These photos of moms & babes nursing in protest of family separation will inspire you #It takes a village#activism#politics Posted Jul 16 2018 Guest post by Kimberly Kimble Photos by: Kimberly Kimble Photos by Kimberly Kimble For the past two Saturdays, a group of mamas and babies have gathered outside of the ICE detention center in Portland, OR to breast/bottle feed their babies in protest of the Trump administration policies that have separated roughly 2,000 children from their parents. They were invited to hold the line during the nationwide Families Belong Together march on June 30th and decided to make it a weekly event until meaningful change happens in regards to ICE. Mamas nursed their babies while toddlers played and older kids colored with chalk and blew bubbles. A strong sense of community was present as they sat outside the highly organized and well functioning camp that has been in place for a few weeks. The Occupy ICE Portland camp has inspired a movement across the United States. The local community and businesses have been supportive of the occupants, providing food and other tangible donations. People who drive by often honk and wave in support. Documenting the participants has been such a unique experience. And while it's outside of my scope in some ways, in others it represents everything I stand for as a photographer. I feel honored to participate and photograph history in the making. Staying quiet no longer feels like an option. These protests are simultaneously the cutest and most striking gathering of activists — seeing those babes on their mother's breasts while staring down homeland security. People who have babies are so powerful. Related Post Art with a cause: political art to strengthen your space A whole bunch of us are embracing the idea that it's time to stop being silent about the politics and causes for which we care deeply, especially when it comes… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Kimberly Kimble Kimberly Kimble is a wife, mother, and birth story photographer in the greater Portland area. As a trained labor & postpartum doula, she combines her love for birth and babies with her skill of photography to document genuine human moments. With this new vision, she started her business Rushes & Waves early this year. She is passionate about current political issues and is excited to use her gifts to bring light to what is happening in the world. Her work can be found at rushesandwaves.com, on Facebook, and on Instagram. http://www.rushesandwaves.com PREVIOUS How to waterproof canvas shoes the easy way NEXT Illuminate your next garden party with these glowing summer party lights Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Gorgeous photos, and idea of this mama-baby-community protest really captures my imagination. Thank you so much for sharing. I need some hope about all this. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.