Category: los angeles

The Inequality of Wellness

activism, entrepreneur, health, los angeles, mental health, Millennials, society May 11, 2020

In this episode, we’re diving into the process of creating equity in the wellness industry with Maryam Ajayi, CEO + Founder of Dive in Well, movement cultivating space, community, conversations and change for a more equitable and accessible wellness industry.

Maryam is also the Founder of Indagba, a holistic business strategy agency helping socially conscious people and companies grow into their full potential.

Here’s my conversation with Maryam, and how you can connect with her:

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Dive in Well

@maryamajayi

Beauty 4 All

activism, america, beauty, los angeles, politics, purpose April 15, 2020

In this episode, my guest Shirley Raines, founder of Beauty 2 The Streetz, schools me on the mechanisms of creating change, which she does by providing makeovers on Skid Row with her ever-growing non-profit.

Shirley started Beauty 2 The Streetz as a means to heal after losing one of her sons, who passed away at a young age. She now considers herself a mother to the hundreds that she services on Skid Row every Saturday.

Here’s my conversation with Shirley and links to support Beauty 2 The Streetz:

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Donate to Beauty 2 The Streetz

Shirley’s Instagram

Easy, Vegan Recipes Non-Vegans Will Love

eat, lifestyle, los angeles, summer, youtube July 31, 2019

If your hot girl summer has been anything like mine, it has involved wayyyyyy too many Postmates orders to Pasta Sisters.

And though my orders have been decidedly vegetarian, it’s never a bad time to reign in the carb-fest with some plant-based goodness.…Or some vegan meals that have plants involved (but are basically a less sinister version of the hot girl summer I’ve been having thus far…)

Whatever health goal you’re currently trying to crush, here are some vegan recipes to the rescue!

Tofu Scramble

  • 1 box firm tofu
  • 1 handful of spinach or kale
  • 1 handful mushrooms
  • ½ of a small onion
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric (for color)

Instructions:

(watch me and my friend Jackie make this in our last mukbang)

Dump Cake

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 bag frozen fruit with raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry or peach and mango
  • 1.5-2 sticks Miyoko vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup (without fructose), agave

Instructions:

(Jackie and I also made this after our Galentine’s date and it was to die for)

Vegan Margherita Pizza

  • 1 ball of dough
  • 1 jar tomato sauce **be sure to read the label, many sauces have cheese in them!
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 handful of basil
  • Vegan mozzarella (my favorite is from Trader Joes)

Instructions:

I know you know how to make a pizza…I won’t insult your intelligence

Still hungry? Good Clean Food is one of my favorite vegan-vegetarian-flexitarian guides!

Finding Good Selfie Lighting at the Marciano Foundation

art, events, los angeles, museums, news, wanderlust, youtube March 10, 2019

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You don’t have to look hard for a photo op in Los Angeles, but Yayoi Kusama’s With All the Tulips, I Pray Forever, showing at the Marciano Foundation, is one of my new favorites.

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Ugo Rondinone, Glenn Ligon and Catherine Opine are mainstays you can’t miss either. But if leaving the house is something you avoid like the plague, as I do, watch Jackie and I explore this magical space.

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