Rachel Bolden-Kramer is a writer and baby momma revolutionary originally from San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood. She disturbed the status-quo as a militant teenager and poetry slam champion in the 1990s. Rachel credits the arts and activism movement of her generation in the Bay Area for contributing to her keen sense of creative justice.
Rachel is a first-generation graduate of Harvard University where she wrote extensively about race, gender, and class (obviously). While completing her senior honors thesis on Vogue Balls and queer youth of color, she became acutely aware of the role of food and nutrition in self-determination. This awareness of the transformative power of food and lifestyle choices lead her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Yoga Alliance, Niroga Institute) and radical nutritionist (Center for Mind Body Medicine). Her studies in yoga, mindfulness, and nutritional healing proved invaluable when faced with the experiences of violence and intergenerational trauma in the United States.
Rachel became an expert in navigating the public assistance system while healing a complex trauma, and later referenced her strategies for survival at the margins in her workshops on radical healing commissioned by the New York City Housing Authority. The early “My Food Stamps Cookbook” workshops grew into the Hip Dhamma Yoga Studio of Brooklyn, a community center for healing, owned and operated by Black Women yoga teachers in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Rachel returned to the Bay Area after the home birth of her Bodhisattva baby, Issa, and developed a holistic childcare and preschool company based on the wisdom of attachment parenting. She derives immense joy from supporting families as a doula and childcare provider, while expanding the reach of the My Food Stamps Cookbook revolution! In May 2017, over 1000 backers made the cookbook become a reality in print and ebook via Kickstarter and Backerkit crowdsourcing.
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