PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2023
BLACK TRANSMEN CAN COOK PRESENTS
TRANSMEN CAN COOK
Charley Burton and Margot Wilson (editors)
THROUGH FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
WE SEEK OURSELVES
For centuries Black Trans Men have seen how good food and fellowship are as a source of strength to get us through both the trials and celebrations of life.
Black Trans Men have watched mothers, grandmothers or aunties create the magic in the kitchen. Some of us have been able to master the craft of cooking and baking while others are wanting to learn. Our love of food and fellowship is generational.
We have formed a group of Brothers who need fellowship and safe spaces to enjoy food with each other and create brotherhood.
Black Men Can Cook is more than about food. It’s about living our lives surrounded by each other.
This cookbook came by way of Equality Virginia’s 2021 virtual TIES Conference (Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit), where a group of transmen of color chatted in a breakout room after a roundtable discussion about being Black and trans in Virginia. I asked a simple question on a discussion board. “Who likes to cook?” After seeing that cooking and food were something that some of us were comfortable with while others were not, I created Black Transmen Can Cook. We met a few times in person as well as in hybrid settings. I knew there was just something more that needed to happen. I love being in the kitchen, and I want others to see that transmen can cook. I also wanted this to be more inclusive and have invited brothers of all colors to share their recipes and stories. Hopefully, this labor of love of food will be just the fellowship we need to get to know each other better and be supported through love, fellowship, and acceptance.