Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook

Join us at the (free!) Philly Trans Health Conference on Thursday, June 13th!

Creating Shared Community through Storytelling

Join NYC’s Red Umbrella Project for a session on creating community through storytelling. We believe that storytelling is the building block of movement building, so we organize storytelling, theater, and writing workshops to support people who are transgender and/or involved in the sex trades in telling their own stories. Whether the stories are just for oneself, shared in a room of peers, or told publicly in a performance or creative context, they help us make sense of ourselves and our experiences. Listening to and witnessing each others’ stories also creates an environment of mutual, empathetic support.In this session, we will discuss how we created our community storytelling workshops, including bringing community together, curriculum, teaching tactics, and lessons learned. We will also get the workshop attendees involved by practicing some of the storytelling and theater techniques we use in our workshops.
Room:

 106A

Cooking in Heels Book Signing with Ceyenne Doroshow

In Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook, Ceyenne Doroshow offers up 40 Southern-style favorites with a Caribbean twist. A transgender woman who was inspired to write her book while serving prison time for a prostitution conviction, Ceyenne’s book shows that food and love are the ties that bind, and family is what you make it. During this event, Ceyenne will share tips for making family meals with few ingredients and limited resources. She will also tell stories from her life and sign books.

Time:

13 June 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Place:

 Wooden Shoe Books- 704 South St.

 

Cooking in Heels is now available for purchase in both print and ebook formats.

In Cooking in Heels, Ceyenne Doroshow offers up 40 Southern-style favorites with a Caribbean twist. As a transgender woman who was inspired to write her book while serving prison time for a prostitution conviction, Ceyenne might not seem like the most likely representative of home cooked family values. But her book, which is peppered with good humor and begins with the story of her life, shows that food and love are the ties that bind, and family is what you make it.

 

Author Bio

Ceyenne Doroshow was raised in Brooklyn and fought very hard for her day-to-day survival as a transgender girl. Escaping into the kitchen and learning how to cook became a source of power for Ceyenne, and to this day she uses food to bring people together and get over their differences. Now a grown lady, she has been blessed to be an advocate, caseworker, program coordinator, advisor, parent, grandparent, ex-escort, lover, and friend.

Ceyenne is available for interviews and appearances and would be happy to share her stories about growing up as a transgender girl in New York, especially her struggles with employment, housing, education, and family. She is also available to talk food and teach cooking classes, especially with LGBTQ youth.

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Check out the Kickstarter video and campaign about the book – our backers made this book possible!

Cooking in Heels was published by the Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) in October 2012. Ceyenne worked closely with RedUP founder and director Audacia Ray in writing and publishing the book.

For sales and press inquiries (including review copies), contact: Audacia Ray, audaciaray@redumbrellaproject.org or call 347-927-3867