Every time we eat we bring with us stories from our past, present and future. Food choices can be a way to practice radical self-love. Food can also highlight our insecurities or a lack of alignment with where we want to be. In this class, you will be provided with methods Kamea uses to prioritize joy and connection in her weekly and monthly meal planning practices. Together we will explore ways to shed guilt and approach meal planning from a space of love and kindness. With these tools you will be empowered to tune in to your body’s innate wisdom and eat a little better each day. If you keep a separate food journal, consider bringing it to class. You may also consider sticky notes or scrap paper (optional).
Class Guide: Kamea Black
I grew up constantly thinking about food and the impact food choices can have on our planet, as well as our physical, mental, and emotional health. I found relief from the need to control my food intake by renegotiating my relationship to food away from a consumption model and toward one deeply rooted in connection. When I open my fridge now I think about people in my community and feel a deep sense of gratitude for where I live. This doesn’t mean I never have a bad thought about my body, I was socialized as a woman in a patriarchal society! Connecting to my food made me a better cook, increased my self-confidence, eased my anxiety, and ultimately equipped me to offer support to others who want a better way of eating. Do you want to renegotiate your relationship with food? I would love to meet you!