Building The Jikoni Community
Hey Jikoni community, Jasmyn here.
So you want to get involved but maybe you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you don’t have a recipe but you want to share your favorite restaurant (for when we can all eat out again). Figuring out how to participate can be a bit overwhelming at first so I thought of some fun ways for you to get involved in the Jikoni community right now. Think of this as a menu of ideas— you can choose what fits your appetite. You can try one thing or two or try them all!
Course 1: Get Social #MyJikoni
- Follow us on our social channels YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you can stay up to date with our content and connect with us.
- Share Jikoni content with your own communities via social media or old school word of mouth. The more people joining our community, the greater our pool of knowledge will be.
- Tagging @jikonicreative and using our hashtag #MyJikoni for relevant posts like…
- I made a Moroccan Spiced meatloaf– a delicious twist on a simple dish. #MyJikoni
- Comment on the site. We’re here to learn from each other, encourage one another, and grow. Share a tip on a blog post or kind feedback on your experience making a dish.
Course 2: Submissions
- Share a recipe. Not sure how to write one? Check out our guide here.
- DM us on Instagram a short video (15-30 seconds) showing us what a typical meal in your city looks like. See the one I did here.
- Share a city guide. Tip: Since we aren’t traveling, use a place you’ve been so we can all take a digital trip. Oh and guess what? We’ve got a template for that too.
Course 3: Pitch
- Pitch to collaborate with our production team to make high-quality video content for topics like travel destinations, restaurant experiences, and short cooking segments. We’re always open to your ideas so feel free to pitch it via firstname.lastname@example.org
Jikoni aims to be a platform highlighting cuisines and culinary ideals that are under-represented in the culinary field. This is a place that exists on contributions and interactions by the people, for the people. It is a reflection of a colorful and diverse African diaspora. I hope you find space for yourself here to share your stories of food and beyond.