AWI Voices With Impact presents: Comfort Food

Growing up with food that doesn’t conform to Western norms can be a cause of shame and embarrassment for immigrants and their children. At the same time, family recipes and traditional foods are a way for us to connect to our heritage, feelings of home, and cultural communities. There is power in knowing that our ancestors drew strength from these same nourishing dishes – as a way to come together, to feed their loved ones and to survive. Filmmakers Emilie Cheung, Rosie Pidcock, and Thea Loo discuss food, wellness, heritage, and identity in this session.

Watch the screen recording below, or download it here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

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Date:June 24, 2021
Time:1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

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“It helped give me validation, and renewed focus on how to verbalize my emotions around this nuanced subject.” "
-Session Attendee


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