Woman Crush Wednesday: Taryn from Vegetaryn
Taryn wears the Triangulate Leggings and the Vegetaryn Vegan AF tank.
Tell us a bit about yourself ~ where did you grow up, what did you go to school for (if you went to school) etc
I grew up in a small suburb outside of LA called Agoura Hills. I went to college at Arizona State University, and graduated with a degree in communications and a minor in family & human development. I also have a certificate from Cornell University in Plant Based Nutrition!
What brought you to LA?
I was lucky to be born here :)
When & how did you get into graphic design?
I fell into graphic design when I launched my company Vegetaryn. I make funny & punny tees about eating your fruits and veggies.
Taryn living the dream in our Blue Dream shorts & her Vegan tee.
What inspired Vegetaryn?
I created Vegetaryn so that I could promote veganism in a positive way. I like to call it APPAREL ACTIVISM. Wearing funny & punny vegan tees around town are sure to get a few stares, laughs, and typically sparks a conversation.
How long have you been vegan?
I have been vegan for 8 years. I went vegan when I was a sophomore in college, and my only regret is that I didn’t go vegan sooner!
Do you have a favorite vegan recipe?
Yes! My Simple Soba Noodles are one of my favorite go-to, easy to make recipes. You can find the recipe here.
Stratus Panel Leggings and a cute vegan tee are Taryn's go to outfit.
What do you eat on an average day?
I usually wake up every morning and chug water. Then I’ll typically have a matcha tea and green smoothie for breakfast. At lunchtime I love a good sandwich or big salad! Typically for dinner, I enjoy rice or noodles with steamed veggies and sauce. Usually soy sauce for my rice, and marinara for my noodles :)
What are your top 3 vegan must-haves?
I am obsessed with Kite Hill’s vegan yogurt.
I can also get down with So Delicious ice cream - all of their flavors are amazing, but snickerdoodle is my favorite!
What are your favorite things to design?
I love designing my home & my office (@bizbabez). As well as new t-shirts. I keep a list in my phone of all my ideas, and anytime one pops into my head I write it down. Sometimes I’ll just browse my list and new ideas will pop into my head. Brainstorming new t-shirt concepts is something I really enjoy doing!
What inspires your work?
I am inspired to do what I do everyday to help others understand how a vegan diet promotes health, helps animals, and saves the Earth. Before I was vegan, I was uneducated about our food system. I believe everyone deserves to know what they are eating and where there food comes from. I encourage others to learn and educate themselves!
Do you have a spirit animal?
Yes, this might be basic, but my spirit animal is totally a dog! All my friends like to tell me that the dog filter is the most fitting for me haha.
Do you have any advice for young business owners who are afraid to take the leap into trying to support themselves as creatives?
The hardest part about starting a business is simply starting. Nike had it right when they came up with the slogan - JUST DO IT!
NOT MILK vegan tee paired with the Aqua Aura legging.
What are some choices you make in your day to day life to live more sustainably?
Eating a vegan diet is one of the most impactful things we can do to help Earth. You can learn more about the effects of a vegan diet on our environment by watching Cowspiracy on Netflix! I also recycle and do what I can to support slow fashion, ethically made clothing brands.
If you could teleport anywhere, where would you go?
If I could teleport anywhere, I would go to the moon!
How would you spend your ideal Saturday night?
My ideal Saturday night would be spent eating copious amounts of vegan food with my wonderful boyfriend and amazing friends. Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE food & people.
In the spirit of Woman Crush Wednesday, is there a certain woman that inspires you?
Currently, I have been inspired by my biz coach, Kasey Dreier. She is a badass boss babe, yoga teacher & business coach, with 2 Stanford engineering degrees. She is an incredible listener, motivator, and friend. I love working with her as my business coach and am truly inspired by her!
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