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In the Media
Queer Nursing is a pragmatic book, written as a guide to nursing that centres the queer perspective. It addresses everything from dealing with anxiety around feeding in public to drinking while feeding, and managing jealously between nursing and non-nursing parents; it covers pleasure, sexuality and shame. While the scope is inclusive, Burisch acknowledges that the particular ways in which queer people may be affected by aspects of nursing, “oftentimes goes hand in hand with having dealt with some kind of body trauma and healing. Underlying processes can re-emerge or reinvent themselves during nursing. I want that to be recognised, processed and accepted.”– ELEPHANT
[…] It is presented alongside an excerpt from Burisch’s manual for queer nursing, which offers an alternative, inclusive way for both performing and supporting nursing.– E-FLUX
Gorilla Milk is a Berlin based publishing hut focusing solely on releasing vital information for queer folx, families and allies. Founded in 2020, Gorilla Milk strives to be a resource and starting point for global conversations and solidarity.
Queer Nursing offers an alternative, inclusive way for both performing and supporting nursing. Written as a human manual, it takes the reader through the nursing process from start to finish. Through easy, loving language it supports nursing parents, other parental figure(s) and friends in their journey of emotional and physical milestones as well as offering gentle ways to take care of each other. The manual includes a new way of nursing by introducing the phasing system, which will aid the family in both starting and ending nursing in a calm, caring way. Queer Nursing is Gorilla Milk’s first release.
Liesel Burisch is a birth worker/political activist and artist based in Berlin. Their birth work started out supporting families at all stages but has over the years specified into focusing mainly on post partum and pre nursing support. As this delicate time often falls under the societal radar, Liesel supports parents in finding their own way as well as supporting them with the care every family deserves. Queer Nursing is based on passed down knowledge, years of experience, conversations and support.
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