Creating and sustaining welcoming, inclusive, and culturally safe spaces should be of utmost importance to those who work in sport. Sporting environments that devalue, invalidate, and attack athletes’ intersectional experiences and identities (i.e., the combination of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) only hurt, harm, and direct individuals away from activities that promote physical health and wellbeing.
Cooking, for me, means so much more than a way to nourish myself and others, it’s a space of connection and healing tied to the many moments I shared with my father. On this 11th anniversary of my Father’s passing, I’m dedicating this blog post to my father, William "Bill" Carter: his love for food, and the impact it’s had on me.
I was living the classic Strong Black Woman (SBW) tale and finding myself facing some of the negative consequences. For so long I felt it was good to do for others even if that meant I went without financially, emotionally, and spiritually.