Actress Rosario Dawson is eating a “mostly raw” vegan diet now to help her manage stress and practice more self-care.
“I’m eating mostly raw and vegan right now so that’s giving me a really great base line because that’s so consistent, so that’s really helping,” Dawson told the Daily Mail.
“Luckily I had some practices and things built in because of things I recognized in certain family members without even truly getting what that was that they were doing to take that time for themselves,” she said.
“As I get older [self-care] is just something that I am so appreciative of – and the fact that the cultural conversation is geared towards it in a way that kind of demystifies a lot of things about it and also takes away some of the shame or weirdness around it,” she said.
“Where I grew up, the ethos around [self-care] was often like, “Well if you’re complaining about that, you’re lucky you got…” It was always too bougie, the idea of getting massages regularly or whatever.”
Rosario Dawson and Cory Booker
The actress recently revealed she’s dating presidential hopeful, Senator Cory Booker. Dawson and Booker were linked romantically after the Senator announced his presidential bid back in February.
Dawson posted an Instagram video of herself and Booker succumbing to “Avengers: Endgame” hype two weeks ago. The New Jersey senator, who just celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this month with vegan cake for members of the Senate, has been vegan for several years. He’s become an outspoken supporter of the vegan movement since making the diet shift and compassion has become one of his favorite conversations.
Dawson, who’s also a social justice advocate, may have been influenced by Booker to make the diet switch. There are strong links between animal agriculture and social justice issues. Booker recently held a screening of the Natalie Portman narrated the film, “Eating Animals,” based on the 2009 memoir by Jonathan Safran Foer. Portman recently addressed the strong connection between eggs, dairy, and feminism in a speech for 16,000 students.