our kind of fest
Thanks for coming!
Come hang with us for a day of delicious food and inspiring conversations with people who are changing the way we think about wellness.
Here’s the plan.
First we eat: Your healthyish breakfast comes with an inspiring welcome speech, then you're off to a panel discussion of your choice. Then lunch, of course! After your second panel, you'll sit down to a conversation with Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro and special guests. The topic: Is wellness actually good for us? We'll end the day with one-on-one mentoring sessions with our featured panelists, plus more drinks and bites. Good food and good vibes, from morning to night.
$99 / ticket
THE BIG SPEECH
Tony, Emmy, and Grammy
A UK native, Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2010. Erivo made her Broadway debut reprising her role as ‘Celie’ in the critically acclaimed revival of “The Color Purple” after first playing the role in London in 2013. Her performance on Broadway earned her several awards, including the Tony®, Grammy®, Daytime Emmy Award®, and more. This fall Erivo will be seen starring in two major films for 20th Century Fox. Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale,” starring Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, and Dakota Johnson. She’ll also star as ‘Belle’ in Steve McQueen’s drama, “Widows,” opposite Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Daniel Kaluuya.
yes, there’s more!
Food & Drink From...
Giles Russell and
Two Hands is a community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee. Taking inspiration from Australia's forward-thinking culinary scene and relaxed beachside lifestyle, Two Hands aims to be a place for the community near and far to come unwind.
and Emily Fiffer
After a decade as food writers and editors, Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer went from documenting to doing. The result, Botanica, is devoted to vegetables, natural wine and good times, and founded on two fundamental beliefs: that community, sustainability, health, and happiness are the pillars of hospitality; and that healthful cooking can be vibrant, creative, wildly satisfying and fun.
Lil’ Deb’s Oasis
Hannah Black and
Lil’ Deb’s Oasis is a restaurant, art installation and community project collaboration founded by artists/chefs Hannah Black and Carla Perez-Gallardo. They serve tropical comfort food in Hudson, NY and frequently collaborate with artists, galleries, and the like-minded.
LET'S TALK ABOUT...
(you'll pick two panels when you buy your ticket)
Entrepreneurs Run the World
with Daina Trout,
Alison Roman, and
What Are Adaptogens and Can They Really Change Your Life?
with Rachelle Robinett
Redefining Natural Beauty
with Desiree Pais,
Sophia Roe, Abena
Boamah, Zora Casebere, and Ashley
Self-Care: Indulgence or Activism?
with Sara Elise, Fariha
Róisín, Alisha Ramos,
and Meredith Talusan
Why Food Sovereignty Matters
with Reem Assil,
and Yemi Amu
meet the panelists
Hanahana Beauty is a skincare brand committed to empowering women of color, handcrafting all products using 100% natural ingredients. Abena is a creative entrepreneur, educator, and carries her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology. Her passion has led her to advance efforts in holistic mental health and empowering women and youth of color.
Founder and CEO, Girls’ Night In
Alisha Ramos, 28, is the Founder and CEO of Girls’ Night In (GNI), a new self-care company helping women relax, recharge, and cultivate community through monthly book clubs, events, and a fun Friday newsletter that reaches over 60,000+ women across the globe.
Alison Roman is a writer, cook, and author of ”Dining In.” A contributor at Bon Appetit Magazine and The New York Times, she writes accessible recipes for the modern home cook. Originally from Los Angeles, she lives in Brooklyn, until she decides to move upstate like everyone else.
Senior Beauty Editor, the Cut
Ashley Weatherford is a senior beauty editor at the Cut, where she covers the wild world of face masks, lipsticks, and beyond. Previously she launched her own beauty blog, August Skin. She is from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Northwestern University.
CEO and Co-Founder, Health-Ade Kombucha
Daina co-founded Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012 alongside husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew, in LA. She has Masters’ degrees in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University and worked in corporate America before pursuing her passion for “real” food, developing the best-tasting, highest quality kombucha on the market.
