The Kew-Forest School Presents Walk & Wine with Kimberly Seals Allers this Wednesday, April 26 from 5:45pm – 8pm

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kewforestwineheadThis Wednesday, April 26th, The Kew-Forest School  is hosting a walking tour of the school with  Admissions at 5:45pm followed by a wine reception  and book discussion at 6:30pm with award winning  author, Kimberly Seals Allers about her recent book  THE BIG LETDOWN:  How Medicine, Big  Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding.


The event will take place at The Kew-Forest School’s Upper School Library at 119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Parking is available behind the school.


For questions, contact Jade Wiederholt at

In Allers’ latest novel, ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘, she argues that there is a large, unseen network in influencing women’s choices. She leans on her journalistic prowess to “delve into fields as varied as pediatrics, sociology, history, feminism, economics, and pop culture to better understand the social history and modern in influences—some subtle, some blatant—that effect women as infant-feeding decision makers every day.” Allers’ goal in writing ‘THE BIG LETDOWN‘ is to educate women on the forces at work manipulating their decisions about breastfeeding so they can make a clear-eyed decision for their family.

KIMBERLY SEALS ALLERS is an award-winning journalist, and leading breastfeeding commentator. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast,, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Daily News, Real Simple, Fortune, Pregnancy and many others. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Fox News and the Huckabee Show and NPR. Kimberly worked at Fortune, Essence, New York Post and The Times (of London), before turning to freelance work.

She is the author of The Mocha Manual® series of books and the co-author of Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace. Kimberly is the mother of Michael (Grade 7) and Kayla (Grade 11) at The Kew-Forest School. For more information please visit

Established in 1918, THE KEW-FOREST SCHOOL is the oldest independent, co-ed college preparatory school in the New York City borough of Queens for students in early childhood through 12th grade. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. For more information please visit


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