Our community exists to empower,
and we don't accomplish anything alone.
Highlighting the voices of our Parker Clay community.
Parker Clay: Hi Denise! So to start, where are you based and what do you do?
Denise Vasi: I'm a mother of two, a wife, and the founder and CEO of Maed, a digital community focusing on conscious living, self-care and clean beauty. At the moment, I split my time between Venice, California and DUMBO in NYC.
PC: When did you first discover your path into beauty and wellness?
DV: I learned a lot about beauty at a very young age, partly because I started modeling so young! I basically grew up with a love for trying products, and at home, my grandmother was always teaching us about eastern approaches to health and wellness. Then ten years ago I did The Clean Program, which took everything I knew to the next level!
PC: How did you discover your role in the beauty and wellness community?
DV: I spent 20+ years modeling and acting, so I initially built my community that way. As I stepped away from acting and started to share more of my personal health and wellness journey, my community started to change and grow organically. That eventually led to me pivoting to the digital world and launching my platform, Maed.
PC: How do you define community? What is the power of community?
DV: Wherever I go, I seek out community first. Community is more than self, it's unity. It's commonality. Strong community brings people together, creates a support system, and provides security and safety. It's priceless!
PC: And what makes you proud to be a part of the Parker Clay community?
DV: Everything about Parker Clay makes me proud! I love supporting a brand that gives back, but even more exciting is that Parker Clay actually creates opportunities and gives these young women a second chance at life, providing them with financial empowerment and education.
PC: What is one small way you work to affect positive change each day?
DV: I do my best to use my voice positively and purposefully. I speak out about tough topics myself, but I also share how I approach those topics with my children, to set the best example I can for how other parents can start their own conversations.
PC: What is one hope you have for the future?
DV: I dream of a world where every little girl has access to, and opportunity for, a great education.Stay tuned for more interviews and stories coming soon, placing the spotlight on the faces and voices of our worldwide Parker Clay community.
Denise Vasi's Favorite Parker Clay:
Emma Bucket Bag