This season features a house of formerly incarcerated women living in Flushing, Queens. Our first guest is Sharon, a former corrections officer, who is now chef and owner of Just Soul Catering, a company she started after her release from prison. Sharon’s scent memories, as you’ll find out, connect her love of food, her West Indian heritage, the terror of the night that sent her to prison for 20 years, and her journey to freedom.
We made a fragrance based on her story, a mélange of blood cedar, seaweed, turmeric and pimento berry, allspice and amber and ocean, a liminal space between the inside and the outside. Sharon's fragrance is available as part of a sampler set of perfumes with the women who participated in this season of MALA. Proceeds from the sampler and tote bag help fund this project.
Learn more about Sharon's catering company, JUST SOUL CATERING.
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