Culture

Pandora Thomas

Earth care, people care, and fair share with Pandora Thomas

Pandora Thomas is an activist, educator, designer, and caregiver building sustainable systems for an equitable future. She is a force to be reckoned with and one of our fav interviewees.

September 10, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Good mood food with Liz Moody

The cookbook author, writer, podcaster, and former food editor at mindbodygreen speaks openly about her mental health journey, and how it’s ultimately guided her career. She’s always candid with her community, whether discussing body image, relationships, or getting messy in the kitchen.

September 1, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Cookie activism meets bake therapy with Jasmine Cho

Representation in baked goods matters. We talk cookie activism and the innovative field of baking therapy led by Jasmine Cho.

July 9, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

Sara Kiyo Popowa illustration by Hawnuh Lee

Multi-disciplinary Missions with Sara Kiyo Popowa of Shiso Delicious

Sara Kiyo Popowa is a creative in every sense of the word and is dedicated to teaching others how to eat sustainably.

April 20, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

Kate Weiner Illustration

Light, Love, and Loam with Kate Weiner

Through printed words, conscious community experiences, and conversation, Loam encourages sustainable practices and intersectionality.

March 6, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food Curious with Jen Hung

Jen’s blog, Root Fare, embodies her resolve to not accept something as truth just because a label or tradition says it’s so. And her playful approach to plant-based cooking makes us want to spend the weekend massaging heads of cabbage for homemade kimchi.

February 24, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Food, Feelings, and Reframing with Sophia Roe

Chef and wellness advocate Sophia Roe exudes youthful enthusiasm, but it’s clear she’s wise beyond her years. Behind vibrant plates of vegetables, an infectious laugh, and seriously gorgeous hair, she has deeply compassionate insight that I imagine stems from the adversity she’s overcome.

January 16, 2020 | by Maia Welbel

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Rehumanizing with Em von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life

Em von Euw is the writer, activist, and all around plant-based champion behind This Rawsome Vegan Life. We talked to Em about allowing their blog to evolve as their values did, their journey with gender and body acceptance, and practical tips for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle with self-compassion.

December 31, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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Baked Nostalgia with Masa Madre

Tamar Fasja Unikel and Elena Vázquez Felgueres are two halves of Masa Madre, a bakery inspired by Jewish-Mexican tradition. Based in Chicago, the duo whips up delights like vegan cinnamon churro babka and za’atar challah to order daily.

October 14, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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The Plantiful Plate with Christine Wong

Christine crafts vibrant vegetable dishes, stunning smoothie bowls, and ratatouilles that make you question why you don’t always slice your eggplant into perfectly thin coins. But her mission goes beyond brightening your scrolling experience. Through social media and her recently released cookbook, The Plantiful Plate, she’s helping us all eat more plants with less plastic.

August 25, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

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Sustainable Small Business with Moji Igun

Blue Daisi officially launched in January 2019, but Moji Igun had been garnering her passion and expertise for years before that. She says she knew she wanted “to help save the planet” since she was a kid, but didn’t know what that looked like as a career path.

June 24, 2019 | by Maia Welbel

“Healthyish” Wellness with Amanda Shapiro

Amanda Shapiro is heading up Healthyish to transform how we inhabit and engage with the confusing world of “wellness”—from what we put in our pantries to what we put on our skin.

March 26, 2019 | by Maia Welbel