Rachel Steenland is a Gold Coast native now living in San Diego + her journey to plant based living is a compelling one. We chatted with Rachel to learn her tips for getting started with vegan food and her favourite vegan holiday recipes.
Joanne Lee is an animal advocate who operates a vegan micro sanctuary in The Dandenong Ranges, around an hour outside of Melbourne. Her most notable residents are The Weetbix Gang - a flock of rescued sheep who have found sanctuary, fun + friendship together.
We asked musician Holly Rankin (aka Jack River) + Jess Cochrane to share some of their thoughts on the environment, the human condition, the future + quite simply, how they respond to the noise, through their creativity. We came away from these chats inspired + uplifted. Art + music are two powerful mediums for human connection - we could all do with more of these in our lives.
Continuing the conversation with some fabulous founders building businesses in the 'animal product free' space - why they do what they do, what the market response has been + how they keep things firing when times are tough. Read about the founders of Twoobs, No Saints + Ahimsa Collective - a bunch of inspiring women doing things their way.
Creating a business with an ethical ethos is no easy task. We spoke with Amanda Walker, Co-Founder + Head of Operations at vegan fast food chain, Lord of the Fries, Anna Ross, Founder + Creative Director of ethical beauty brand Kester Black, and Gilat Shani, Designer + Co-Owner, Unreal Fur- about building a business with purpose, what collaboration looks like + how they remain focused + optimistic when challenges arise. This is Part 1 + next week for Part II, we'll talk with the fabulous founders of Ahimsa Collective, TWOOBS + No Saints shoes.
We spoke with the incredible artist Lisa King, about her large scale artworks, the gallery space she co-founded, speaking up + out on animal welfare, and the enduring beauty of the Renaissance. In addition to being an inspiring artist - Lisa is also passionate about animal rights, and is not afraid to use her voice for the voiceless.