#Repost @kylehepp (@get_repost)
I still feel angry at the woman in the Fort Lauderdale Airport line for immigration who announced loudly so I would overhear, "There's a woman in line who has her whole boob out, she isn't even *trying* to cover up. Some people have no decency." My heart stopped, my face turned beet red and my body clenched up, I felt so ashamed, before I remembered that no, what I'm doing is perfectly natural and normal.
When I first had Ayla and needed to give her milk I would have Dani stand blocking me from people's view. Or I tried to cover her but she hated it. I once walked around a mall while she cried, looking for a breastfeeding room for twenty minutes. I used to avert my gaze if anyone would make eye contact while feeding her because I was so embarrassed. But that's no way to live.
I have fought to feel comfortable enough, yes, to get my boob out and not even try to cover it, because I need to go out in public and my baby doesn't need to eat her meals in a bathroom stall or be suffocated while she feeds.
I need to work and she needs to eat. I need to travel and she needs to eat. I need to live my life, and she needs to eat.
I'm not sorry if seeing that makes other people uncomfortable. If any man or woman feels weird about it they can go ahead and check themselves and stop sexualizing my boobs, because me? I'm just using them for what they were intended for.