The moment I saw a of Gisele nursing her toddler in The New York Times, I knew I had to meet her. The first lady of Braddock, PA — a woman who proudly nurses her toddler in public – in front of millions of readers – is an automatic hero in my book.
Then I ran into her online. Toddler nurser ISO same. We connected. Just kidding. It was a forum for mothers with “radical” ideas. Such as extended breastfeeding (which, in many cultures, is not radical at all). We are both lactivists, for one. And it all begins there. Our favorite vegetable is kale — she named the family dog after it. True story! And we are both proponents of nutrition and healing with whole foods – in fact, she provides free nutrition and health counseling services in Braddock. It is only one of the many initiatives she has implemented.