Changing the Game: Equity at the Table
Equity at the Table (EATT) was founded by one of our muses, Julia Turshen, the chef, cookbook author, and activist behind such notable works as Small Victories and Feed the Resistance. Fed up with the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry, Turshen founded EATT to create a database for individuals in the food industry featuring only women/gender non-conforming individuals and focusing primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community. As EATT proudly states, it abides by the belief that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.”
It’s not just for chefs, either. From food photographers (#uncommonmuse Celeste Noche is a member!) to journalists to bartenders to policy activists, it’s a comprehensive database spanning the far corners of food. In an industry plagued by sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination that is very much dominated by straight white men, EATT is playing a key role in subverting existing power hierarchies. Whether leading to collaborations, jobs, or recognition, it’s the kind of important, groundbreaking project we would expect from a badass like Julia Turshen. All hail!