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Andrea Freeman is a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. She is the recipient of the 2020-21 Fulbright King's College London Research Scholar Award. She writes and researches at the intersection of critical race theory and food policy, health, and consumer credit. She is the author of Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice (Stanford University Press 2019) and over a dozen book chapters and law review articles, many of them exploring her pioneering theory of food oppression.
Born into a tenant farming family in North Carolina in 1946, Mary Louise, Mary Ann, Mary Alice, and Mary Catherine were medical miracles. Annie Mae Fultz, a Black-Cherokee woman who lost her ability to hear and speak in childhood, became the mother of America's first surviving set of identical quadruplets. They were instant celebrities. Their White doctor named them after his own family members. He sold the rights to use the sisters for marketing purposes to the highest-bidding formula company.
Jabina G. Coleman, LSW, MSW, IBCLC, is a Licensed Social Worker and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has dedicated over a decade of her life to serving women, children, and families in Philadelphia. Jabina received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice. Jabina is the owner of Life House Lactation &Perinatal Services, LLC where she provides lactation consultation services, and psychotherapy with a concentration on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is also a published textbook author for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation 6th edition.