My name is Erin, but everyone calls me Red and that's just fine with me.

I'm a certified VLCE and Vegan Nutrition Specialist, fitness professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, kitchen wrangler, problem solver, host of the popular vegan podcast Red Radio, and right-hand-woman to vegan Wunderkind Chef Jay Astafa. I also co-founded The Seed in 2012, and continue to organize events across North America.

By night I'm a muay Thai practitioner, runner, Bikram Yogini, and tattoo collector. I share my pad with a vegan human, a vegan dog, and two carnivorous cats… all rescued. I hail from Toronto, Canada but Brooklyn, NYC is home.

I hustle. Hard.

Try to keep up.

#big news

Big Things Poppin’

Hallo friends!

Yikes…hard to believe it’s been nearly two months since my last post. Not for nothing, I promise you; the past 54 days have included some pretty major business.

1. I moved with my boyfriend and cats from one end of Brooklyn to the other. I’ll miss BedStuy (do or die), but I’m simply in love with the charming one bedroom we now call home in Flatbush.

The place is perfect and we have many local friends - including Jamie and Allison of Citizen Radio. Eventually we’ll have a little shindig to bless the space but for now we’re snug as bugs in rugs. Win!

2. I successfully - albeit gruelingly - completed a five day Organic Avenue LoveDEEP juice cleanse (as per my last post). You can read all about it on Vegansaurus HERE. It was a truly fascinating journey and I’m super glad I had the opportunity to experience it.

What’s more: I haven’t had caffeinated coffee since the day I started the cleanse! As a former Venti-a-Day slave to Starbucks, I now consider myself to be a coffee lover who avoids caffeine. I still enjoy a Venti on most days, but it’s decaf, and I feel just fine without it. Win!

3. My Kickstarter project, Red Radio, was an amazing success! You guys brought my final funding to a mind-blowing 123% and I was really astounded by the outpouring of support and anticipation of the show. Since my funding came through a week ago, I’ve started putting the necessary hardware together and planning my launch with Jamie and Allison. I will go live this fall, and will likely record with them again in the meantime.

If you’re still interested in supporting my forthcoming podcast and enjoying some great radio, please become a member at Citizen Radio. Once they reach 700 members, my show will be produced. Win!

4. Speaking of Citizen Radio, I recorded a second episode with them a couple weeks ago which you can find HERE.

Check it out and let me know what you think! I answer some listener mail and we talk about all the important stuff, like muay Thai, adoption versus breeding, and boobs. Win!

Aside from the overload of kickass above, I have two other MAJOR projects in the works, about which I cannot divulge just yet. One is just around the corner, so I’ll be able to spill soon. The other is HUGE and bigger than any project I’ve yet tackled, so I have to keep mum for a while longer. The anticipation is killing me, but I promise it’ll rock worlds. Plural!

And so here is my final promise for today: Effective immediately, I promise to blog at least once a week from here on out. With everything else going on (not to mention my full time and part time jobs) I’ve been totally negligent with my personal blog. You and I deserve better! So even if it’s a quick post, product review, or tyrannical rant, I promise to touch base weekly.

After all, that’s why it exists in the first place, right?

Stay tuned,
xo Erin Red