I met Queenetta (Queenie) Moore at her booth at the Raleigh VegFest, where she was promoting a “21 Day to Plant-Based” Challenge: Soul Food edition.
Her outreach to the Black community fascinated me as a marketer, and I wanted to explore the differences between her approach and what I'm used to in the suburban white world. When we got talking, however, it turned out that there were dozens of fascinating things about Queenie and her work and her take on life.
I think you'll really enjoy this honest and uplifting conversation. We covered:
- How a line from What to Expect When You're Expecting changed everything for Queenie
- her 7th Day Adventist upbringing
- her surprising story of thriving – for a while – on a high-protein paleo diet, and why she became ready to move on
- how bodybuilders age
- the amazing effects of juice fasting on her hair and complexion, after suffering from adult-onset acne
- the books that convinced Queenie to go plant-based
- the challenge of changing her lifestyle and advice in front of her fitness clients
- obstacles to fitness and healthy eating in the Black community
- how to fail at marketing plant-based eating to Black women
- how to combat “health fatalism” in an unhealthy community
- the importance of community support in making lifestyle changes
- and much more…
Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead – DVD on amazon (also available streaming on NetFlix)
The Plant Yourself Podcast theme music, “Dance of Peace (Sabali Don),” is generously provided by Will Ridenour, a kora player from North Carolina who has trained with top Senegalese musicians.
It can be found on his first CD, titled Will Ridenour.
You can learn about Will, listen to more tracks, and buy music on his website, WillRidenour.com.