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Ysanet Batista

Ysanet Batista is a queer Black Dominican woman, born in Harlem, NY and raised in between the Dominican Republic and Hialeah, FL. Ysanet graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI and spent a couple of years working in major hotel companies before transitioning to community-based work. She is the creator and chef of Woke Foods, a worker cooperative focused on offering Dominican and other Afro-Caribbean plant-based foods through catering, cooking classes, and workshops. When she is not working on developing Woke Foods, Ysanet is helping other people start their own worker-cooperative businesses at Green Worker Cooperatives. She is currently a student at Farm School NYC earning a certificate in Urban Agriculture and is working towards acquiring land and starting a farm cooperative in her homeland of the Dominican Republic soon. 

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How I Learned to Embrace My Blackness as a Dominican Woman

I have always considered myself a proud Dominican woman. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had the opportunity to learn about…

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