BOUNTIFUL Pride’s Healthy Kitchen Workshop: 2022 Rainbow Grants Recipient #2

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GENERAL GRANT (available for up to $1,500 and are open to groups or individuals without charitable status.)

Healthy Kitchen workshop aims to not only equip its participants with fresh ingredients and kitchen tools but also inspire them with confidence in navigating their nutritional health despite food/income insecurities, and depression-based loss of appetite, all while embracing self-acceptance and internalized compassion. 

The purpose of BOUNTIFUL Pride is to create safer spaces for Black Queer and Trans folks to find community, learn from local Black Queer and Trans artists and community leaders, and reconnect with their Blackness and Queerness in anti-oppressive, anti-capitalist, and anti-diet culture ways. The objective is to promote self-love and understanding through financially accessible programing that includes body positive, pro-Black, pro-Queer, and pro-Trans language, mental health boosting activities, balanced and culturally-relevant recipe sharing, and physical activities that are fun and accessible. BOUNTIFUL Pride programing is a commitment to dismantling anti-Blackness.

BOUNTIFUL Pride’s Healthy Kitchen virtual workshop will connect its participants through a demonstration of low-effort, high-nutrition recipes, a conversation on depression-based malnutrition, and empowered discussion around self-care and self-advocacy in relation to food through an anti-diet culture and body-positive lens. The main intention of this workshop is to reject diet culture, destigmatize depression and other mental health needs, create a safe(r) space to discuss food issues and their relations to income status, mental health, and the pandemic.