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Spouses and cofounders of Detroit Vegan Soul

Erika Boyd and Kirsten Ussery


Erika Boyd and Kirsten Ussery-Boyd, entrepreneurs at heart and married since 2013, started Detroit Vegan Soul in 2012 to bring delicious, healthy food to local communities plagued by the cycle of diet-related disease.

“It’s not just about Kirsten and I any more, it’s about all of these people, you know, ours staff, the community that we serve, it’s way deeper than us.”

Erika Boyd

“No matter what, we are going to be together, then it forces you to figure it out.”

Kirsten Ussery-Boyd

“Deal with things as they come, deal with them quickly and move on, so that you can get back to enjoying life with one another.”

Erika Boyd

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