Using my documentary business and food blog to drive social change.
I have fun writing this food blog but I also want to use it as a platform to do good. That’s why I’ve decided to blog to support No Kid Hungry and its mission to end childhood hunger in America, essential when one in five U.S. children don’t get the food they need.
When I was younger, my life was compartmentalized. I had my work life and my personal life – and nary should they meet. But as I’ve matured and as we’ve entered the digitized 24/7 world, I realize that I really only have one life. And now that I’m making documentaries like RAMON RISING, my worlds have morphed in ways I never imagined.
I created DeathbedFood® in 2011. The blog has evolved since then as I have. Initially, I wrote about celebrity chefs, restaurant openings and food events. Over time, I became more serious about my photos and my writing so the blog became a reason to develop skills in those areas. I built an award-winning Twitter feed with @DeathbedFood. And I’ve become more conscious about what I’m eating and where it’s coming from. So the blog now includes pieces on food safety, sourcing and socially conscious leaders within the food industry.
Meantime, I founded The Documentary Studio and began production on a feature documentary about an abandoned farmworker boy who became a doctor, RAMON RISING. Ramon suffered from hunger as do so many children today.
As social entrepreneur dedicated to using my for-profit documentary business to drive social change, I’ve decided to use the DeathbedFood® platform for good. The blog is a perfect platform to educate people about the scope of this problem, what No Kid Hungry is doing about it and how they may join to try to end hunger among our children. In this way, I hope DeathbedFood® will drive real change.