You Design You: Passion and Purpose
In life, we all go through ups and downs. Of the many hardships we face during our lifetime, we can recover; though, the access to transformation may not initially be readily apparent. The power of a plant-based diet is in its influence to change our point of view on life. Chef Lemel Durrah shares how he went from a dark time in his life to becoming a shining light for his community—from rock bottom and suicidal ideations to a flourishing vegan business. A proud vegan and social justice advocate for the transformation of food deserts, self-taught Chef Lemel Durrah was born in Compton, CA. He started Compton Vegan, a 100% vegan catering business to promote proper nutrition and healthier eating choices in the inner city. Chef Durrah graduated from King/Drew Medical Magnet High School, and received his B.A. in Psychology from Tuskegee University. In 2008, he received his MBA, with a concentration on Management from American Intercontinental University. This talk was given at a TEDxComptonBlvd event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.