We had the good fortune of connecting with Allie Mitchell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Allie, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
The sole purpose of VegOut is to share vegan and eco-friendly food, products, and services with our audience. By doing so, we hope to encourage more people to follow a vegan lifestyle which is better for the planet, animals, and their health. We try to specifically highlight brands and restaurants that are owned by women, families, BIPOC, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, we showcase products and foods that range in price and location to promote the accessibility of veganism and nudge larger corporations to start offering more plant-based options to forward the movement.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I first got into acting in middle school––and the only reason I did was because I needed a fine arts credit and I thought a theatre class would be the easiest. Little did I know, theatre isn’t that “easy” but it would become my biggest passion. After high school, I moved from Texas to Los Angeles to pursue a BFA in musical theatre. During my time in college, I got into editorial writing and now I’ve started script writing as well. At first, I never considered myself a writer. I even beat myself up about pursuing another passion and not focusing 100% on my acting. But my experience as a writer has become one of the most helpful tools in understanding text as an actor and has even scored me a few connections in the industry. Now, I am proud to own the “writer” title and will never shy away from an opportunity or a new passion that I’m interested in. I want people to know that when it comes to your career, it’s okay to change your mind, take a break, or even pursue something new. The world is constantly changing and so are we!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d definitely take them to Echo Mountain for a hike, Malibu for a beach day, and a drive-in movie theater to see a film. For food, we’d have to hit up Little Barn Coffee House, Powerplant Superfood Cafe, Monty’s Good Burger, Little Pine, and Nic’s on Beverly!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a special shoutout to the VegOut founder, Maggie Ortlieb. Not only does she create an encouraging, upbeat, and inclusive work environment for me and the whole team, but she has also paved the way for women in business. She is a powerhouse who never takes “no” for an answer and constantly finds ways to amplify marginalized voices through VegOut.
Emily Sandifer, Makenzie Hart, & Taylor Brielle