I became vegan 2 years ago and now promote veganism indirectly through my online influence as I’d like the world to know about the benefits of being vegan that I didn’t know about prior.
Tell us about your vegan journey
Originally from South Africa, we were the biggest animal product eating family. A friend suggested watching Forks Over Knives one day, and we literally could not believe what we have learned, subsequently having watched so many more related documentaries and opening our eyes to it all. We recently took four months to travel around Australia in a motorhome as a family of 6 and vlogged every single day on our YouTube channel, and sharing our vegan views through that where possible so that we can get the message out there without being dictative (we believe this reaches much further than being aggressive about our new lifestyle/ diet).
Is there another vegan person, product, or company that you really love? And why do you love them?
Ellen Fisher on YouTube, inspirational, intentional, loving, home schooling
If you could only take one book, one movie, and one album to a deserted island, what would they be?
Forks Over Knives, my journal, and Kygo
Any final thoughts, feelings, or musings you wish to add?
I’m traditionally seen as a very conservative type of person, and people are very surprised to hear that I and my whole family (husband and four kids under 8) all turned vegan with no intention of ever turning back. It has been a very difficult road to learn to cook a vegan diet as we always just planned our meat and couldn’t/didn’t really care about getting plants on our plates, but now that we have done a 180, we have had to learn almost everything from scratch as it has changed our diet completely.