Born Food Insecure in Newark
Early years were tough – my family moved around a lot and dealt with a lot of hardship. We never quite knew where or when the next meal would come.
Against All Odds
With the strength of my mother, who has always been the rock of our family, we survived and eventually thrived. My mom always pushed us to do better and that became my mission.
Traveled The World
To keep doing better I knew I had to continue learning about the world. I worked my way around many countries and my travels deepened my concern with equity, the environment and food.
Then Those Voices Joined a Powerful Movement
After publishing The Color of Food and sharing its powerful message at events across the country, I found myself on stage with Vandana Shiva and Winona LaDuke. It was a special day to hear the voices of the book join the voices of these incredible food activists, affirming the importance of this work.