Episode 15! Remy Park, @veggiekins on a career in plant based blogging, yoga and veggie Instagraming, and honest YouTubing.
Show Notes Below!
As promised in the episode, here are a couple of Remy’s poetic Instagram captions.
Have you ever tried
to skip the part
where you feel it?
You are not weak for feeling
for letting the ocean
fall from your eyes
just for a moment
for taking time away
from things no longer serving you.
There are few things
more freeing than knowing
the strength in feeling
Another of her poetic Instagram captions:
My memories are flowers
If you’ve ever given me flowers I can still tell you what flowers you gave me
I remember plumeria graduating kindergarten (haha)
Orchids from grandma’s birthday
Japanese maple flowers at 7 with mum and dad
Love in a Dutch tulip field
Baby’s breath at the funeral
First Valentine’s Day roses—4 pink, 2 yellow, 6 red
Hyacinths in front of my childhood home
Pansies lining the second home
The daisies in the garden the first time I went to a club in Shanghai
Dandelions the size of tennis balls in Amsterdam
Yes, I think dandelions are beautiful
Sunflowers after my first breakup
Yulan magnolia flowers strung and sold on Taipei streets when I first moved
Roses delivered long distance in college
The magnolia tree that died senior year
Chrysanthemums when my second sister was born
Borage on top of my very first vegan pancakes
Some topics discussed in this episode:
- Anorexia and getting over it
- Beginning the blog as a food journal on days she didn’t see her therapist
- Going vegan as a way to restrict her diet (because of anorexia) and then actually having to defend her choices and realizing she really did want to go vegan
- Veganism based on compassion for animals is connected to self-compassion
- She still sees a therapist even though she no longer struggles
- Sharing her story is healing for her
- Compassion for self and others are intertwined
- Modeling and semi-acting (unexpected)
- Writing a new book! On Wellness, Self-care, and Veganism
- Poetic writing in Instagram captions!
- Remy’s definitions of Happy, Healthy, Sexy, and Strong