About Keya

Originally attending college to study marine biology and primarily working in youth and community development in environmental education, Keya has navigated her way into afro-ecology, African American food history and cuisine, and the culinary arts, in general. Keya lives a creative life and finds value in nurturing her curiosities.

She has a deep reverence for the land and intentionally connects to it, advocates for it, and lovingly stewards it. She loves to share from her personal experiences and intentional efforts the interconnectedness of nature and social and healing justice.

She's playful, cultivates joy, and considers herself an Explorer --in the sense that she is open to exploring anything that piques her interest. She's a momma; actively learning to be soft and extend grace. Through her ' Love Work, 'she wants to show the world that when we include: joy, play, spirituality, grace, connection, and exploration into our daily lives, we can collectively shift from surviving communities to thriving communities, moving from an individualistic perspective to a cooperative one.

Distance brings fear.

Proximity brings care.

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