sisterwoman vegan aims to encourage healing using plant based dishes inspired by the Black diaspora and our stories. i want to provide a space to empower us to think more critically about the food that we eat and repair our relationships with food that patriarchy, capitalism and white supremacy have disrupted.

sisterwoman vegan has a holistic approach to food and wellness. a holistic approach considers a persons physical, mental and emotional health as well as the social structures and circumstances creating their environment.

n.b. these are things i have learnt on my personal journey to self love, healing and wellness. it works for me. it may not work for you. take what does, leave what doesn't, just try your best, love and trust yourself and stay informed. 

WELLNESS IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT. I'M STILL LEARNING, SAME AS YOU.

safiya robinson, founder

 

i'm a self-taught vegan chef of british, jamaican and african american descent, on a mission to bring new flavours to the vegan movement and show people just how delicious, simple and creative a plant based diet and lifestyle can be!

 

 i adopt an intersectional approach to veganism and my recipes are  inspired by west indian and african american flavours. i want to make holistic health and wellness more accessible for the Black community. 

i'm a millennial, who came of age with myspace, facebook, netflix, tumblr and twitter. this means i believe in bell hooks, but i also believe in beyonce

my journey

from the ages of 6-13 i was vegetarian, 13-20 a 'chicken and fish eating vegetarian' (oh how we live in denial...) and finally made the leap to veganism in 2014, inspired by youngblackandvegan on tumblr, bryant terry, angela davis and others.

i listened to the vegan praxis of black lives matter, organised by a breeze harper and sistah vegan. i learned about ital cooking, aph ko, queen afua, chef lauren von der pool, chef akhi and dr sebi, and came to understand that wellness is not only our social and political right, but our birthright as Black people.

in 2018, after being diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, i began to use food to heal myself.

I LEARNED HOW TO COOK BY BEING POOR, BLACK AND FAT.

 

my mama taught me how to make something out of nothing.

 

my dad taught me the power of family meals.

 

my grandmas taught me me that cooking is a love language.

 

my aunties taught me to find joy in food.

 

my friends taught me the intimacy of breaking bread together. 

through research, reading, connecting and honouring, my ancestors taught me that there is healing in what we consume.

i hope i can make this knowledge accessible to you all. 

LOVE, PLANTAIN AND SOLIDARITY.

saf x

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food shouldn’t be a bad boyfriend, dragging you down or holding you to ransom. it should nourish your body as much as it fuels your mind; it should pump life through your veins; it should waltz in sync with your mood and your appetite, sometimes blissful, often mundane, always a part of you.

~

ruby tandoh

i am deliberate and afraid of nothing

- audre lorde

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