#pride Thsnk you @brendan_pang for making these smiling dumplings. Or dumplings that make me smile... #dumplings #pridemonth #rainbow #loveislove
On #bourdainday, thinking of Tony. I would go anywhere he would take me. His caring, intelligence and wit were constant companions. Happy Birthday and thank you for the ride.
RIP #leahchase New Orleans legend & leader chef-restaurateur who fed gumbo to everyone from Presidents to Freedom Riders. “She is of a generation of African-American women who set their faces against the wind without looking back,” said @drjessicabharris @nytimes. #irreplaceable #queenofcreolecuisine #fierce
Strawberries + custard + tart = spring #memorialday . Repost from the very talented @amandinechaignot #strawberry #spring #weekend #dessert #foodmakesmehappy #french
Today in support of #skiplunchfighthunger @cityharvestnyc, I’m donating $5 for each person who likes this post, tags a friend + includes the hashtag #WeAreCityHarvest. Special credit if you post a video of you skipping rope. The money will go to help feed hungry kids. I launched Skip Lunch in 2002. That first year we raised $60,000. This year we aim to raise 1.1 million to feed 350,000 kids! Special thanks to @michaelchernow who started Skip Rope to support Skip Lunch. It tested my commitment to the cause since I haven’t jumped rope in 40 years...but I pulled through with the help of @edeneats @suzycupps .
Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in our lives who mother us, sustaining us with unconditional love. My mother Joyce is a fierce mama bear, always looking out for family above all. #luckydaughter #family #love #mothersday
How is this level of beauty even possible @rollers_bakehouse. #obsessed #baking #croissant #sydney #australia #foodporn #cocoa #chocolate #eeeeeats
This is more like a stunning seafood ’flower’ than a seafood tower @standardgrill with the sweet, meaty crab legs raised in the center and ‘petals’ of oysters as well as uni and Peconic Bay scallop in a shell, (the latter being a famous dish from chef @roccodispirito). Not seen in the photo, cubes of chu toro tossed with Osetra caviar, and Japanese Kanpachi sashimi. Abundant. Delicious. (📸: @_camillaruth_ ) It’s a thrill to taste @roccodispirito food in a restaurant again. Union Pacific, which he opened in 1997, was across the street from my apartment and was one of the first really good meals that I took @Barc laypalmer, my then-boyfriend, now husband to—and it’s a meal he remembers to this day. Now time for new memories. #chef #cheflife #cooking #nyc #comeback #goingback #restaurants #eeeeeats #foodporn #oysters #uni #scallops #tuna #fish #datenight
Layers of luxury: foie gras crouton topped with the concise curls of langoustine, then buttons of morels and a jaunty shaving of truffle @lebernardinny. Celebrating my big brother Andrew’s birthday with his favorite meal paired with his favorite wines by @aldosohm. 🎈🎈 #michelin #nyc #birthday #family #chef #nytimesfood #fish #lucky
Caviar bumps instead of fist bumps with @chefaz @marktarbell @chefjoseandres #jacquespepin for an extraordinary cause—the @jacquespepinfoundation. The JPF supports non-profit community kitchens that offer free life skills and culinary training to adults with high barriers to employment including homelessness, incarceration and substance abuse issues. This shot by the inimitable, lovable @kengoodmanphoto is from the second annual #FoundersDinner this past week honoring Jacques featuring keynote speaker, @nobelprize_org nominee @chefjoseandres. Learn more about the Foundation by visiting their website (www.jpfbenefit.org). Donations made in April will be made to @foodbank4nyc culinary training program, and @_farestart #CatalystKitchens program!
