Mr & Mrs Vegan
Lex MacDowell (1976-)
Kristin MacDowell (1981-)
When I first became vegan, I became glued to YouTube for my education, for recipes, and for a sense of community. Mr. & Mrs. Vegan were one of my favorite channels. It was their positivity and energy that I was responding to, and the fact that they did not shy away from activism. The focus of their work seems to be health, but animal rights is definitely still a part of what they do.
Their channel really slowed down after they had a child, which is completely understandable. I’ve been looking forward to them returning in some way, but recently they packed up and are moving from California to somewhere in the Midwest where they can continue their work. I imagine there are considerations around raising a child near extended family, and I think that is wonderful. I don’t know what the plans are for these two, but I hope they continue the channel and maybe transition to showing the challenges and the ease of veganism in a part of the country so defined by its dairy and meat industries. We will see. In the meantime, their website and YouTube channel are worth a look.