Danielle D'Silva

Overall, I'm one of the happiest people in town because I live with a deep authenticity and self awareness.

I don’t have a landmark date but it’s been approximately 4 years.
We adopted our indie mix dog Cleo in 2011 and from being a person terrified of dogs, I transformed into a passionate animal lover and animal welfare advocate. Though I gave up land meat 8 years ago and was aware of the concept of Carnism, I remained a pescatarian for a few years because fish was our daily bread so it was challenging to stop seafood. I finally pulled the plug in October 2017 and transitioned to veganism organically especially after I discovered that dairy was the cause of my PCOS and bad skin.
I truly feel like I live in a clean body. I’m not an active person but I can wake up the next day and go on an intensive hike, join a workout, play a sport etc because the stamina and focus a plant based diet has given me has been the biggest benefit.

Emotionally it has made me intolerant to our society’s double standards but it has also made me stronger as a person. It takes a great deal of resolve and patience to live in a society that is self centred and illogical.

Overall, I’m one of the happiest people in town because I live with a deep authenticity and self awareness. I have veganism to thank for making my life so fulfilling.
I love Good Mylk for daily use, Papa Cream for ice cream, Health on Plants for tofu and Crave by Leena for desserts
I’m an ardent fan of Prince Khaled Bin Alwaleed from the House of Saud. An ethical vegan Saudi prince advocating for animal rights and using his wealth to invest in future forward food and energy companies is so inspiring! Live Kindly is good for vegan posts and news and Divya Maben for local vegan food recommendations. Otherwise I do not follow anything vegan related because I simply don’t feel the real need to.

I finally pulled the plug in October 2017 and transitioned to veganism organically especially after I discovered that dairy was the cause of my PCOS and bad skin.

Danielle D'Silva.