🎁 GIVEAWAY CLOSED 🎁 🎊🎉 Congratulations to @blugeisha325 for snagging these prizes! 🎉🎊 #IAmThatGirl is a cool organization that helps girls go from self-doubt to self-love. Their pledge includes these words: “I promise to lift other girls up, have their backs, and make it safe for them to be exactly who they are." If you replace the word “girls” with "women", it applies perfectly to the ideals of my podcast @SpeakingBroadly! I learned about the organization from Lincoln, Nebraska-based pastry chef @angela_garbacz. She created #EmpowerThroughFlour to support the @iamthatgirl mission and asked me to participate. So this March, I’m honored to partner with @madein on a spectacular giveaway of their Sous Chef Kit to raise awareness and funds! The incredible prize package set of "professional quality cookware for the home chef" includes: 8" Frying Pan 10" Frying Pan 12" Non Stick Frying Pan 3 QT Saucier Pan 4 QT Sauce Pan 4 QT Saute Pan 8 QT Stock Pot 2 Medium Lids 2 Large Lids 8" Chef Knife To be entered for a chance to win you must follow: @empowerthroughflour, @iamthatgirl, @madein and tag 2 friends! Contest ends at 5:00pm EST on March 23, 2019. A winner will be selected and notified via DM. U.S. residents only. This contest is not affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. #IAmThatGirl #EatAndEmpower #WomensHistoryMonth #speakingbroadly #giveaway #freestuff #prizes #foodpodcast #women #sisterhood #food #radio #heritageradio #cooking #cookware #homecook 📸 @ourbalancedbowl
I was working behind-the-scenes today @neimansnyc with photographer @ellensilverman to capture chef @jroost beautiful dishes at the restaurant The Zodiac. This one is a cauliflower risotto with peas and apple blossoms. I’ve loved watching all of the different areas come together over the last couple of days—mannequins going from naked to dressed, staff in training sessions, major art pieces rolling by on trolleys, ‘testing’ popovers as @kgarv58 adjusts the recipe to #nyc. The store opens on March 15.
@wexlersdeli in Santa Monica I veered from the revered smoked fish and pastrami and got a ... beef burger. It was insanely good: smashed patty, pastrami bacon (you could stop reading right here because it’s the best thing ever. Crispy and fatty and I can’t believe I didn’t know it existed), Swiss cheese, Russian dressing. It was a drippy mess of amazingness with a squishy bun to keep it all in place. The obvious lunch after a virtuous shopping expedition at the Farmers Market on Wednesdays or Saturday’s. #burger #deli #santamonica #uglydelicious #foodporn #bonappetit #beautifulcuisines #notadiet #pastrami #california #eeeeeats
This “roasted duck crispy rice” dish @majordomola is one of my favorites from 5 days of eating in LA. The crispy rice, which is usually scraped from the bottom of a hot pan, is inverted here. Crunchy side slyly facing up, a serene surface for presenting the duck breast. And then the servers’ spoons crack the peace and twist the juicy pink slices of duck and crackling and cooked rice and citrus and turnips into a happy chaos. I kept diving in for the crunchy bits combined with the meat. The food looked like mush in my photos, so 📸 credit here to @mattatouille who captured this so beautifully. #losangeles #chef #duck #koreanfood #eeeeeats #eaterla #latimesfood #food #rice #uglydelicious
“I’ve never learned how to make pasta from a man. It’s always from women. Every pasta shape on my menu @felixlosangeles I learned by doing it, sitting alongside a woman,” says chef @evanfunke . Evan is a bald, broad-shouldered, book-stack of a man, with a deep reverence for handmade pasta. He studied with one of the world masters, @vsb_bologna Alessandra Spisni, founder of La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese and brought the lessons back to his pasta lab. At dinner, I got to try pastas I’d never had before...including Tortellacci al Squaquerone, burro e salvia. Which is like a larger-than-usual tortellini with the creamiest cheese filling, in a brown butter and sage sauce. Evan provided a deeper, more satisfying explanation: “Tortellacci is the lesser known of 4 size variations of the typical Bolognese shape. From smallest to largest: tortellini, tortelloni, balanzoni (green pasta) and tortellacci. The tortellacci was stuffed with squaquerone, a fresh, uncured cow’s milk cheese from Emilia Romagna, similar to crescenza or stracchino.” #pasta #losangeles #venicebeach #eeeeeats #foodporn #happy #chef #delicious #california #italian #womenmentors #handmade #speakingbroadly #heritageradionetwork
Tiny, round, juicy, partial-skinned green jade tomatoes and crunchy Persian cucumbers are place on a pool of gwaimei vinaigrette. I almost didn’t get this dish @nightshadela because I wasn’t sure that a tomato and cucumber could show off @meilin21 ‘s incredible skill. I was seriously wrong. The contrasting textures were great but it was that dressing—nutty, with a little heat and acid—that made the dish sublime. It was also beautiful (not sure my photo does it justice) as are so many other items on the menu. For example, the sheer radish round tile roof on top of hamachi in a deep bowl with a well of radish water. And the mandarin ice shaped like thin half-globes on almond sorbet.