Beauty and Wellness
Desiree is passionate about sharing the ancient teachings and practices that have been used by Queens, Empresses, Initiates, Yoginis, and revolutionary women throughout history to enhance their power, beauty, and radiance. She hosts a monthly workshop called The Art of the Radiant Woman which teaches women how to step into their power.
Fariha Róisín is a writer living on Earth.
Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine and Co-Host, 'Still Processing'
Jenna Wortham is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and co-host of the podcast ‘Still Processing.’ She is working on a book with the inimitable Kimberly Drew called ‘Black Futures,’ to be published by OneWorld. She is also an aspiring herbalist and reiki healer.
Black Girl in Om
Lauren Ash is a visionary, yoga teacher, and founder of the culture-shifting lifestyle brand synonymous with black women’s wellness—Black Girl In Om. From the BGIO podcast—which reaches nearly one million listeners—to Self-Care Sunday, Lauren considers her work an act of compassion and belonging.
Executive Editor, them.
The author of the forthcoming memoir, Fairest, from Viking / Penguin Random House. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Nation among other publications, and she has contributed to several books, including Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay.
Chef and Food Educator
Chef, advocate, educator, and organizer, working towards an equitable food system and building a network of indigenous food leaders. He is a Salzburg Global Fellow, and founder of the I-Collective, an indigenous collective that promotes a healthy food system that values people, traditional knowledge, and the planet over profit.
Co-Founder and Chief
Nicolas graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he met his fellow sweetgreen co-founders. They believe the choices we make about what we eat, where it comes from, and how it's prepared has a direct and powerful impact on the health of individuals, communities, and the environment.
Founder, Brooklyn Brewed Caribbean Approved Sorrel
Nzinga aims to elevate and share the natural goodness of exotic Caribbean drinks in their authentic form while making them widely available within the U.S. market. Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel is a delicious brewed and aged non-alcoholic, naturally sweet, spicy, and complex beverage with over a 400-year Caribbean heritage.
Certified in Complementary and Integrative Health and Clinical Family Herbalism, Rachelle has studied the relationship between plants and people with healers and shaman in North, Central, and South America. Founder of Supernatural—an herbal cafe and shop, a product line of plant-based remedies, workshops, and private health coaching.
Owner, Dyafa and Reem's California
Reem's restaurants are inspired by her Palestinian-Syrian upbringing surrounded by aromas and tastes of food and the connections they evoked of her heritage, family, and community. Before her culinary career, Reem worked as a community and labor organizer and is dedicated to social justice as a core business value.
Owner, Harvest &
Revel and Co-Founder,
Sara Elise is the owner-designer of Harvest & Revel, an alternative catering company creating nutritious and ethically produced culinary experiences. She’s also a private chef and freelance wellness and manifestation coach. Combining her work in wellness, cooking, and nutrition—Sara Elise and Tara Purnell recently co-founded Blind Seed, an organization providing space for communal care, wisdom-sharing, and self-exploration.
The daughter of a social worker, and granddaughter of a Black Panther, she graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a master’s at Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences. In 2016, she co-founded Nourish|Resist, a multiracial collaborative using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance.
Chef, Wellness Expert, and Empowerment Architect
Her sparkling, wildly passionate, yet relatable and candid videos and posts on health and mindfulness light up social media—showing her uniquely tolerant and holistic approach to the journey to wellness. Her methods incorporate great nutrition and culinary information, beauty tips, and words of personal growth and encouragement to her followers.
Founder and Farm Manager,
Yemi directs all of Oko Farms’ programs and has a Masters Degree in Health and Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has facilitated the creation and maintenance of 20 edible spaces at schools and community organizations including a rooftop farm in Crown Heights and a 1/4 acre farm at the Weeksville Heritage Center.
Yola was born in Oaxaca and grew up in Mexico City. After inheriting her grandfather’s mezcal farm, she began producing handcrafted, organic, small batch mezcals. She then opened a renowned mezcaleria in Mexico City. In 2016, Jimenez, and her partners launched Yola Mezcal, a female owned and operated mezcal company.