Desi K. Robinson is a health and lifestyle journalist, arts educator, diva farmer and urban belle. She uses media as a platform to educate on overall wellness — from consumption of food to consumption of media images. Her media and wellness projects explore the intersections of art, culture, race, politics, health and the environment.
Robinson is the host of “Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s History Today,” a health and lifestyle show that speaks to and from the perspective of today’s girl. It airs on WBAI Radio 99.5 FM and www.wbai.org. She created What’s Cookin’ in the World, Miss Desi?©, an arts-based international cooking program to address childhood obesity, cultural competence and the use of fresh produce. Robinson explored the fundamentals of human nutrition and the connection between food and wellness while apprenticing at The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.
Robinson continues the connection between food, wellness and the environment as an urban farmer and proprietor of DeVyne Crown Farm. She serves as a board member of Urban Assembly School for Green Careers in New York City.
Robinson’s Talk, “My Health GPS: An Urban Belle Navigates Environment, Race, Food Justice and Lip Gloss,” will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 10 am to 11:30 am in Chemistry 370. Sponsored by the Sustainability Studies Program at Stony Brook University, the talk is part of the 2014 Earthstock celebration on campus.