Food is Freedom
The food we eat is a reflection of our values and significantly shapes our life long health. Our choices around food can lead to healthy, equitable, and regenerative communities. Similarly, our choices or access to food can devastate our planet and our bodies. Most of us can choose either to nourish our bodies with wholesome food from the earth, or to poison on bodies with corporate junk loaded with sugar, preservatives, and genetically modified ingredients. Food is Freedom. Food is Self Determination. Food is Security.
This piece was originally commissioned by the Hope Collaborative, an Oakland based food security organization that works to help communities of color have access to whole and healthy food. Special thanks to my friend, Gerardo Marin, who helped me develop the language for this piece.