Revive. Restore. Reclaim! Those words are a balm. It immediately puts me into the mindset that the power to feed Black babies is, and has always been, in the hands of Black parents, families, and communities. We get to go back and fetch it, grab the history, and take it into the future.
"Oh, we do that?" has been my common refrain during my first ten months at USBC. The breadth and depth of the work done by this eight-woman team is stupefying. A recent "oh, we do that?" was when I realized that USBC founded National Breastfeeding Month (NBM) in 2011 and defines each year's theme.