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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
This event was part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Ode to a Mango

Hosted by Roshni Kavate

Ode to a Mango
A communal storytelling gathering to share our collective mango stories as way to reconnect and reclaim our stories. Don't forget to bring a mango, we will practice the art of devouring a whole mango.

We all have a Mango story. For many of us around the world, mangoes are an essential part of our family histories. It reminds us of summers gone, the ephemeral sweetness of a summer captured in a mango. Eating a mango is an exercise in pleasure. A memory that we long for, the grief and sorrow of summers and grandparents no longer here. Longing for our homelands. Colonization, and Appropriation are also now part of the Mango journey. Curious about the spirituality, and abundant resiliency mangoes hold?

Join Artist and Palliative Care Nurse Roshni Kavate on this journey of reclaiming our cultural traditions, on reclaiming our stories of resiliency and grief. How do we practice pleasure and make space for grief? Roshni is deeply passionate about exploring ways in which folks of color can reclaim nourishment, and pleasure under the weight of carrying the burden of loss and grief.

Roshni Kavate is Founder and Creative Director of Cardamom and Kavate. A startup dedicated to reclaiming nourishing practices rooted in ancestral wisdom for collective liberation. She believes grief is a portal to wholeness. Through food, spirituality and art we can reconnect and be our wild selves. She sees the path to being whole as a radical art practice.

Food Ritual & Ceremony Storytelling Social Justice
Wellness Spirituality