: Ina May Gaskin – Right Livelihood Award   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    This is kind of a big deal – and something most feminists should be paying attention to. Ina May Gaskin was just given the Right Livelihood Award for her work in the US as a midwife and an advocate for childbearing women. Here’s a link http://www.rightlivelihood.org/inamay_gaskin.html Oh and her speech is brilliant -you can find the [...]

  • Andrea posted an update:   2 years, 12 months ago · View

    I’m a feminist, nurse and a momma — I bring my passion, assertiveness and thoughtfulness in my embodiment of these roles.
    and I love to crack a few jokes
    let’s be feminist friends….

  • Andrea commented on the blog post Quick Hit: On teets, tots and spats   3 years ago · View

    well in my life I’ve been called a lot of things that have hurt my feelings (tomboy, bitch, slut, flower child, etc ) most of these I actually like now and find them funny — I bet the other readers of this blog have been called these names too. I know that feminists often get [...]

  • Andrea posted an update:   4 years ago · View

    I’m a feminist, always have been always will be.
    I am very proud to be a nurse. I am currently working in the mental health field, mostly with children and adolescents. I find this very challenging and rewarding.
    I am currently pregnant, awaiting the birth of my first child; never thought I would have kids but now I’m really looking forward to it. I have a very loving and supportive partner who I plan to spend the rest of my life with, regardless of if we ever get married.

  • Actually, when women who are on WIC are breastfeeding they get more $ than those women that are not breastfeeding. This is because women who are breastfeeding need to eat more (both in calories and nutrients).

  • I gotta say that public health departments are up against a huge battle in promoting breastfeeding. There are tons of formula ads in baby and parenting magazines. Formula companies give tons of free samples to many hospitals throughout the nation. Many women get pressured (by doctors, employers, family, etc) into using formula when they would [...]

  • Andrea became a registered member   4 years ago · View

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