An Airstream, camera and a message about living well.
Caravan of Change is a project started by Chattanoogans Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds to bring awareness to the positive changes that can occur from a primarily vegan diet.
The Reynolds’ will travel via Airstream to 20 cities in 30 days while recording a docuseries—an episode-based documentary—along the way.
A Kickstarter campaign was launched Aug. 12 to help raise the $40,000 needed for the project.
Ayesha Reynolds recently participated in a 90-day program called My Vegan Journey. The program, taught by Lasse Larsen, is a combination of daily life coaching and focusing on a plant-based diet.
Larsen is a former model turned health advocate.
Reynolds, already a vegan, was so affected by Larsen’s program that she feels compelled to spread the word.
"Usually, people think about vegans and that if you slip up just once it’s just over," she said. "But this program isn’t like that at all. It teaches you to cut yourself some slack, be mindful, eat some cheese every once in awhile."
Reynolds has felt a surge of energy since completing the program, in addition to her allergies being much more manageable. She realized that now was the time to share her message.
"We are on a mission to show that we are all capable of helping someone live a better version of their lives," she said. "The documentary will show that we can help make a difference and that small changes can really add up to radically change a person’s life, which in turn changes the world."
The Reynolds will be joined by Larsen himself and his partner in his nonprofit, Lizanna Pompa.
Funding from the Kickstarter campaign will go toward preparing the Airstream for travel and production work for the docuseries. A portion of the proceeds will go toward "just getting around," Reynolds said.
As of this story, the campaign had 16 backers and $702 in donations.
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