@takeshisushiny has a mind-blowingly delicious $45 8-piece lunch—The Special. I haven’t been to the full range of fabulous, exorbitantly-priced omakase places, but my meal here was everything I could ask for. From the warmed, seasoned rice to the pristine fish, the meal was flawless. The chef’s story is also great: Takeshi Sato came to NY to pursue rock’n’roll and boxing but ended up becoming a sushi master. The restaurant is just one small sushi counter. Maybe 10 seats? So Tokyo. Lmk if you have an fantastic sushi spot I should check out!
It's fair to say that Jody Adams, a super star chef in Boston, and I have a lot in common. Not the super star chef part—but other things. We both went to Brown University, just a couple of years apart. We both relatively recently left brands we loved after more than 20 years at the helm—she at the award-winning Mediterranean restaurant @rialto_cambridge and me at @foodandwine. We both have struggled with cancer in pretty profound and personal ways. So when @Jodyadams came into the studio @heritage_radio we had a lot to discuss: love, loss, grief, resilience. "When I left Rialto," says Jody, "I lost an identity and a community and a home. I was really floating. I hit a dark place...my sister got very sick the year I closed Rialto, and she was failing through the spring and we lost her in April." While pushing through, Adams learned important lessons in therapy, including, "Give grief the respect it deserves." Two and a half years later, Adams is feeling back to herself, running several restaurants including @salonikigreek, cycling 200 miles for cancer research, and this spring hosting a cycling tour. Listen in to the @speakingbroadly podcast for more insights and inspiration. Link in bio. Also, make sure to follow @speakingbroadly so you can stay up to date with all the episodes! #boston #cycling #fuckcancer #breastcancer #cancervixen #chef #womenchefs #food #love #foodandwine #f52 #radio #podcast #womenpodcast #grief #resilience #speakingbroadly #heritageradio
Found dumpling heaven @dumplinggalaxy. The fillings’ flavors are bright, clear and strong. I loved the supreme porkiness of the pan fried one (📸 above). It was so intensely juicy that it was like a soup dumpling in miniature but more rewarding because of the tight juice to filling to wrapper ratio. Maybe this is heresy? Thanks @max.falkowitz for the reco. #dumplings #chinesefood #flushingqueens #food #nycrestaurants #eeeeeats #foodandwine #beautifulcuisines #f52grams #nyc #nytimesfood #explore
At this moment of assessment, on the eve of a new year when so many of us tally our accomplishments for the past year, I am sharing what #warrenbuffett says his measure of success is “Do the people you care about love you back?” As I think about 2018 with this in mind, it’s been one of the most successful years ever. I’m grateful to my greatest loves, my family shot in these photos in Cuba. As well as my work families and friend families and insta families. Cheers to a love-filled 2019.
Sisters Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau, authors of “Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking” have a great recipe for fritters, above, in their vegetarian cookbook. I like pretty much anything fried but these guys take it to another level. Says Suzanne: “Fritters feel like home. They are an easy snack & comfort food made with a variety of local ingredients like pumpkin fitters, banana fritters, cornmeal fritters, coco fritters, herring fritters, dasheen fritters, conch/fish/lobster fritters, even breadfruit fritters exist, so you get the vibe.” Indeed! When Suzanne and Michelle came to my apartment to record @speakingbroadly we discovered we shared more than the love of fried food. Our grandmothers—mine a Jew in Westchester, theirs a matriarch in Jamaica—both used the same Spode china. I’d set out biscuits on one of my grandmother’s plates. The exact same plate is on the cover of their book! To hear about elevating Caribbean food, channeling the wisdom of their ancestors, researching pre- and post-Emancipation Jamaica, challenges and successes of running a business with your sibling, and more listen to this episode of #speakingbroadly. Link in profile. #jamaica #women #sisters #chefs #cookbooks #podcast #radio #equityatthetable #islandlife #caribbean
