for me, cooking is a healing process. my recipes are inspired by the Black women across the diaspora whose food continues to nourish and connect our communities. 

my recipes are created with healing in mind.

gather your people.

break bread together. 

talk about the pleasure, talk about the pain.

find peace.

safiya robinson,

founder, sisterwoman

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Woman Talk 

~

a-dZiko Simba

Sisterwoman sisterwoman
Talk about the pleasure
Talk about the pain
Don’t save up your emotion for a stormy day
don’t let pent-up anger reign
rain, reign, rain, reign, rain
down
on the ones you love

Take that feeling

don’t fake that feeling

make that feeling your own

Sisterwoman sisterwoman

Talk about the pleasure

Talk about the pain

Don’t hide your feelings behind blank eyes

(a thin disguise for your hurt)
Don’t cry
behind closed doors
Don’t try
to smother the sobbin
the sobbin, the sobbin, the sobbin, the sobbin,
the sobbin and the heavin
of a million tear-filled moments

strangled into silence.

Take that feeling, don’t fake that feeling

make that feeling your own

Sisterwoman sisterwoman

Talk about the pleasure

Talk about the pain

and when joy and laughter overwhelms you
and threatens to split you from head to toe
let them know

Throw back your head open your mouth

and laugh laugh

LAUGH OUT LOUD

let the highest leaf on the tallest tree

                            let the smallest ant in the deepest valley          dance          

 

to the rhythms of your fun

Take that feeling

Don’t fake that feeling

make that feeling your own

Sisterwoman sisterwoman

Talk about the pleasure

Talk about the pain

and sisterwoman know yourself

and sisterwoman feel yourself

and sisterwoman be yourself

  and

                                      Sisterwoman

 

 find

                                                         peace.

 

a poem should happen to you like cold water or a kiss.

~

ntozake shange

i am deliberate and afraid of nothing

- audre lorde

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