Americans generally seem to have a greater ease with positivity and concepts of spirituality, whereas Europeans for example are generally more cynical. Do you think the same kind of project would have taken off in the same way in other parts of the world?
This is a great question that I’ve actually never considered before. I think that maybe SoulPancake did need to be developed and ‘birthed’ in the U.S. It is certainly on its way to becoming a more global facing brand, but there is an unending optimism that people have in the States that truly gave flame to our movement in its early days. Cynicism is our kryptonite!
How do you manage your time as a parent and as a creative?
Still figuring this out. When I first became a parent, I kept trying to compartmentalize the different ‘parts’ of me. But I’m realizing that it’s all one and the same right? I’m still very much a parent when I’m working, and when I’m with my kids I’m actually trying to ensure my creativity shows up big time. I kept getting frustrated with the balance question because it’s so easy to always feel like some aspect of your life was making a sacrifice when you are advancing in another area. I got tired of wondering if I was doing enough in every realm. I now ask myself the question - what parts of me do I need to listen to or fill up on? When I’m full, I have so much more to give - to everyone.
Photography by Layli Samimi