Azure D. Osborne-Lee, founder of Roots and River Productions, sat down with me in his Brooklyn space to dish art, identity and queer performance.
I hung out with the Executive Chef, President and Leader of East Eden Catering Company, the only Black vegan restaurant in Philly. We chatted about good, healthy eating, why the Black community needs to go vegan and their efforts at bringing nutrition education to communities in Philly.
I had the opportunity to sit with Sally and Jim Hammerman, who operate the In My Backyard at Misty Hollow Community Supported Agriculture Farm in Westtown, PA. We talked about how they came to start their own farm, their initiatives to educate people about growing organic food, as well as giving them opportunities to help out at Misty Hollow, and what it means to grow a community, along with amazing food.
Dr. Jill McDevitt is the world’s most educated person about sexuality. She has her Bachelor’s, Master’s and will be getting her doctorate (in about 10 days) in sexuality. Dr. Jill started Feminique Boutique, a store specializing in clothing, toys and books to support and enhance women’s pleasure, at the tender age of 21 in Westchester, PA. We sat down to chat about her journey as a scholar, small business owner, activist and author and what being the world’s most educated person about sex entails. You can learn more about Dr. Jill and Feminique Boutique at www.thesexologist.org.
Anna Maria Blackshire
Anna Maria Blackshire is a visual artist, vocalist, medic and mother in Westchester, PA. Her work reflects her Chicana roots and navigation through the world as a woman and survivor. Anna can be found on Facebook and will be launching an online presence for her work in the future. During our interview, we talked about Anna’s intense, daily arts practice, her love of Frida Kahlo and transcending the stereotypes of woman in order to reclaim power and humanity.
I sat down with Baltimore-based, 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam Champ Chris August in September 2012 to chop it up about cooking, poetry, Rachel Ray and Dionne Warwick!
Sonya Renee Taylor
Tricia Pryce Henley