Becoming A Cultural Kinkeeper

Aug 3rd, 2023 | Episode 262

What does it mean to be a cultural kinkeeper and how does that idea relate to grief? These are two of the questions we explore with Anika Chabra, co-founder of Root & Seed, a platform meant to inspire people to collect and document family stories, recipes, and traditions. When Anika’s mom died suddenly in 2019, she realized just how much she didn’t know, not just about her mom, but also about their family history and cultural traditions. Root & Seed is Anika’s offering to help others have meaningful conversations with their family members in the hopes of recording those important stories and legacies.

We discuss:

  • The ways Anika's mother mothered her
  • How Anika went searching for stories about her mother after her death
  • What else Anika lost when her mother died
  • The origin of Root & Seed and the digital and physical tools they provide to help people document their family stories and traditions
  • What she most wishes she could tell her mom now

Social handles: @rootandseedco


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