This is an incredibly powerful poem written by a black slave about having to breastfeed her masters children. Its unbelievably moving and deeply effective. Some of the slave women who nursed and gave life to the masters children were not allowed to nurse their own babies. Its heartbreaking. “You were afraid to nurse your young
lest fallen breast offend your master’s sight
and he should flee to firmer loveliness.
And so you passed them, your children, on to me.
Today is the second time since my daughter Demi was born almost 3 months ago that someone has reported a photograph of me breastfeeding my daughter as "nudity" to Facebook. I am happy to say that Facebook however, did not agree with this person, and my photos remain. This honestly just makes my blood boil. Whoever this person is, I left them a message on my facebook page and it went like this: "If you think a photo of a woman nourishing and feeding her baby is nudity or you f