For centuries, storytelling has been the primary medium for sharing history, knowledge, and wisdom. Then and now storytelling is a tool for the oppressed to liberate their voice, claim power, and preserve identity.
The Foodways Project uses a multimedia format method to share the stories of those who are often silenced by dominant culture. We use food to catalyze this liberatory movement in two ways:
1. In a literal sense, we convene over food, at the table or in the kitchen, to build a safe space and foster relationships.
2. In that space, we listen to stories of how food influences identity, power, and history.
There are no expectations, guidelines, or pre-set formats for our story sharing. Rather, we foster the organic, free-form expression of voice that allows each person to speak in a liberated and empowered tone.