Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, a trusted authority on issues relating to mothers of color, author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books and founder of www.MochaManual.com, a pregnancy and parenting lifestyle destination and blog for African Americans. A leading consultant, commentator and public speaker, Kimberly’s thoughtful and provocative online commentaries on motherhood or breastfeeding and the intersection of race, class and culture reach over 2 million monthly. Kimberly is also a fiercely committed and highly respected advocate in the fight to reduce the racial disparities in breastfeeding rates and infant and maternal mortality rates. In 2011, Kimberly was named an IATP Food and Community Fellow, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, with a mandate to increase awareness and engagement around “the first food”—breast milk, in vulnerable communities. She was also selected by the United States Breastfeeding Committee as a lead commentator for the nationwide “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” federal campaign. Kimberly recently signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to write her fifth book, a groundbreaking analysis of the social, political and economic influences on the American breastfeeding culture, to be released in 2013. In addition to her popular blog on MochaManual.com, Kimberly writes about the African American parenting experience for MomLogic.com, Babycenter.com, and is a regular commentator for Essence.com and LifetimeMoms.com. She also served as editorial director of the Black Maternal Health Project of Women’s eNews, a project of the Kellogg Foundation and is an advisory team member of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. Bio Copied From: http://mochamanual.com/kimberly/

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