From reality cooking show celebrity to helping local farmers, Leslie Parks Bailey talks with Joe and Matthew about her creative life – as well as her life among creatives. The conversation begins with the problem of labels: Does she consider herself a chef? Whether it is the daily routine or the inspiration for a new project, how does a creative brain stay fed while moving forward? The daughter of legendary photographer Gordon Parks and wife of contemporary artist Radcliffe Bailey, Leslie Parks Bailey shares her unique history and perspective in this engaging discussion on the creative life.
(Un)required Resources for Episode 61
- Chopped: “Thirsty for Victory” on IMDb
- Radcliffe Bailey at Jack Shainman Gallery
- Gordon Parks’ biography at gordonparksfoundation.org
- Kundalini Yoga at yogajournal.com
- Mindfulness Meditation at mindful.org
- Red Hot Chili Peppers at allmusic.com
Who Is Leslie Parks Bailey?
Leslie Parks Bailey is a certified vinyasa, ashtanga and kundalini instructor and member of the yoga alliance as well as a classically trained chef. She lives in the woods of Southwest Atlanta with her husband Radcliffe and her two dogs Sugar and Mingus. There, she runs her two businesses: The Bailey Feed, delivering organic vegetables from five local farms to families throughout the perimeter of Atlanta and The Bailey Bloom, delivering floral bouquets and arrangements, as well as creating “plantscapes” for peoples’ homes.