CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Shakirah Simley is a writer, educator, and community organizer in San Francisco who has dedicated her career to making the world a more just and equitable place. She came to prominence in the local food world as the community director for famed local grocer, Bi-Rite, and directed $1.3 million worth of support to more than 2,500 organizations in the Bay Area. In 2016, she co-founded Nourish|Resist, a multiracial collaborative using food spaces and people as tools for collective resistance, and last year, she was a fellow the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications, from Bon Appétit to Civil Eats, and she contributed the essay “How Food Can Be a Platform for Activism” to Julia Turshen’s recent cookbook, Feed The Resistance.