Our Decolonizing Canna Cookbook Needs a Photographer

Our Decolonizing Canna Cookbook Needs a Photographer

From Esteban Orozco

I'm raising funds to pay for a photographer to take pictures of the delicious indigenous canna dishes. And for a graphic designer to design the book cover for the cookbook (7 Directions). The book launch is 4/20/19

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I'm raising funds to pay for a photographer and graphic designer for my upcoming book : 7 Directions: Turtle Island Decolonizing Guide & Plant Medicine Cookbook. I’m excited about it, making some real progress. I’m close to completing the rough draft. I’m have a couple chefs contributing also, and several indigenous and Chicanox/Latinx artists who are contributing their art for the book. Artists such as J. Storm Chavez, Jesus Medina, Kuiz Lopez Kalkoatl, and more likely to be announced soon. A couple writers are assisting with editing. And at this point could use assistance with graphic design and taking photos. The funds raised from this campaign will go directly to paying for professionals to work on the book in these areas. Likely $120 will be used to pay a graphic designer to design the book cover. And $300 will be used to take photos of prepared dishes for the cookbook.

It's both a plant medicine and decolonizing cookbook and a self help guide. (A copy of the Contents Page is in the photos). 7 Directions discusses climate crisis and provides proactive ways for the reader to prepare. It provides a history of the Turtle Island decolonized foods movement(s) that hopefully inspire the reader to examine their diet.. How these understandings can help the socially impacted, such as formerly incarcerated and veterans. All the way weaving through these food & plant medicine explorations, the author provides unique recipes to inspire, ground, delight the taste buds, and prepare for the new world on the horizon. 

This cookbook differs significantly from the vast majority of cookbooks. It draws connections between decolonizing foods movement, climate change and plant medicines for healing. It talks about how the cannabis has been used in traditional indigenous medicine. How to support poc canna businesses and equity. New understandings that support ancient beliefs about sacred peyote, ayahuasca, mushroom, cocoa and kava ceremonies to help heal physically and spiritually. The main author, Esteban Orozco, has been a nutrition coach for four years, a cook for even longer, in the cannabis field for over eight years. He currently works as a lab technician for Jetty Extracts. He’s been collecting recipes for over three years, and began writing this cookbook in September, 2018. The release party is April 20th, 2019. 

For those backers who contribute $20 will get a free e-copy of the book. For those who can contribute $50 will receive a signed copy of the e-book and your choice of an edible dish from the book. For this who contribute $70 will recieve an e-book and a free coaching session. Anyone who can contribute $120 can recieve a signed copy of the book and a hour long bodywork session with canna lotions from the author. 

Please help support my campaign to secure a photographer and graphic designer to follow my progress to launch the book in April. And please share with your friends.

In Solidarity, 

Esteban Orozco

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