Active Cultures



Across each issue, contributing editors share their vision through collections of prose, poetry, sound, video, and more.

Issue 14  (Fall 2022)

Nneka Jackson

Nneka Jackson is a writer, lawyer, poet, and EIC of Eek! A Vagina, a zine that platforms censor-free expression of queer and trans people of color. As EIC of SKEW 3, an art and dialogue magazine, she creatively managed a magazine recently picked up by small and mighty literary boutiques across the United States, including in Miami, Florida and Reparations Club, as well as Salt Eaters and Skylight book shops in Los Angeles, California. Currently, her writing practice involves poetry and essays, with published work across several different platforms including gal-dem, SKEW and NIKE ACG. She is based between Kingston, Jamaica and Los Angeles.
Issue 13 (Summer 2022)

Ferron Salniker

Ferron Salniker is a freelance food and culture writer with a focus on identity, origins and the systems behind how we eat and drink. She also produces food and spirit events across the country. Ferron’s reporting has been published in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Life & Thyme, Whetstone and other California-based and international publications. She studied Journalism and Spanish literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is from Oakland and is currently based between her hometown and Los Angeles. ⁠

Issue 12 (Spring 2022)

Safia Siad

Safia Siad is a curator, writer, and DJ. Themes of joy, loving as resistance, liberation, hope, and care inform her practice. She recently curated interlude at The Art Gallery of Burlington which brought together works that meditate on the concept of rest and necessary spaces carved out for pause and preservation. Her work focuses on placemaking and archive building for those who rarely get to witness themselves reflected in art and media; along with bridging the gap between institutional and non-institutional ways of teaching and learning. She is currently building an Afrosonic Innovations Lab with Dr. Mark V Campbell at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Issue 11 (Winter 2022)

quori theodor

quori theodor / adore is an invitation to self, unlearning as insubordination. their work addresses questions of capital disobedience and the politics of vulnerability through the media of food and by-kids-for-kids⁠ programming. they are a founding member of Spiral Theory Test Kitchen and Circle Time School. they have⁠ shown work internationally, most recently with the Aspen Art Museum, and have a forthcoming children's cookbook with Mishou Magazine. they are based in NYC on unceded Lenape territory.⁠

Active Cultures is a cultural organization that explores the convergence of food and art in contemporary life.