We’re going from “how’re you holding up” to “who are you holding up”.
Welcome to the Changemaker’s Market, a digital community of movers and makers who have generously donated their goods and services to benefit the BC Women’s Health Foundation.
Each and every item or service has been generously donated by a BC business owned by self-identified women. You can bid on items or buy them outright, with all proceeds benefiting the BC Women’s Health Foundation and our mission of healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.
We asked our Changemakers a few questions, including Asha Wheeldon, founder of Kula Kitchen @kulakitchen.
Her journey began in Kenya where sharing food with her community was an important part of every day. She migrated to Toronto as a young teenager where she was introduced to West African, Caribbean, and middle Eastern cuisine and culture. After moving to Vancouver she was inspired to create something unique that is reflective of her experiences by connecting people to their food and community.
What’s your Quarantine anthem?
Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
Why does women’s health matter to you?
Being a black woman, sister, daughter and mother; it’s important that everyone has access to care, resources and support. Everyone should support women’s health… because it matters.
What inspires you most about giving back to your community?
It’s a gift to be able to contribute. I have received so much and feel able to share.
What’s your unique mission with your service?
Offer more plant-based food options through accessible and affordable meal prep, catering and retail products.
What’s the first thing you’ll do post-social distancing?
One word to describe Kula Kitchen’s legacy?
Bid, buy, connect, create change. Every purchase made at the Changemakers Market is a declaration of your dedication to women’s health and equity in the healthcare system. Go you.
Whether you bid on the Changemakers Market from May 30 – June 6, or donate directly — you’re championing change for all women across BC.
BC Women’s Health Foundation is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. The information shared is intended to educate, inform, and point readers to credible sources. It is not intended to substitute professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of qualified healthcare professionals with any questions specific to your medical condition. For more information, visit HealthLinkBC.ca.