We had the good fortune of connecting with Rosae Tyler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rosae, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Our objective was to establish a community anchored in vegan principles, aiming to provide a haven for individuals in the DFW area to connect and collaborate with fellow vegans.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Facilitating the union of the vegan community in DFW has been a fulfilling endeavor. To date, we have successfully organized six monthly gatherings, with each event bringing new attendees. A core aspect of our initiative is to support vegan industries, and we’re deeply appreciative of the collaboration and support from restaurateurs, notably those at Belenty’s, Pizza Verde, and Boulevard of Greens, among others soon to join our network. What stands out and fills me with immense pride is the authentic relationships that have been fostered through these events. This very sentiment of community building was the foundational motivation behind our meet-ups.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Fort Worth is a real gem, and there’s loads to check out! If you’re hungry, Spiral Diner’s is a top pick, but don’t skip out on Dreamboat Donuts if you’re craving something sweet. Planted Bakery and My Thai & Vegan also have some seriously good eats. If you’re up for some fancy vegan bites and drinks, Maiden’s the new hotspot. When you’re ready to walk off all that food, take a stroll down Magnolia Ave. It has a nice atmosphere with some cool shops. Panther City Vinyl’s a treat for music lovers, and while you’re in the mood, swing by Docs Records and GROWL Records—especially if you’re into the local punk scene. As the day winds down, Thompson’s Bookstore & Speakeasy is the go-to for a laid-back drink, and they’ve got a cigar lounge upstairs if that peaks your interest.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Under the guidance of my close friend, Colton, I was introduced to undisclosed practices within the meat and dairy industries. This revelation prompted me to embark on an advocacy journey, joining CAFT USA members in San Diego, CA. We focused our efforts on raising awareness against the fur industry, notably staging demonstrations outside the Louis Vuitton outlet in Fashion Valley. Having relocated to Fort Worth, TX, I sought out a local vegan community. Al Rios, the administrator of the “DFW Vegans” Facebook group, proposed a community meetup. From there, Bill Berenson and I organized our inaugural gathering at Belenty’s Love, which successfully drew over 30 vegan enthusiasts from the DFW region.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganeventsdfw/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegandfw/

Other: Insta @veganeventsdfw Facebook group “Vegan DFW Meet Ups”

Image Credits
Rosae Tyler, Tanner Landry

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