The Teenage Vegan Activist Promoting Healthier Diets

The Teenage Vegan Activist Promoting Healthier Diets


My main inspiration behind doing
the health activism and starting my nonprofit
really stemmed from my family. My dad was diagnosed
with type II diabetes when I was about eight years old, and as a family, we really
decided that we wanted to take a holistic approach and journey
towards his health and wellbeing. It’s going into those communities
and breaking it down and showing them how they can get the healthiest
options possible in their area, and how to make that
a fun experience. There are often food deserts, but they also in general
are completely bombarded by fast food restaurants
and not a lot of healthy options, so oftentimes
when we go into these communities, we realise they don’t even know what
a healthy option even looks like. It’s showing them how
they can get the healthiest options possible in their area, and how to,
again, make that a fun experience. Look at this biggie!
THEY CHEER When you decide to go on
a health journey, for us, not only was it
changing our lifestyle, but it was also making that
a fun and exciting and adventurous journey that I
believe helped to make the process a thousand times more approachable
and enjoyable.