We were lucky to catch up with Ashley Douglas recently and have shared our conversation below.
Ashley, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Do you wish you had started sooner?
If I could go back in time, I wish I would have started my YouTube channel sooner. Back in college, I always dreamed of creating a lifestyle channel. I can only imagine how big my channel would be now if I did haha. Honestly, God probably knew it would not have been the perfect timing. I was able to acquire so many skills through job opportunities that I am now able to apply to my work today. In a way, I feel more equipped for this new journey I am on with content creation.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
I am Ashley, the woman behind the Frobulous Veggies platform. My goal is to share how easy it can be to live the veggie life by sharing my vegan recipes and vegan / plant-based product reviews.
I am most proud of my cookbook that I self-published in 2021 called, “Cookin’ Up Fresh Greenz on a Daily.” It was a dream that I always had in mind, but was too scared to show the world. My family and friends gave me the confidence to take on this unknown journey of creating a cookbook from scratch. I taught myself how to do the print layout. I can now call myself a published, food photographer because I took all the recipe photos. I got to be a vendor for the first time at a farmers market. So many wonderful things came from this one event in life. I would have never imagined being an author, but here I am. So happy I took that leap of faith!
I want potential followers to know that I really enjoy helping people by sharing my experiences. I wish I had someone who could’ve have helped me when I was starting out on my veggie lifestyle journey. I had no clue what I was doing and was figuring it out along the way. I hope when people come to my platform, they see that being vegan doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can cook meals that look and taste good. Also, there are options available where you can go out to restaurants and have a full, vegan meal to enjoy.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a creative in your experience?
The most rewarding aspect of being a creative is hearing how my content helps my followers. I receive comments under my posts or direct messages where people try something I posted about and they love it. Some people say they enjoy watching my videos because of my personality. I sometimes get followers that thank me for helping them get started on their vegan journey. I even have followers suggest things I should try or recipes I should make for my next post. I love the community that we built together and it makes me want to keep going.
Is there mission driving your creative journey?
My goal is to live out my purpose of reaching people through food. God put that on my heart to do and I hope to keep doing that as long as I can.
- Website: www.eatfrobulousveggies.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frobulous_veggies
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrobulousVeggies
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FrobulousVeggies
- Other: TikTok: @frobulousveggies
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