Pro Bono Perspectives S3E11: Julia Turshen, "Simply Julia"

Feeding a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Chef Julia Turshen

SOURCE: Common Impact


Chef, cookbook author, and activist Julia Turshen operates at the intersection of food and social justice. Her highly acclaimed cookbooks share deeply personal and meaningful narratives on LGBTQIA+ representation, racial equity, body positivity, and more. In this episode of Pro Bono Perspectives, Julia talks with host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly about food insecurity and how the pandemic put the spotlight on systems that were already broken, plus what each of us can do to promote social justice and equity from our kitchens.

Learn more about Julia and her latest cookbook, Simply Julia, at and visit, her easy-to-navigate directory of women and gender non-conforming individuals in the food industry, focusing primarily on members of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.

Tweet me: Chef Julia @turshen guests on @CommonImpact's #ProBono Perspectives podcast to talk about #diversity and #representation in the food industry, promoting #socialjustice and #equity from our kitchens, and her latest cookbook, "Simply Julia." Listen now!

KEYWORDS: Julia Turshen, Simply Julia, Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast, Common Impact, Danielle Holly, food justice, Food Insecurity, Hunger, World Hunger Day, Pride Month, Pride, LGBTQIA, Food Industry, cookbooks, Health, healthy living, DEI, diversity, equity, inclusion, Representation


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