The most transformative two and a half days of my life thus far.
The breastfest was phenomenal. To be in a room of women and men from all different lifestyles working on one goal was EPIC! I made friends and got new ideas.
This Hackathon was full of supportive and talented individuals; thank you for making a women’s event so easy to attend and well organized — I would recommend this event to a friend.
I am so glad the Breastfeeding Festival and hackathon exists. It gives voice and agency to a community of people who are ready for change.
Inspiring, collaborative, festive, and fun! A wonderful example of how individuals can band together to create change.
Wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people across lines of difference to create solutions to breastfeeding barriers for women and families in our country. As a researcher, it was refreshing to do something creative outside of the “ivory tower.
This event attracts mainstream attention to cultural absurdities related to breastfeeding (not just pumping) and provides a powerful platform and a safe space to work towards restoring a healthy breastfeeding culture.
This was a great experience for our organization, we met a lot of wonderful people as well as learned very valuable information that is going to help us succeed in the years to come.
Mine is simple, I felt like we was rushed and was just taking everyone word over what we had said but I prayed about it and I say let it flow as it may and even know I was so nervous we still made a impact on everyone that seen our project and they seen the love we had for our work and that was a blessing by itself and it was overly great that we won something and our name was first.
The Hackathon was unlike any event I’ve ever attended. It was designed for women/mothers and felt like I belonged in a building that traditionally, I would have felt very on-edge in. Down to the last detail, these small, but intentional designs enabled me to truly come together with other women, and people more broadly for an unforgettable experience!
Aimee Gilmore’s pieces from the Art Gallery