When Copenhagen chef Bo Bech Of GEIST was in town for his new stunning new book, In My Blood, we talked over lunch @altroparadiso. Bo lit up the afternoon with stories of his life, cooking and philosophy. So instead of writing a quick review, here are some of the memorable moments of our conversation. To buy the book, go to Kitchen Arts & Letters or chefbobech.com. I’d love to know if you like this style of post? @*On becoming a chef: I wasn’t the quarterback at school. I wasn’t the philosopher in the corner who had rich parents. I was the fat kid who wasn’t a huge success. but when I entered the kitchen, everything that had been incomprehensible suddenly made sense. All of a sudden curiosity arrived@ *On editing the book: 249. That’s the number of dishes I’ve taken photos of since I bought my camera and they were all in the book. Then when you see them all together, it’s like taking your clothes off and standing in the brightest light and the most honest mirror and looking at yourself. You see all the flaws. You see you. All the little things, like I don’t do quenelles, I flatten them. My love for nasturtium leaves (Image above: Brussels Sprouts with Gooseberries & Nasturtium). And you need to choose what to put in the final book so it isn’t too big . @* On Rage: I’ve had an ongoing battle with endives. And then all of a sudden, one day, you figure it out. And therefore endive (image 2:Endive with Yellow Carrots & Buckwheat) is in the book’s chapter, “Rage." It isn’t rage toward the product, it’s rage toward myself. I foremost look at myself as a craftsmen. I get disappointed with myself if I see that other people have the ability to understand an ingredient and I can’t. @* On Going with the Flow: I look at the artichoke, and it wants to oxidize. It’s telling me what it wants. So instead of going against it, I say, let’s go along. We thinly slice the artichoke on the mandoline and then we deep fry them so they become crisp. (Image 3: Crispy Artichokes with Suckling Pig and Black Truffle). How logical. If you’re out with your friends, and your partner corrects you over the dining table. I hate that. It’s the same with food. #chef #cookbooks #copenhagen
Ce n’est pas une omelette. It’s an omelette soufflé with uni tucked in the middle @frenchettenyc. It may be my favorite dish of the month. I got close up so you can see the outside is seared a really nice brown. And the inside is hot, rich and fluffy. The uni is a perfect surprise, both briny and creamy. #food #foodporn #eggs #french #frenchettenyc #nyc #nycfood #eeeeeats #foodandwine #heritageradio #bistro
🎁 🎁CONGRATULATIONS TO @maumasifirearts FOR WINNING THIS GIVEAWAY! (NEXT GIVEAWAY COMING SOON...STAY TUNED) 🎁 🎁 I've been auctioned to the highest bidder at some pretty fantastic charities—usually it's lunch and a brief history of my rather long tenure at @foodandwine, and some advice (career and otherwise). It feels great to be able to help raise funds for incredible causes like @heritageradionetwork, @cityharvestnyc,@hotbreadkitchen, among others. But today, I'm auctioning myself for FREE to all of you, to help raise awareness for my podcast @speakingbroadly, so that more people hear the stories of my extraordinary guests like @edenegziabher, who launched the first ever Ethiopian-Eritrean food truck in NYC, or @geturgrapeon who's combatting sexism and harassment in the wine world, or @foodieinnewyork who's stressing the value of having mentors that look like you. If you win this giveaway, then I'll take you to lunch at @robertaspizza after a taping of Speaking Broadly and show you around the recording studio! ⏰TO ENTER⏰ 1️⃣ Follow @speakingbroadly and @fwscout (if you're already a follower then you can skip this step!) 2️⃣ Comment on the @speakingbroadly post and tag TWO friends per comment. You can comment as often as you wish, as long as you tag two different people each time. 3️⃣ Like the @speakingbroadly post. 🎊DETAILS🎊 You must complete all three steps above to qualify. Entry deadline for today's giveaway is 11:59pm EST on 12/05. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on 12/06 on this post + in stories + contacted via DM. To enter, you must be over 18 years old and a U.S. resident. This contest is not sponsored by Instagram. #food #giveaway #holiday #podcast #radio #cooking #free #party #heritageradio #speakingbroadly
