The Emily Stubb Story: Show Notes

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Emily Stubb is a documentary filmmaker who’s environmental activism exposes issues such as food inequity in her hometown of Baltimore. Recognizing that the lack of access to nutrient dense food is an endemic crisis occurring in Baltimore City, Emily decided to highlight the stories of everyday people effecting positive change and reclaiming their human right to healthy food. Her short documentary, Deserted, which premiered at the 2019 Maryland Film Festival, has gained critical acclaim and continues to be screened throughout the country. Emily holds dual degrees in Documentary Filmmaking and Environmental Studies from Ithaca College. During our interview we discuss the depth and meaning of food apartheid, how producing films can make or break a leader, and giving up sugar (the struggle is real).

Film Trailer

Film Press:
WYPR | On the Record with Sheilah Kast
Blak Boxx Radio
WYPR | Midday with Tom Hall
WMAR Baltimore

Topics discussed in this episode:
[00:00] Introductions
[03:33] Deserted
[06:32] Food Apartheid
[07:46] Eric Jackson and the Black Yield Institute
[10:43] Takis and Cream Cheese
[13:54] We only scratched the surface
[19:16] An intimate process
[20:33] Making art with meaning
[22:39] The power of documentary
[25:28] What’d you learn about yourself?
[29:12] White Savior Complex
[31:57] I don’t want to give too much away
[35:08] A full circle moment
[37:04] Doctor Sebi
[42:46] Rapid Fire Questions — Grab your journal!

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Black Yield Institute
Baltimore Coalition for Positive Change

Book Recommendations:
The Doctor Sebi Diet

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About The Host:
Stevon Cook is a small business owner, policy maker and media personality. He is the founder of The Luther Harris Holding Company, a strategic advising company that focuses on creating partnerships, diversity recruitment and helping companies drive impact in the communities where they do business.

As the host of The Cook on Monday Morning podcast, he interviews high capacity leaders in a variety of industries. The goal of the podcast is to build a community of people creating lives that make them excited about Monday morning. At Cook on Monday Morning we believe that if we can own Monday morning, we can own the week, if we can own the week then we can own the year and if we change your year, we can change your life.

Cook is the former President of the San Francisco Board of Education. He was elected in 2016 with over 150,000 votes. He also served as CEO of Mission Bit, an education nonprofit focused on ending generational poverty through coding education for high school students.

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