Meet the model from our recent editorial shoot- Rosa.
Not only is she an ambitious stunner, raised in San Fran, currently based here in Amsterdam - she is also vegan!
In this post she's sharing her vegan journey along with some tips.
"I was a vegetarian since I was 12 and became vegan 2 years ago. Being a veggie for so long made the step to veganism quite easy for me. Unlike the common misconception people have, it's about so much more than just food. Stopping to eat animal products or wearing them on your skin changes your whole thought proces and outlook on life- you're more loving towards all beings.
It changes your view of the world and humanity in general. Your appreciation for things changes and your place within the worldly ecosystem becomes clearer: we (humanity) live with the animals (and plants) and do not stand above them."
Some believe that veganism is restricting. Quite the opposite is the case: you can eat the rainbow!
"I did a lot of research on the subject and was blown away by the positive impact going vegan can have, not only on the animals (for obvious reasons), but also on my own health and the planet. To me it made sense on so many levels and felt like the right thing to do."
According to Rosa, one thing to be mindful of is to stay positive and open minded towards people with different beliefs and views. Instead of being preachy, Rosa wants to be a positive influence on the world around her.
We couldn't agree more! Be the change you want to see in this world, but do it without imposing judgement on others.