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Our private Discord server is free to join! Connect with like-minded, social-justice-oriented peers in the food, beverage, and hospitality (FBH) industry to brainstorm ideas, discuss news, offer/receive advice, find new opportunities, and build community in-person!
Ask Me Anything on Discord
We host a monthly series of semi-live Q&A sessions with public figures and subject matter experts in the FBH industry. Our goals for AMAs are to:
Bridge and strengthen connections between folks in our respective audiences,
Humanize and learn from public figures, and
Educate our audience about the complexity and nuances of the FBH industry
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Jaya Saxena is a Correspondent at Eater.com. In addition to her sharp coverage of everything from mall smells to anti-drag legislation at Eater, Jaya’s work has appeared in GQ, Elle, The New York Times, The Daily Dot, The Toast and more. She’s also the author of Basic Witches, A How-to Guide of Witchy Wisdom, and Crystal Clear: Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life.
She lives in Queens, NY.
Youngmi Mayer is a Korean American standup comedian and writer based in NYC. She is a podcasting queen, hosting Hairy Butthole and co-hosting Feeling Asian. Her unique perspective as a queer, divorced, biracial single mom offers a fresh, sharp, and hilarious lens to her social commentary.
Kim Pham is the co-founder of Omsom, a loud & proud Asian food brand offering recipe starters so anyone can cook restaurant-quality Asian dishes at home. Find them nationwide at Whole Foods & Target!
Outside of Omsom, Kim is a BDSM educator (with 100K+ TikTok followers!) passionate about breaking down stigmas so folks can embrace their authentic selves.
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The Sussmans (L) and Allez Celine (R) are two popular hospitality industry meme accounts - run by restauranteur Eli Sussman and food writer Ivy Knight, respectively - that use comedy to highlight important social justice issues within the hospitality world. Eli and Ivy joined our Discord in December to celebrate National Restaurant Worker's Day 12/14!
The Condé Nast Union is a historic movement from the people working at Allure, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue, them., Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Condé Nast Entertainment. As a collective, the Union is negotiating with Condé Nast leadership to "create a more just and functional workplace, where diversity is truly valued."
Chef Jon Kung is a Detroit-based chef and viral TikTok content creator with a reach of 2.18M across social media platforms. They were our first-ever AMA guest and joined our Discord to talk all things food in our current digital age, navigating online fame, and expressing themself as a third-culture cook.
Sponsor an AMA
We are always open to mission-aligned sponsors who are interested in supporting one or more of our upcoming AMA events. If you may be interested in working with us to bring in an interesting public figure or supporting financially, we would love to talk to you!
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We prefer to spend our time interfacing with the community and creating resources for all instead of fundraising. If you also believe in our theory of change, we kindly ask you to consider supporting us by becoming a monthly patron or with a one-time donation. We thank you for your generosity!
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