Kimberly Seals Allers
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist and nationally-recognized commentator on motherhood and breastfeeding in the African American community. A former senior editor at Essence magazine, she is the author of “The Mocha Manual” series and co-author of “Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace.” In 2011, Kimberly was named an IATP Food and Community Fellow for the Kellogg Foundation’s effort to increase awareness of the “first food”—breast milk—in vulnerable communities. She has been selected by the United States Breastfeeding Committee as a lead commentator for the national “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” campaign, and writes for several popular online parenting sites. Her next book, on the social, political and economic influences of U.S. breastfeeding culture, will be published by St. Martin’s Press this year. Kimberly is a divorced mother of two and lives in Queens, NY. She is online at www.MochaManual.com and BlackBreastfeeding 360°.