My name is Fozia Ismail, I run a Somali supper club and research project in Bristol.
Arawelo Eats is a platform for exploring East African food in exciting ways; not just what's being served on the plates at my supper club but what it means for our understanding of belonging in a post- Brexit world.
This has involved me researching and writing about race and British identity for the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, designing workshops with Keep It Complex feminist art collective, Serpentine Gallery, Jerwood Project Space & Museum of London and Colonial Countryside Project using food as method to think through some of these complex issues.
I have been featured on Observer Food Magazine, BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery Ox Tales podcast, Vittle's Food Newsletter, Food 52, Vice Munchies and more recently on Nadiya's Fast Flavours on BBC2.
I am a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed in Bristol and currently working on House of Weaving Songs a project with Dhaqan Collective, a Somali Feminist arts collective I co-founded with Ayan Cilmi.