Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a leading voice of the Black motherhood experience. She is a 2011 IATP Food & Community Fellow working to improve maternal and infant health through increased breastfeeding rates in the African American community and to integrate the "first food" -- breastmilk into the broader food movement. Kimberly is founder of www.MochaManual.com, an online parenting magazine for African Americans and a regular commentator on the intersection of motherhood, race and class for Essence.com, Momlogic.com, Babycenter.com.and LifetimeMoms.com. She is the author of The Mocha Manual series of books, including The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy (Amistad/HarperCollins), an NAACP Image Award nominee. She also serves as an advisory board member of the Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council. A graduate of New York University and Columbia University, Kimberly lives in Queens with her two children.