I’m Adwoa and I have aspired to be a chef since the age of 16. I started my culinary journey by watching the Food Network and quickly running to the co-op to cook the meals I so eagerly wanted to taste. As a self-taught cook, I find inspiration in every meal, every color palette, every scent throughout my day.
Marcus Garvey gave us the concept of ‘Race First’ and total self-sufficiency. There is a huge component missing in the Afrakan centered framework. We lack good physical and mental health. We tend to reject the non-Afrakan view in regards to the study of history and politics, however, we continuously follow the nutritional guidelines that are not compatible with ours.
The plant-based journey is not one that ends once someone “becomes vegan.” It is a lifelong journey that continuously changes as we return back to our Afrakan selves.
Initially, I transitioned to a vegetarian diet in a challenge by close friends. I had an attachment to the flesh. I enjoyed the consumption, but not the preparation. As someone suffering from physical ailments such as recurring migraines, arthritis, and gastro issues, I realized the vegetarian way was not helping me to the best of my body’s ability.
Luckily, I had the support that guided me through my transformation. Joining an Afrakan centered biology course, led by Born Mastermind Allah, I knew there were changes to be made in my lifestyle. Master Herbalist, Khensu ‘Sideeq’ Ani, assisted me during my journey with his wonderful product, Black Root Tonic. With support and love from my loved ones, friends who became family, I turned my teenage dream into a full-time career.
Seulful was initially a display of flesh-free meals. I wanted to show friends and family there is a way to create and consume delicious foods without harmful toxins. With motivation from my amazing support team, Seulful has transformed into what is today.