Storytelling

bell hooksFor 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.

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