Ashia Aubourg, the founder of Nourished Palate, interviews visionaries in the food community leading innovation in various avenues of food.
Nourished Palate is an online community cultivating palates where food is love. Food is used as a medium for love, justice, and community.
Learn more here: www.nourished-palate.com
Notes from a Black Queer Food Systems Advocate
Amirio Freeman is a Black Queer Artist/Food Systems Advocate. Amirio is an Advocacy Specialist at Feeding America and advocates for resources and opportunities for food-insecure folks.
Amirio is also the founder of @beinggreenwhileblack an archive that visually highlights reclaiming the greenness of Blackness.
As if all of these initiatives weren’t enough - Amirio has also co-founded/created a mutual aid fund to support Black LGBQT+ youth. Support here: bit.ly/emptyyourvenmo
In this episode, we discuss reclaiming The greenness of Blackness, the anti-hunger v. food justice movement, violence that charities can perpetuate, food as healing, mutual aid for justice, Black LGBQT+ rights and more.
How Food History Can Inform a More Just Future: Maya Marie
Maya Marie is an experienced farmer, cook, educator, and history curator. Maya advocates for making information about food history widely accessible so that more BIPOC are employed to learn about their own rich food histories and build on them.
In this episode we discuss food and it’s intersection with history, history as a medium for learning and healing , what we can learn from various social justice movements, and more.
Check out seedsandreceipts.com
Following Your Passions: Food as Healing: Quianah Upton
Quianah Upton is an Atlanta based creative entrepreneur, event producer, social justice advocate, and organizer. She is an artist working with embroidery, floral arrangement & spatial design, event producer, vintage housewares collector, & a food advocate. She is the founder of:
Nourish in Black
A platform that is committed to sharing and seeking stories that deserve to be uncovered from the people and spirits of the soil.
Nourish Botanica is a greenhouse eatery slated to launch in 2021 in the South and aims to be a space for sustainable green entertaining and gathering that supports the local food, art, and agriculture ecosystem. The eatery will serve Caribbean and Southern deli-style vegan offerings by day and open in the evening for public and private events. It will also operate as a nursery, selling plants, flowers, and herbs as well as offering gardening education and services through their farm partners. At their Botanica Bar, they will provide healing through art, flowers, and plants are grown in our greenhouse, food as medicine and herbal blends through teas, juices, and mocktails.
In this episode, we discuss redefining socializing, increasing green spaces in Black communities, food as healing, persevering as a Black entrepreneur, and more!
Food is Power: Policy & Youth Engagement: Vanessa García Polanco
Vanessa is an experienced leader, researcher, speaker, writer, and organizer working with food, agriculture, and sustainability stakeholders to create and strengthen sustainable and just food systems and communities. Vanessa is currently the Federal Policy Associate at the National Young Farmers Coalition.
In this episode, we discuss food justice, racial justice, tips for how to engage in food policy, foodways, and more!
Reclaiming Nutrition Narratives - The Anti-Diet Movement
Christyna Johnson is a passionate anti-diet Registered Dietitian, who advocates for nutrition rooted in social justice, health at every size, and intuitive eating. She is the founder of Encouraging Dietitian.
A platform that talks about intuitive eating, eating disorder and disordered eating recovery, body acceptance, food justice, and Health at Every Size (R).
During this interview, we discuss anti-diet culture, health disparities, societal pressures that impact diet culture , and more!
To learn more about Christyna Johnson check out her website here.
One of my favorite podcasts. Love the wisdom and beautiful enregy in every episode. Keep going 🔥🌺