Black Vegans Rock: Chantele Jones
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FROM Black Vegans Rock
October 2020

Through my catering and pop ups, my mission is to dispel the negative stereotypes associated with vegan cuisine.

Chantele Jones

Hey - my name is Chantele Jones. Iím a wife, mother to three young ladies, and cookbook author. Iíve always been passionate about cooking but never thought that a business would come from it, initially.

For years, I went back and forth between eating meat and then not eating meat, but my business came about after deciding to go vegetarian and then vegan.

In 2012, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known as Hidradenitis Suppurativa; a chronic skin disease caused by inflammation inside the body. I would describe it as small pea sized lumps under the skin that when inflamed, become filled with fluid. It is extremely painful. They can develop anywhere there is hair and my scalp was affected the most.

Losing my hair and experiencing such extreme pain is what made me really get serious about my health and change my diet. As a result, Iíve been able to manage my HS condition without any medication or suggested surgery.

Iíve come to find that following a plant based diet can help with SO many common diseases and disorders in the body, yet itís most often the last resort.

Through my catering and pop ups, my mission is to dispel the negative stereotypes associated with vegan cuisine. I also offer cooking classes to educate my community on the many benefits of plant based eating and to show how to prepare healthy delicious meals for themselves and their families.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

IG: @estellascuisine

Website: EstellaCuisine.com


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