Joanne Lee Molinaro, better known as the Korean Vegan has recently been featured in The Washington Post. An alumna of the English Department, Molinaro has earned more than 2.7 million TikTok followers in just over a year, revolutionizing the way people share recipe videos online. Unlike the usual narrated cooking clips, Molinaro's videos feature clips of food prep with stirring voice-overs about immigrant life, broken relationships, and childhood trauma.
Until recently, this Chicago-born child of North Korean immigrants served as a partner in a high-powered Chicago law firm. Molinaro has also recently published several of her recipes in The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen. Read more about Molinaro and her path to producing TikTok videos in The Washington Post.