She gained so much popularity that she was able to release her book called, The Korean Vegan: Reflections and Recipes From Omma’s Kitchen.
Once her brand took off, Joanne Lee Molinaro, a.k.a. the Korean vegan, decided to use her growing platform to spread more awareness about immigration. She wanted to gently unveil the immigrant story that so many American immigrants have to share.
She said, “I thought that everybody understood the US is made up of immigrants, but I learned that was perhaps very naive on my part. I thought I’d utilize my platform to try and open people’s hearts to the immigrant story.”
Now, Molinaro uses her platform as a gateway to discuss the lives of immigrants and the struggles that their communities might face. She also uses veganism as a path to a much broader story of compassionate living.
She said, “I want to make sure that the people who haven’t yet been seen are seen and heard, and the people who need to see and hear are also seeing and hearing.”
She does all of this while helping you to brush up on your Korean cooking skills or learn how to make homemade kimchi.
The Korean Vegan’s platform spreads the message of empathy not only in our diet, but also in all aspects of our lives.
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