It is the end of 2021 and I cannot believe how much has happened. This year has been one of challenge and triumph, great loss, but also one of abundance. I thought I’d close out the year by talking about our bodies, the food we consume, and how the food in our community reflects our resilience. I’m really excited about today’s episode and to be talking with someone near and dear to my heart, Jessica Featherson.
Join Jessica and I as we discuss what having it all means to her, her journey, and common misconceptions associated with having it all. She has a creative background in dance and it has played an important role in saving her life.
We also explore
- The relationship of food and Black culture and the role it plays in having it all with health, and
- Seeking and accepting your gifts and embracing your purpose as the path to having it all
Meet Jessica Featherson
Jessica self-identifies as a womanist who advocates for amplified representation, visibility, and culturally relevant wellness solutions for black womxn. She wears many hats: performance + culinary artist, experience curator, scholar, educator, health + fitness coach. She is deeply passionate about health, wellness, and the unique, interconnected relationship between the mind, body, and soul.
She received my BFA in dance performance from Temple University and my MFA from Rutgers University. She has performed nationally and internationally with Kariamu & Co: Traditions, Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement, and Eric Taylor Dance and taught on faculty at Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts and Ballet Hispanico.
In 2016, Jessica obtained her Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Jessica’s mission is to teach and empower women to be loud and unapologetic in their existence and to radically love and care for themselves so that they can flourish in all aspects of their lives.
I want to send a special thank you to Jessica for being so open and willing to have this important conversation. A special thank you to all of you for tuning in this season and contributing to the conversation. We will continue this much-needed conversation in the new year. As always please like, follow, and share the podcast within your circle. Happy New Year and here’s to having it all!
Connect with Jessica:
For Updates on her work in the health, realm check out WellBodyKitchen
To connect with Jessica via her creative endeavors visit her personal website jessicacamille.com
You can also find Jessica on Facebook.
Connect with me:
I would love to hear from you; send me an email at: [email protected]
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