This weekend was full of such love and unity. I had the great privilege and honor to take part in what took place here in Charleston, SC! None other than The 1st Annual Sol Food Vegan Festival!
This Festival was geared towards empowering those who are vegans and vegetarians as well as encouraging those who aren’t to partake. It’s purpose was to build community here in the Lowcountry within the vegan community and beyond.
The vision behind this event was felt from the very moment you stepped in the park. What better place to have the Festival than at The Grove On Patriots Point. The trees hovered over in the most beautiful way leaving plenty of room for the sun to shine through.
The vendors were plentiful and each stand had something for everyone. From veggie tacos to vegan ice cream we had it all. To top it all off there were two stages one for the live band and spoken word presentations and another for chef demonstrations.
The live band featured was “Mystic Vibrations” The Lowcountry’s favorite reggae band and the show stopper “Official Grey” closed us out with his heavy hitter “A Vegan Thanksgiving.” The main stage was for live food demonstrations and the phenomenal Celebrity “Chef Ahki” graced us with her presence, skills, and insight.
I left full on every aspect food and spirit wise. A special thank you to the cultivators of this amazing Festival for welcoming me into the community. Each and everyone of them have become family to me. A very very special warm thanks to my “Issa” Victoria Felder one of the phenomenal visionary members. This woman has become my soul sister from day 1. Less than an a year of friendship and we are joined at the hip encouraging, supporting, crying, and just being there for each other in anyway possible.
Don’t believe the hype women can unite, join forces, and leave a powerful impact on their communities.
I leave you with an invitation to next years Veg Sol Fest and a few pictures that I captured along the way.