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Ladydrawers: Food and Freedom

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Sarah Becan, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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LadydrawersThis month, The Ladydrawers' "Growing Season" explores US food policy in our latest comics journalism strip, "Food and Freedom." Our previous two strips with Melissa Mendes, "Cultivating Policy" and "Cultivation," offered reports on Soul Fire Farm, an inspirational food justice project that confronts the food and land access issues faced by communities of color.

Our first two strips with Sarah Becan, "Roots & Migrations," and "Stinging Nettles," looked at how food traditions migrated to, or have been restricted on, US land and what individuals are doing to keep them alive. We're thrilled Sarah's returned to introduce us to the lawyer that keeps an eye on food freedoms in the US. Next month, Mendes returns to show us how one aspect of food policy is contributing to a nationwide health epidemic, right under our very noses.

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Endnote:

1. " 'Tavern Talk' and the Origins of the Assembly Clause," Baylen Linnekin, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol 39:3, p. 594.

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Sarah Becan

Sarah Becan is an award-winning illustrator, designer, writer and comics artist in Chicago, Illinois, with a special interest in cuisine and hospitality, food illustration, and restaurant design and illustration. Her work has appeared in Saveur, Love Chicago, Womanthology and the collaborative serial collection Cartozia Tales.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Ladydrawers: Food and Freedom

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Sarah Becan, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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LadydrawersThis month, The Ladydrawers' "Growing Season" explores US food policy in our latest comics journalism strip, "Food and Freedom." Our previous two strips with Melissa Mendes, "Cultivating Policy" and "Cultivation," offered reports on Soul Fire Farm, an inspirational food justice project that confronts the food and land access issues faced by communities of color.

Our first two strips with Sarah Becan, "Roots & Migrations," and "Stinging Nettles," looked at how food traditions migrated to, or have been restricted on, US land and what individuals are doing to keep them alive. We're thrilled Sarah's returned to introduce us to the lawyer that keeps an eye on food freedoms in the US. Next month, Mendes returns to show us how one aspect of food policy is contributing to a nationwide health epidemic, right under our very noses.

Click here to open full-size in new window.2015 0714ld

Endnote:

1. " 'Tavern Talk' and the Origins of the Assembly Clause," Baylen Linnekin, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol 39:3, p. 594.

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Sarah Becan

Sarah Becan is an award-winning illustrator, designer, writer and comics artist in Chicago, Illinois, with a special interest in cuisine and hospitality, food illustration, and restaurant design and illustration. Her work has appeared in Saveur, Love Chicago, Womanthology and the collaborative serial collection Cartozia Tales.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.