podcast : Mona Stilwell - nourish & nurture
On this episode I’m joined by Feeding Mama founder Mona Stilwell.
What I loved most about sitting down with Mona is hearing about her non-linear professional past and journey into Motherhood.
Mona shares how her Mother’s gift of a postpartum chef gave her more than sustenance and describes how she then took a Chinese tradition and created a meaningful way to nourish new parents.
*Note I nearly ended the interview early, but Mona kindly reminded me that we had only talked off air about how she became a Mother. Keep listening past the 45 min marker because its exceptionally moving*.
TAGS: Gurleen & Maan Farms, Karima Challouf, Dumpling King, Malta Tayag (Bakit), Anita Cheung, Dasanko restaurant, Justin from Crowbar, soap dispensary
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About Mona & Feeding Mama
Mona was born in Malaysia on the territories of the Rungus people. Her ancestors are from China, Indonesia and Portugal. She’d like to honour that she grew up on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsawwassen (sc̓əwaθen), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Kwantlen, and Stz'uminus. In the place now known as Richmond.
She had a fulfilling career as a Project Manager working in software while dabbling in filmmaking on the side. After the birth of her twins, her priorities shifted and she decided to share her own postpartum food experience with a broader audience by modernizing traditional Chinese meals and increasing accessibility and awareness of this vital support for parents of newborns. Now that she’s directed her energies to Feeding Mama, she is gonna project manage the heck out of this venture while documenting the business journey in the form of a podcast.
Feeding Mama is in the early stages of launching and is a meal delivery service company for brand new parents.
5% of all gross sales go to the aboriginal mothers centre society.