Bemnia Lathan


I’m a chronically ill, Afrolatina from Portland with a passion for makeup, skincare and my communities.


What will you be presenting on? Sexual trauma and chronic illness

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Prepare food with the intention to nourish your body and soul

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Pizza or some combo of rice beans and veggies

Favorite food: Pizza, donuts and Feijoada

Recommended reading: Anything written by Roxane Gay, Inheritance Cycle

Best meals: Pho, pasta, pizza

Food you’d like to try: Jamaican