When I posted about getting together some Asian/Pacific American breastfeeding supporters I heard from Amber, a photographer in Hawaii.
She shared this story and photo. I'm a bit biased because I have lots of family connections to Hawaii, but isn't it just beautiful?
I am a member of our local LLL group here in Hawaii. A couple of years ago, we were looking for art for posters for World Breastfeeding Week to help promote breastfeeding to local moms. We noticed that most posters and artwork depict Caucasian women and babies.
I offered that local moms are proud of their heritage and that we should do something relating to Pacific Islander culture. One mother knew a hula dancer who was breastfeeding and I happen to be a professional photographer. I contacted the mom and we met at the beach and shot this beautiful photo. It has since been sent to and featured in our local WIC offices and clinics.