Melissa Thompson of Fowlmouths Food on childhood memories, her passion for food and LGBT activism.


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In this episode of Portrait of a Londoner we speak to Melissa Thompson owner of the food and recipe project and popular Instagram account Fowl Mouths Food

Portrait of a Londoner is a South-east London based podcast and in the first series we will be talking to people who live or work in Forest Hill, South-East London,_London.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • Her parents and their influence
  • Growing up in Dorset and early experiences of racism
  • Her early years as a journalist at The Mirror
  • Transitioning to working in food, running supper clubs and founding Fowl mouths
  • Coming out to her parents
  • Her LGBT activism
  • Her experience of being a parent as a gay, black woman.

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Instagram @fowlmouthsfood

Twitter @fowlmouthsfood

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