What? We are super excited to be sponsoring Cowichan Valley Disability, Culture and Food Through Art Exhibit.
Who? Jules Sherred, owner of Polaris Creative is a “disabled food photographer and advocate with a mission to increase awareness and provide solutions to create better food accessibility to those who need it.
Social Impact? To create a photography and video exhibit – both online and in-studio – that showcases the food-related stories of eight disabled Canadians, eight Canadians from culturally diverse backgrounds, and eight Cowichan Valley food and beverage producers.”
Why did the Resource Key want to sponsor Disability, Culture and Food through Art Exhibit? This exhibit has the capability to make a huge impact in the community. It is important for people to understand the barriers that disabled people face regarding access to food and all of the intersections with other areas of marginalization. This exhibit provides opportunities for listening to first person food experiences about disabled Canadians. It allows for opportunities for people to learn, make changes through actionable solutions and connect to art in new ways. We absolutely love that this exhibit is accessible too so that anyone can access it and enjoy.
How to Support? Visit Cowichan Valley Disability, Culture and Food: An Exhibit – Disability, Culture and Food Art (disabilityandfood.art) The exhibit, slated to run from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.
Where to Follow and Stay Updated? Polaris Creative on Instagram and Facebook. Jules’ website Disabled Kitchen and Garden which is Kitchen and garden tips and tricks for the disabled, written by someone who is disabled.
“I want to use my platform to showcase the stories of other people, I want to elevate their voices, I don’t want to tell their story for them, I want to give them the ability to share their stories to allow people to connect with it. Like you are sitting down with a friend over a cup of coffee and you’re learning about something that you have never ever ever have thought of before because of your own privilege and you’re like wow how have I not know about this I want to be part of a solution.”
— Jules Sherred