community, mindfulness, education.

vision.

a world where people are empowered with the knowledge, agency and resources to make informed food choices for themselves, their communities and the planet we share together.

mission.

to use food as a medium to build community and encourage holistic wellness.

values

black centred

sisterwoman vegan is a Black centred social enterprise. while the majority of our services are open to all regardless of background, a Black centred approach means that all of the research, references and data used to structure our services and resources are derived from the Black experience (past, present and future), taking into account unique issues such as the fact that WE ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY FOOD RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS DIABETES. the majority of businesses in the UK are white centred, they just don't advertise this fact. 

literature informed

the resources and services we provide are informed by peer reviewed, academic articles and papers such as these resources.

 

"let me begin by saying that I came to theory because I was hurting - the pain within me was so intense that I could not go on living. I came to theory desperate, wanting to comprehend - to grasp what was happening around and within me. most importantly, I wanted to make the hurt go away. I SAW IN THEORY THEN A LOCATION FOR HEALING."  - bell hooks

intersectional

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SINGLE ISSUE STRUGGLE. sisterwoman vegan adopts a pro intersectional approach to veganism that takes into account considerations of class, race, gender and accessibility. 

community focused

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COMMUNITIES TO MAKE RADICAL CHANGE. we build spaces to foster community conversation, support and celebration.

holistic

MIND BODY AND SOUL. the focus is healing all parts of our selves, food is my medium of choice.

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

 

Love After Love, Derek Walcott

check out this incredible list of resources from the free Black university

soul food depends on what you put in it. i don't mean spices either. 

if you have a serious, loving, creative energetic attitude towards life, when you cook, you cook with the same attitude. food changes into blood, blood into cells, cells change into energy which changes up into life and since your lifestyle is imaginative, creative, loving, energetic, serious, food is life. you dig.

~

vertamae smart - grosvenor, vibration cooking (1970)

i am deliberate and afraid of nothing

- audre lorde

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