b&b162 DDJA Chris Kim, founder of Monk’s Meats, on balancing a Diet, Business, and Activism

Happy Independence Day, America! What is more American than a new Brunch & Budget episode? Food is definitely one thing that connects us all together, so it only makes sense that we share our interview with Chris Kim, the founder of the “vegan butcher shop” Monk’s Meats.
Starting from his apartment’s kitchen, to selling out at food festivals like Smorgasburg on the weekends. Chris is definitely one of our top favorite DDJA interviews.

(Just in case you forgot what our DDJA episodes are about)
Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and talk about the real.
It’s not easy to start your own business and it’s even harder when it feels like you have to explain to your family what you do every time you see them, when you walk into an event and can count on one hand the PoC in the room, when you try to ask for what you’re worth, but don’t want to get passed over for the next person.
We ask folks to leave their shiny pictures and Instagram highlights at the door and tell us what it’s really like to do the work, put in the time, and devote your life to your work.
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Music featured in this episode:
Deadly Cycle by Boss Carrot
Vegetariano by Cuerpo Manda

Check Monk’s Meats out on social media:
@MonksMeats (on Insta, Twitter, and Facebook)

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