There is a glitch in the system. One that has been systematically placed onto us to create war and divide. In the past week, the black community has once again been slapped in the face. Our people have been shot without reason. Our people have been shortsighted without evaluation. Our people have been taken without thought. And what do we do now?
We post on social media. We protest. We scream. We yell. We fight. We cry. We console. We speak. We open minds. We love harder. We hold hands. We nurture. We meditate. We create. We believe in each other. We build up our communities. We get angry. We lend a helping hand. We grow stronger. We fight harder. We cook. We recover. We repeat.
The conversation floating just above our heads and that is occupying the atmosphere needs not to just be discussed online. The power of technology allows for us to slip on by human interaction because we have everyone available at our fingertips. But to make real change, we must mother one another. The people of color, the queers, the refugees, the outcast, the freaks, and the progressives must be brought together.
Allow for food to act as the medium to speak politically. I encourage you to hold a dinner this week with a few friends and have a conversation. Talk about the racial inequality. Talk about the war. Talk about what you wouldn’t when you are out. Also, talk about yourself. Tell your friends how you are feeling. Reacquaint with one another. Remind each other that you are loved and love is out there. Put your phone away and listen.
To support real change we must create a dialogue... and the best way to do that, is over a meal.
- Juice of 2 limes
- 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1c vegan mayo
- 1 clove grated garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 head of red cabbage
- 1/2 head of green cabbage
- 3 grated carrots
- Zest of a whole lime
- 1/4c chopped cilantro
- 2 tbs cane sugar
- In a large bowl whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, and sugar until dissolved.
- Mix in vegan mayo, the grated garlic, chopped cilantro, and lime zest to the liquid.
- Shred the 1.5 heads of cabbage and add to your bowl.
- Add in the carrots and stir.
- Make sure the cabbage and carrots are evenly coated with the dressing.
- Pop your slaw into the refrigerator overnight.
- The next day, stir the slaw- coating evenly.
- Serve and enjoy!