FOOD & VENDORS
Sum of Us Festival is thrilled to have the following food pop ups and wellness vendors onsite:
PARADISE CITY CREAMERY
Paradise City’s plant-based ice cream is a celebration of indulgence, inspired by the oldest profession.
Their bespoke flavors are crafted with decadent curiosity. With each scoop they aim to be the kind of pleasure they want to see in the world.
100% Plant-Based & Gluten-Free.
Owner Valerie Stunning (but you can call her Val), created Paradise City Creamery after a combined 20 years hustling in the restaurant & sex industries.
It is through a love of making ice cream that she lives her dream of facilitating flashy vibes, celebrating pleasure and encouraging people to put things in their mouth, slowly.
ISSA VEGAN THANG
Her name is Neisi, but most people call her Tiny. She is Puerto Rican, and has been raised back and forth between Miami, FL and Brooklyn, NY. Tiny is a self-taught performance artist and manager, event curator and chef. She has been cooking since age 15 and has always enjoyed being in the kitchen.
She believes that eating healthy and cruelty free should be accessible to EVERYONE, and wants to prove that eating humane, plant based, food can be affordable as well as delicious! She offers genuine Puerto Rican-inspired dishes and a variety of well-known favorites with her own special herbal blend.
Judie-Adaobi Mozie is a doula trained energy healer and chef/owner of Cosmic Kichin, a meal prep, catering and wellness company. Cosmic Kichin is electric based and African rooted aimed at bringing alkaline food, information, and products to inspire people to live more healthy, balanced lifestyles.
Inspired by Dr. Sebi’s life and legacy, Cosmic Kichin understands the significance of incorporating more electric foods into the diet and serves as a platform to encourage individuals to seek health, knowledge and energy.
One of the most fundamental components to any healing journey is self-care. Chef Adaobi uses several natural mediums such as art, reiki, crystals, herbs, and nutrition to restore balance and clarity that empowers individuals to put in the focus and work needed to reconnect to their higher selves.
ISSA VEGAN THANG + COSMIC KICHIN
Tiny and Judie met in the summer of 2019 and as two highly creative, WOC, vegan chefs with their own small businesses. Although their cooking styles are very different, an instant connection was made; they found common ground through their passion to share culture, heal, and cook delicious plant-based meals. They are growing as lovers by their joint ability to work wonderfully as business partners. They share similar mindsets and their differences create a positive balance within their relationship.
Tori and Vira are the co-founders of Suiheart Club. Their brand is committed to real life self-care and awareness. It began as a way for them to counteract the negativity they were seeing on Instagram. The dark scroll-holes of comparisons and non-reality of social media necessitated a platform where they could express their humor, motivation and real-talk positivity. They created original art and content focused on self-love and awareness, community and daily motivation. They also work with makers to design products that inspire a more positive and self-fulfilled lifestyle. Everything is made with intention and love in the USA.
ASTROLOGY & LIFE PATH
Freedom is a spirit weaver who morphs art, writing and movement together from different energies. She also works with archetypes, astrology, tarot, yoga, meditation, breath work and reiki among other holistic modalities. She believes when we are self aware, we are able to peer into and work through our deepest wounds.
Her aim is to use these methodologies as a mirror to help reflect and decode individual journeys that may have been lost.At Sum of Us, Freedom will be offering the following:
1. Astrology natal chart readings
2. Intuitive astrology oracle card counseling
3. Planetary lithomancy, an oracle utilizing crystals as planets and a board of the signs
4. Messages from your past lives and how to integrate them now
5. Life path & purpose natal chart readings
Stephanie is a massage therapist on the quest to becoming a healer. She loves to read people’s energy and meet people at the level they want to be met. This makes each session different, completely curated to what each person and their body needs. She is a massage chameleon, using varied yet appropriate tools from her massage toolkit that are necessary to accomplish what you ask for at the start of the session.
In her massage education, Stephanie has been trained in Swedish and Deep Tissue, with additional experience in Myofascial Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Orthobionomy, and more. Her touch is comforting, relaxing, and can lull you into a state of zen if your body invites her to do so. At other times, it can be rhythmic and fast-paced.
She listens first with her ears, then with her hands, holding space for each unique individual who ends up on her table.
At Sum of Us, Stephanie will be a Healing Massage Vendor focussing on Chakra unlocking massages.
Rebecca Zheng, CMT., is a queer, non-binary holistic healer based in Los Angeles. She is a Certified Bowenwork Practitioner, Certified Usui Reiki Energy Healer, and Certified Massage Therapist in California. Rebecca began her journey with bodywork after suffering from sudden and debilitating back pain in her early 20’s. After feeling hopeless with conventional healthcare, she found immense and lasting relief with Bowen therapy, along with a passion for making remedial therapies more accessible to LGBTQ+ and POC individuals. Her nurturing and intuitive approach to bodywork deeply relaxes and rebalances the physical, emotional, and energetic body.
Rebecca is trained in various modalities of therapeutic massage and bodywork including Bowen Therapy, Reiki, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage. Her clients find relief from a wide range of acute to chronic conditions, including back and neck pain, stress and anxiety, allergies, headaches, joint pain, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, and digestive problems.
Sum of Us Festival is still looking for amazing food trucks and vendors to be part of our revolutionary vision. Please contact us if this sounds like you!