We tell stories about women and food.
Rooted in both academic thought and real-life narrative, Feminist Food Journal explores the infinite ways that food and feminism intersect in collective consciousness, private lives, policy, and practice.
The world is fed by women. Women are the first providers of sustenance. Women, in the overwhelming majority, work in fields, factories, and restaurants, often coming home to cook dinner. Yet women’s food work is underpaid and undervalued, and the face of food—farming, innovation, policy, gastronomy—is mostly male.
Gender inequality is both a cause and symptom of the global capitalist food system. No matter how you cut it, we can't have a sustainable food system until we have a feminist food system, one that is equitable and just for all people and the planet.
We created Feminist Food Journal because we want to share the stories of women changing our food system for the better, and because we believe that these stories should be front and center in our efforts to do things differently.
We want to bring you stories from around the world, and amplify the voices of historically marginalized communities in speaking for themselves. In all that we do, we're committed to decolonizing narratives around women and food, and critically examining the diverse ways in which food intersects with race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, and other factors of oppression.
Meet our team
Isabela Vera & Zoë Johnson
We’re two West Coast Canadians who grew up cooking and gardening with our moms just a suburb apart, even though it would take us thousands of kilometers and two and a half decades to meet. Our childhoods were shaped by a reverence for the role of women and food in sustaining, teaching, and inspiring us. As adults, we’re fascinated by the power of food in so many areas of our lives, from its ability to bring people—whether two or ten thousand—together; to delight; to nourish; to build and bridge cultures; to regenerate, and to destroy.
We believe that we need intersectional feminist perspectives to use food as a force for good. With Feminist Food Journal, we hope to capture your attention with stories that makes you think differently—about food, feminism, and the political in the personal.