My husband's great aunt Lula was a fighter. Literally. She was one of the first African American female professional wrestlers in the country. Though Aunt Lula was an unmistakably strong and beautiful woman throughout her life, you would have been hard pressed to get her to talk about her wrestling days. The wrestling circuit was full of complicated memories, no surprise for such a line of work for a Black woman in the 1950's. Around these parts, we think of her forgotten fame as a legacy worth remembering, part of the deep heritage of women's athletics and human resiliency in our country.
The cookie named in Aunt Lula's honor has a chocolate chip-less cookie dough based that is enhanced by bits crushed roasted cashews and deconstruction caramel corn, two of her favorite things. Full of subtly and nostalgia, the cookie tastes like the sunshine of home.
Want to know more about the history of Black female wrestlers? Check out this documentary.
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