In Nourishing Possibility, Taylor Johnson-Gordon reflects on the dangers of the Standard American Diet and the lack of nutrition education and awareness in prenatal care. She begins with providing context around why doctors across the country are ill equipped to deal with the increase in preventable diseases during pregnancy, especially for Black women. In a time where Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and/or childbirth than white women, Taylor believes that nutrition is a core part of the solution. She offers in depth insight on why real plant foods and herbs are essential for Black mamas-to-be by integrating evidence-based nutrition, experience, and traditional food within the African diaspora. Nourishing Possibility is an empowering guide for sistahs, from a sistah.
About the Author:
Taylor Johnson-Gordon is the Founder and Director of Sistah of the Yam, LLC, a Philadelphia based company whose mission is to help Black women and girls heal and grow resiliency through real, affordable food. Taylor is a food educator and herbalist with a particular interest in pregnancy and postpartum nutrition. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health (with a focus on Herbal Medicine) from Maryland University School of Integrative Health. She is also a becoming a Certified Nutrition Consultant in Pregnancy and Postpartum through Oh Baby Nutrition.