bombASSbabes Session 9
BombASSbabes is a mini-series celebrating the tenacious broads of Cincinnati. The short films explore a sundry of hobbies, skills, and enthusiasms women choose to pour their creative energy into.
The hope is to expose what it means to live in tensions between vulnerable and unapologetic, tender and rooted, humble and bold, plus the millions more we call upon ourselves as we seek balance.
BombASSbabes welcomes trans, genderqueer, and non-binary people.
Olivia Nava cultivating community through locally grown food.
Biz writes: why Olivia is a babe. Anybody who has the tenacity and grit to work in all seasons of the year, not only in the elements but quite literally with the elements, is someone to be greatly admired. Olivia holds herself so humbly – yet carries a steadfast knowledge of the land and the cycles/processes surrounding creation from it. Plus, her genuine excitement over something as simple as the taste of a newly plucked vegetable (yes, still covered in dirt) is sincerely remarkable and entirely contagious. Trust me, you want her on your desert island.
Olivia writes: why she's a babe. I was inspired by my loved ones and wanting to serve my community. Communicating from the most vulnerable part of you that wants to make a difference takes some courage. But how do you make the leap? When is the right time and how do you make a living doing so? Farming is not a super lucrative business! The drive and the hard work is all your own for sure, but I’m always aware of and grateful for the positive feedback and support out there. Especially from other women, Latinx and Q.T.P.O.C. [queer and trans people of color] farmers and my cooperative family. It’s made me a better member of my community and helped me grow as a farmer.
Check out other bombASSbabes videos here and stay tuned for more episodes on the first Saturday of every month!