Kula Kitchen creates ready-to-eat plant-based Afro-Centric meals. Afro-Centric carry flavours of African and Caribbean foods. Kula stands for community and kindness to all beings and we believe food has the power to connect us.
Why did you start your business?
I launched Kula in 2018 at Vancouver and UBC farmers market out of the need for food that reminds me of home.
Did you face any challenges?
Being in spaces where our food is not familiar to the market, there have been challenging times to get on certain retail shelves. We continue to educate l, connect to the market every day and focus on what the market needs.
Have you faced any challenges in your career due to being a woman? How have you overcome them?
Being a mom and a Black woman, I knew that I would need to be on point and consistent. There hasn’t been much space to be mediocre. This is not something to celebrate, I am learning to let things go and stay true to myself and my needs. I have had many doors close on me, for that reason I know I don’t need to be in all spaces. Also, I think safety is in numbers, I am very grateful for the incredible and supportive femmes in my life.
Who is your female role model?
I am inspired by so many femmes especially Angela Davis
What is one message you would give to any young woman or girl reading this post?
You are going to do great things, don’t be afraid to ask for help and ask for what you deserve.