My grandfather lost all his money in the Great Depression. It was a change in fortune that marked my adored father for the rest of his life. It influenced his decisions, but never stopped him. So how does this story about my father relate to an image of an ice cream cone? It isn't some meta connection to my childhood. Instead, the cone is from @saltandstraw, the provocative ice cream shop launched by Kim Malek, whose father's business went bankrupt while she was in college, vastly changing her circumstances. Because of my own experience of the collateral damage caused by extreme failure, I invited Kim on my @heritageradionetwork podcast @speakingbroadly to talk about how she deals with fear, embraces the wisdom of her mentors like @howard.schultz of @starbucks, and handles the challenges of raising 3 adopted African-American kids. Link in bio to learn more from Kim! #food #icecream #women #radio #podcast #delicious #speakingbroadly #heritageradio
🎁CONGRATULATIONS TO @nupurgambhir ON WINNING 2 HRN GALA TICKETS!!!!🎁 (Tickets are still available for purchase. Link in bio for details!) My podcast alter-ego @speakingbroadly will be hosting giveaways each Monday during this holiday season, starting TODAY! On the podcast on @heritageradionetwork, over the last two years, I've heard inspiring stories from more than 70 women about their challenges and successes. To express my gratitude to them for sharing some pretty tough stuff, and to encourage all of you to take a listen, I'm holding this giveaway. 🎉First up🎉 : TWO tickets to Heritage Radio Network's Gala on December 3rd at the @brooklynbotanic Palm House, valued at $290. The line-up consists of chefs and mixologists from restaurants like @fourhorsemenbk and @faustobrooklyn (their house-made tagliatelle by chef @eshambura shown above). Follow the rules below for a chance to win! And for more info on the Gala click on link in bio! 📸@henry_hargreaves_photo ⏰TO ENTER⏰ 1️⃣ Follow @speakingbroadly and @fwscout (if you're already a follower then you can skip this step!) 2️⃣ Comment on the @speakingbroadly post and tag TWO friends per comment. You can comment as often as you wish, as long as you tag two different people each time. 3️⃣ Like the @speakingbroadly post. 🎊DETAILS🎊 You must complete all three steps above to qualify. Entry deadline for today's giveaway is 11:59pm EST on 11/27. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on 11/28 on this post + in stories + contacted via DM. To enter, you must be over 18 years old and a U.S. resident. This contest is not sponsored by Instagram. #food #giveaway #holiday #podcast #radio #cooking #chefs #free #mixology #drinks #presents #party #heritageradio #speakingbroadly
Uncomfortable. Vulnerable. Isolated. That's what chef Jenny Dorsey is trying to make guests feel as diners at her events. At her most recent pop up, "Asian in America", she served the dish above comprised of Ngo Om scented sweetbreads, a chrysanthemum "maze", celtuce, beech mushrooms, Shanghai sweet & sour sauce, shrimp & chive rice sheet. Titled "Model Minority," it was accompanied by a VR experience and a poem which alludes to her feelings of fear and resentment. "I hide everything under a rice sheet. It's slippery texture some call disgusting encapsulates so much of what I like about myself but I'm too afraid to admit...In the end being Asian-American is being in a maze, a question about a hyphen, a contradiction, all bound up tightly in a feeling of growing up somewhere and never belonging." To learn more, I invited @chefjennydorsey on my podcast, @speakingbroadly to hear about the complex ideas behind her beautiful food. Link in profile. @heritage_radio #food #asianamerican #vr #creative #cooking #art #podcast #radio #chef #dishes #asian
Tomorrow is the official pub day for #EverydayDorie by @doriegreenspan. I got to find out her favorite dish from the book (photo above—bell peppers stuffed with tomatoes) when I spoke to her on #speakingbroadly @heritage_radio; link in profile. Dorie proves herself not only a food guru but also a great storyteller. Listen to hear more about building a cookie business with her son, how she met and married her husband when she was 19, and more.
