Like many vegans, I made my transition after a lengthy period of being vegetarian. It was an inevitable evolution for me and one that I’ve delighted in for almost two years. Becoming vegan has inspired me in so many ways, the main one being a desire to reconnect to the Earth and all things natural; from bringing the garden into the kitchen, using herbs and oils for healing, to simply exploring the magnificence of the great outdoors with a walk.
I’m originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, but I’ve been living in Manchester for over 3 years now, with my partner and our three cheeky cats. For many gastronauts Manchester is almost synonymous with Indian cuisine and I’ve wholeheartedly embraced the joy of veganising our favourite curry dishes, these now being a much loved – and I’m pleased to say varied – staple food for us!
I enjoy reading, writing poetry and I’m seriously passionate about music! I believe that music (just like food!) is medicine and I love both producing and sharing soulful music through the wonderful medium of DJing. It is my single wish to contribute towards positive change in the world and spread love and light wherever possible.
Q&A with Emma
What do you do when you are not writing for the vegan woman?
I am a Professional Intuitive, a qualified Soul Realignment Practitioner and founder of Liberated Soul. I specialize in a soul-level healing modality which involves reading and clearing the Akashic Records in order to connect my clients with the empowering truth of who they are at soul-level and heal the energetic blocks, restrictions and karmic cycles that are preventing them from shining out their soul’s radiance and embodying their bliss.
What 3 vegan dishes would you take with you to a deserted island?
To start: Avocado and Carrot Terrine; flavored with coriander, chives, black pepper and lemon juice.
Main meal: Chana Masala; made with lots of chickpeas and a substitution of coconut oil rather than ghee and peanut butter rather than yoghurt. It’s spicy, rich and irresistibly delicious!
For dessert: Raw Avocado and Lime Pie with Coconut Ice Cream – needs no explanation!
What advice would you give someone who is interested in going vegan, or is just starting out on their vegan path?
As a sensitive, animal-loving person stepping out into the world as a vegan it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the cruelty you see around you, particularly as you strive to spread the word of veganism, but my advice is don’t let yourself become lost in negativity; instead focus on and celebrate the positive change you are creating in the world just by being your lovely, compassionate self!