Ysanet Batista
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About Me


Hola! My name is Ysanet (pronounced IS-uh-net) Batista. I am a queer Black Dominican woman who was born in NYC and raised between the Dominican Republic, NY, and Florida. I now live in NYC. I am a plant-based chef and created the food service & food justice worker co-op Woke Foods. When I am not with Woke Foods, I am helping others start their own worker-owned businesses at Green Worker Cooperatives, organizing around issues of food and social justice, and learning how to grow my own food and farm through Farm School NYC. I am saving and raising $$ to acquire land in the Dominican Republic and start a farm bed & breakfast co-op called Mamá Tingó Farm Bed & Breakfast. I also write personal essays and I am a contributing writer @ HipLatina.

I am using this site to share but also save memories of important and special pieces of my life.

Join me in cooking, farming, writing, organizing, healing, traveling, and saving $.

- Ysanet