This fourth of July is a busy one with parades, several parties to attend, and a flag dedication.
Even though I am confident in my beliefs and outwardly strong, I still have a fear every time I lift my shirt in public to breast feed my daughter. It's not like I've even had a negative experience. My face isn't inviting: people don't see me as approachable to their ideas. Plus, it really is a statement to nurse in public and society views the nursing mother as opinionated and rough--one to be left alone. Hopefully someday it won't be debatable, but today it is.
So as I get dressed for my many public appearances today, I know that my little girl will be eating several times and I need to choose an accommodating shirt. I wish I could say that knowing the law and my quick tongue will silent naysayers is enough, because it should be. But today, it's still not.