You’ve got to love a subterranean bar like @undercote where the marble tables have strategically placed slots of bright light that can illuminate your drink. The one here is Rain. It’s spectacularly tasty with gin, pear, lemon juice, shiso leaf and ginger. The walls of the darkened room are also glowing and growing with plant installations. The place feels moody and modern—Museum of Natural History diaromas meets Mad Men style. And I loved the snacks—a stack of crispy-chewy rice sticks with sweet chile sauce on a short skewer. I’m going back for the killer Champagne list. #michelin #cocktails #drinks #newyork #goodlighting #mixology #openingnight #champagne
Is there such a thing as ‘Spooning Shrimp Pose’? These head-on grilled carabineros are canoodling on a minimal bed of seaweed, and are individually blanketed with lardo. #food #foodporn #eeeeeats #beautifulcuisines #munchies #shrimp #restaurant #dinner #bonappetit #foodphotography #foodandwine
Iberico katsu pork Sando @ferrisnewyork. I’m a big fan of fried cutlets because of the crackly crust and the juicy meat. This sandwich has a double dose of crunch because of the toasted bread and a hefty helping of super tender Spanish pork. My favorite part? Because they’re cut into dainty finger-sized pieces, it feels like a light meal. #beautifulcuisines #eeeeeats #foodporn #pork #sandwich #bonappetit #foodandwine #buzzfeedfood #munchies
I will always remember the blue sky, captured here. I was at home with my one year old daughter on the Upper West Side when the towers fell. Out my window, it looked like the perfect day. Clear and bright. Just a few miles away, the blue sky was blasted with smoke, debris, bodies. The day reminds me of the impossibly short distance between safety and danger. Every time there’s a perfect day, I have a twinge of fear, a reminder to #neverforget #wtc
What a heartbreaking day with the death of @the_thejgold. His role in democratizing food has been profound. He appreciated the taco as much as (or more than) the tasting menu. He celebrated the people making the food. He was intrepid, honest, sincere, and just so kind. All my love goes out to his wife Laurie and kids Isabel and Leon who were his everything. And to the city of LA which has lost its culinary North Star.
As night falls on the dock @lukeslobster Tenants Harbor, Maine, @merrittinmaine piled steaming seaweed on a brown paper runner and then hauled a gigantic pot filled with new shell lobster, sweet steamers, new potatoes, and corn from cooktop to table. She lifted the pot and shook out all the contents and, just like that, served up a gorgeous Fisherman’s Feed. Thank you for the feast @lobsterfrommaine !
Gutted by the shocking news of @Bourdain ‘s death. Tony was such a loveable and intense set of contradictions. He was tough, ready to get in a fight for what he believed and had the biggest, softest heart. He had impeccable gut instincts and a towering, almost intimidating intelligence and curiosity. His work manifests those extraordinary qualities and used them to make change, bringing the world to us to understand it better. We all now need to continue what he began, honor his legacy. My heart goes out to his family. RIP Tony. Deepest condolences to his family.
Truth: I didn’t eat any of those burgers in DC this morning. They looked amazing (and indeed were my favorites at that cute counter) but I was late for the train! So when I got back to NYC I ran to @diginn for this refreshing bowl with straight-from-the-farm crunchy cucumbers and snap peas!!
@jessiesheehanbakes brought this intense marshmallow-walnut fudge to the @heritage_radio studio today for @speakingbroadly podcast. I'm grateful because I'm heading to DC for @dinendash , a benefit for @wckitchen that I'm co-hosting with @chefaz and @chefjoseandres. We're going to try 36 restaurants...but no one said anything about dessert. #dessertfirst
Happy Mother's Day to my resilient, generous, jaunty mother. Yesterday she was rushed to the ER after breakfast with a racing heartbeat; she got home in the early evening. Today, she hosted 15 people for lunch, her annual tradition. Her determination is fierce and her love of family knows no bounds. My mother is my (s)hero.
The staff meeting started at 8:00 🤨 but @dylancooks made it easy to get excited about coming in early with this spectacular shakshuka #breakfast #nyc #diginn #extracrispy #eater #grubstreet #eeeeeats
In a world of badass restaurateurs @marthashoover stands out above the rest. If you're at #SXSW, join me for a live #SpeakingBroadly podcast tomorrow, Monday, 3/12 at 11.
On this International Women's Day, I'm grateful to all of the amazing ladies in my life, starting with my incredible mother who has been a philanthropist for more than 60 years. I'm grateful to all the guests on my podcast, #speakingbroadly, who share the intimate details of their lives, as well as those who make the show possible @heritage_radio & @tarlynchompson. I'm in the middle of @shebacardi multi-city tour with badass ladies to empower those in the spirits and hospitality world. I have been moved by my fellow speakers & I plan to become financially fit @theshannonmclay and physically fit @jenncassetta. Next up in June is my favorite confab of fabulous females @thisisfabchs @randiweinstein2000 . Every day I'm struck by the power of passionate women who support each other. Together we can make change happen!