Hope for Healthcare, Episode 1 | The Empowered Body with Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins

We’re excited to kick-off our new documentary mini-series, Hope for Healthcare, where patients and providers share the messy, intimate, real stories that have defined their relationship with healthcare—and might just help you define yours. 

“As I grew into adulthood, I absolutely didn’t have a trust of myself. I can say that now because I’m developing one, so I know the difference—and it’s drastic.”

Daphne Kauahi’ilani jenkins

On this episode, Kevin and Beck are joined by Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins (she/her). Daphne shares how her interactions with healthcare have informed and impacted her relationship with her body. Please note: This episode contains references to miscarriage, which some listeners may find upsetting.

Daphne Kauahi’ilani Jenkins is first and foremost an insatiably curious nerd and foodie. She is also a multidisciplinary academic who holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Science in Nutrition.

Daphne’s work is informed by intersectional feminist theory and her lived experiences as mixed, multiethnic woman of color with Chinese, Native Hawaiian, and Black roots. Daphne is committed to a nuanced approach to holistic nutrition where food’s culturally significant, aesthetic, and meaningful aspects are acknowledged and honored. Her practice, UMAUMA  (oo-mau-ma) WELLNESS offers an intersectional approach to nutrition counseling, food relationship coaching and culinary art explorations.

You can follow her on Instagram @daphne_k_jenkins where she does weekly Aloha Friday Butter Mochi and vegan Coco Mochi drops or @umaumawellness.

Daphne Mentions

Dr. Julie Brush and Dr. Rebecca Jennings at 2BWell in Portland, OR

National University of Natural Medicine

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