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‘Without culture, you’re lost’: Our Mothers’ Kitchens reclaims black womanhood through food and writing

 OUR MOTHERS' KITCHENS / GABRIELLE CLARK
OUR MOTHERS’ KITCHENS / GABRIELLE CLARK

For Khaliah D. Pitts and Shivon Pearl Love, cooking is activism. It’s art. It’s prayer.

The pair, self-described “sister-friends” and native Philadelphians, have created a family of projects that aim to celebrate black womanhood and culture through cooking and literature. Called Our Mother’s Kitchens, a reference to Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, it’s a pop-up dinner series built around four black female writers (“In Search of Nora’s Kitchen,” one such dinner inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, was hosted in January at a North Philly hair salon) and a three-day summer workshop for black girls that teaches them about writing, reading literature, and cooking . . .

Read more by Juliana Feliciano Reyes at Philadelphia Inquirer

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