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Pass the Salt

We have families. We eat at the dinner table. We have families who tell us what to eat, when to eat, and how to accept an arsenal of unsolicited comments about our bodies. They tell us we have eaten too much or too little. One day we’re too skinny, and within a matter of seconds, we’re too fat. And most days, we have no say. Pass the Salt is a community-generated mapping project that compiles geolocated moments of cultural dissonance at the dinner table. The intent of this project is to create a safe space for marginalized voices of mutli-ethnic and multi-generational families to share their own stories surrounding food and body image by posting anonymous anecdotes onto this map-based mobile platform. Through compiling a living archive of these moments of bodily joy, shame, and contentment, Pass the Salt fosters body-positive solidarity across cultures, communities, and dinner tables around the globe.

Pass the Salt

Jessica Li
Spring 2021
Design, Mobile Media

We have families. We eat at the dinner table. We have families who tell us what to eat, when to eat, and how to accept an arsenal of unsolicited comments about our bodies. They tell us we have eaten too much or too little. One day we’re too skinny, and within a matter of seconds, we’re too fat. And most days, we have no say. Pass the Salt is a community-generated mapping project that compiles geolocated moments of cultural dissonance at the dinner table. The intent of this project is to create a safe space for marginalized voices of mutli-ethnic and multi-generational families to share their own stories surrounding food and body image by posting anonymous anecdotes onto this map-based mobile platform. Through compiling a living archive of these moments of bodily joy, shame, and contentment, Pass the Salt fosters body-positive solidarity across cultures, communities, and dinner tables around the globe.