Black Birth Worker Interview Series (Part One): Azuri Jenkins & Blue Andrew

In this series, I’ll be interviewing Black birth workers (doulas and midwives) and shedding light on the importance of bringing the conversation of birth into mainstream narratives. In Part One of Mixed Mag’s Black Birth Worker Interview Series, I talked to NYC based doulas Azuri Jenkins and Blue Andrew. They both opened up to me about how they came into doula work, the spirituality of birth, and more!

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Eating America with India: Punjabi Deli & Hindu Temple Canteen by India Witkin

Photography by Joana Meurkens New York City’s beloved 24 hour deli pushes through it’s first closure in 26 years Seventies Bollywood music harmoniously plays in sync with the chime of the microwave, signaling the commencement of a delicious and very filling meal that Kulwinder assures will hold you down for at least 9 hours. Since…

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Bridgetown Roti does GOATober by Carolina Meurkens

Led by Chef Rashida Holmes, Bridgetown Roti is a nod to her Caribbean heritage, a commemoration of West Indian food and culture. This October Bridgetown Roti is celebrating GOATober, an international initiative raising awareness for Goat sustainability.  “Bridgetown is our love letter to West Indian food. Rashida founded Bridgetown to bring a taste of our…

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Yam & Egg by Belema Iyo

Growing up in Nigeria meant Saturday mornings were made for chores, cartoons and straightforward dishes. I usually find that I find major comfort in one of these dishes: Yam & Egg. This meal means a lot to me & always satisfies my taste buds. I occasionally add some fried ripe plantains to the mix once…

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Lola’s Filipino Pancit Bihon by Maria Sofia Fusco and Elvira Lacdao Pamintuan

When I’m three thousand miles away from home, nothing grounds me like the smell of my Lola’s cooking. Missing her warmth and presence, my aunt (her daughter) and I requested that she send us a recipe she’s made us throughout both of our lives:  Pancit Bihon, a staple Filipino noodle dish. Recipes from your Lola…

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