I write for young girls of color, for girls who don’t even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive. I can only change how they live, not how they think.
— Ntozake Shange
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
— Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1972)

In the spirit of these great women before us, Our Mothers' Kitchens is a culinary and literature project for black folk who are looking to reconnect to their cultural heritages, tell their own stories and plant our mothers' seeds.

Photography provided by Gabrielle Clark

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