Black Food Fridays

is creating entertaining and educational digital Black food content.

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Honestly, I want everyone who supports me to have access to my content. I'm not interested in penalizing those who can't give more, especially given the state of affairs in the world. Every single Patron matters, so no matter which level you contribute to, you'll have access to the following:
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Shrimp & Grits

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Honestly, I want everyone who supports me to have access to my content. I'm not interested in penalizing those who can't give more, especially given the state of affairs in the world. Every single Patron matters, so no matter which level you contribute to, you'll have access to the following:
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Patron-only voting power
  • Full library access

Sunday Brunch

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You'll get the same content as everyone else, however, after three months of support you'll get this mug EXCLUSIVE to Patrons at this level. 
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About Black Food Fridays

Like "Taco Tuesdays" but Black!

BLACK FOOD FRIDAYS was created as an online initiative that creates real world impact. BFF encourages everyone to support Black owned food & beverage vendors each and every Friday!

HOW DO WE DO IT?

I believe that in order for change to be long lasting, it needs to be a pleasurable. If that resonates with you, awesome! But that concept isn't mine, I got that from "Pleasure Activist"  adrienne maree brown. With that in mind, I have two main outputs to encourage people to support Black owned restaurants:

  1. I curate an Instagram account that features mouthwatering photos and videos of food from Black owned restaurants, interviews with producers and creatives in the space, and memes that highlight Black culture in the food space.
  2. I create #BlackFoodFact videos on TikTok (that get reposted to IG, naturally) which shed light on little known Black food history. Some of them are more serious like why Black people and Hennessy are, culturally, joined at the hip. But some of them are humorous, like how Black people use their feet and ankles (BUT NOT THEIR TOES) to produce home cooked meals. 

WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO?

In short: I want to do more cool stuff. For instance: 

  • I have a partnership with the Charleston Wine + Food Festival where I take over their IG once a month the interview people like Kardea Brown (host of the Food Network show "Delicious Miss Brown"),
  • I'm starting a podcast this year to take deeper dives into some Black food history topics that just can't be properly documented via Instagram or TikTok,
  • I want to do create more video content like on-site food reviews, event recaps, and product unboxings.

HOW WILL YOUR SUPPORT HELP?

Your support allow me to do the following: 

  • Be uncompromised in my mission to raise awareness of Black owned businesses. I won't feel pressured to work with brands whose values don't align with my mission all because I need to make sure stuff like my podcast hosting is paid for.
  • Expand the content. Your support will help cover the cost associated with creating specific content for specific platforms, hire creatives to increase the quality of my content, and do so at a more frequent pace.
  • Create real economic impact for Black owned restaurants. A lot of the food and beverages I consume from Black owned businesses, are gifted and I'm grateful for that. But going forward, I want to be able to financially support Black owned businesses more frequently than I can at right now. Also, I can afford to offer greatly reduced consultation/freelance rates for marginalized business knowing that I can count on my supports to make up the difference.
Please become a member and help me continue this work! Thanks in advance.

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