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Academic writings: some old, some new.

Reading Midge:
Assumptions and Racial Bias in Pregnancy Literature

June 4, 2018

[Author’s retrospective note: This was my first Bachelors’ Thesis, written in 2006 for my BS in Women’s Studies at Portland State University. The research itself is of course dated, but my arguments are still valid. In the past 12 years, I hope that the state of pregnancy literature has improved, but were I to re-research […]

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Toward an Ungendered Childbearing:
Deconstructing Assumptions of Femaleness in Pregnancy and Birth

November 14, 2017

[This essay was originally written in 2006, with last major edits in 2008, and minor edits for language since. Please let me know your thoughts if you notice anything else that needs to be brought into the current decade!] Our society strongly links childbearing with womanhood. There is historical ground for this assumption—most of the […]

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Queer Co-Nursing Research Results!

May 15, 2012

Phew! My research paper has been finalized and approved! Thank you for all your help and support. My work focuses on queer parents (including lesbian, bisexual and transgender participants) who share nursing of one or more children. The final paper can be read here: Two-Parent Co-Nursing in Queer Families. Copy-pasting from a word doc to […]

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Two-Parent Co-Nursing in Queer Families: Research Questionnaire

March 1, 2012

You may remember my call-out post Seeking Lesbian and Trans Families for Co-Nursing Research. Well, I mailed out my research questionnaire today, and I’m nervous! This project has taken up most of my time since I’ve started, so it will be nice to have a tiny break while I’m waiting to hear back from some […]

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Seeking Lesbian and Trans Families for Co-Nursing Research

December 16, 2011

Hello, all. This winter I’ll be wrapping up my research project for my BS in Midwifery. This means I’ve done all the preliminary work, and I’m ready to do the actual research! My project is on co-nursing, also called shared breastfeeding/ chestfeeding, in queer families. To participate, families need to have two parents actively nursing […]

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