Our Stories On Plate
I strongly believe that food has the power to bring people together. Eating together and sharing stories can build relationships, and it can create more diverse, inclusive and welcoming communities.
As a full-time teacher and single mother I have a love of writing, food – and bringing people together.
Through my project Our Stories On Plate, refugee, migrant and low -socio economic women can build connections over food, storytelling and sharing family recipes, and develop a deeper understanding of cultural differences. This includes supper clubs, pop-up dinners, and weekend workshops involving creative outlets such as poetry and photography to share stories - I am an emerging published writer and producer.
To me, cooking and eating food is part of the social fabric that underpins our day to day lives. All conversations with our colleagues, family and friends, or even strangers start with the food served at the table. Sharing our personal stories through food is something that we can all connect to – regardless of cultural backgrounds.
As part of the Auckland Fringe Festival, through these community workshops, we will work with the participants to write up the ingredients and instructions for their favourite recipes, as well as the stories behind them. In their own handwriting, these Participants will put their recipes and stories onto a template before a fabric printer to make them into placemats. In a community context, food is a great way to share one’s culture and background and what better than showcasing this as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival 2019.
These workshops will lead to a photography exhibition of all the work created by participants .
Sat 23 - Sun 24 February; 11am-3pm
Onehunga Community Centre
83 Church St, Onehunga
Mt Roskill TBC
Accessible seating available
Language no problem
Women and Girls from Refugee, Migrant and other cultures (Inclusive event)