PANEL: Motherhood and the Body

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM This panel will be moderated by current SLC women’s history student, Tiffany-Latrice Williams.  Finding Wilhelmina Geipel: An Immigrant Midwife in Queens, 1884-1914 Jennifer Garvey Immigrant midwives played a large role in helping other immigrant women assimilate into the American Dream, creating a more comfortable and familiar space than a foreign American hospital. German-American midwife Wilhelmina Geipel was one … Continue reading PANEL: Motherhood and the Body

Breastfeeding in Public: Utterly Normal

by Jennifer Garvey When I read the recent Huffington Post headline stating that a professor had breastfed her child in class, my first thought was that this was a lactivist at work. In a nutshell, lactivists are advocates for breastfeeding, but to the point where it borders on extremism. La Leche League is a good example of this. While LLL is an amazing resource for nursing mothers, they often … Continue reading Breastfeeding in Public: Utterly Normal