The last day of May is upon us and that means only one thing… Miss Sexy Ass Vegan of the Month. I have come to know this Sexy Bad Ass Vegan and without a doubt she is one of the sweetest, kindest people I have ever been around. She is a model that lives between Miami and New York ( best of both worlds if you ask me) and she runs a blog by the name of My Kind Of Life. A World Traveler and business owner, you won’t find this sexy vegan wasting her time… Read more about Emily (@mykindoflife_em) Miss May!!!
Where do you live and where are you from? I live between New York City and Miami Beach. I’m from Fairfax, VA.
What do you do for a living/profession? Model and kind lifestyle blogger (www.MyKindofLife.com)
What do you like to do for fun? Travel with my husband, write inspiring articles, workout…do my jobs count? Those are also fun…
Why did you become vegan? I became vegan with my Mom; at the time, I was 22
How was your transition? I have always been allergic to dairy, so my transition to full-veganism was really simple. It was helpful that I lived in a metropolis with access to a lot of diverse, fresh produce (when I started). Now I find it really easy to travel all over the world and eat in restaurants where there are no “vegan” menus. I always ask the chef to whip something up that’s veggie friendly and I always get the meal that everyone wishes they ordered.
What is the funniest misconception(s) that you have heard about vegans? We fart a lot! Ha! I think that’s about food combining or personal digestive issues, not being vegan. Also, I’ve heard vegans only eat steamed vegetables! Whoever thinks that should come home with me—I can’t remember the last time I ate steamed veggies.
What is your Favorite thing(s) about being a vegan? It’s such a simple life. What I mean is, I never have to think about food, to some people’s surprise. I feel light, in that I don’t require fancy meals and flavors to satisfy my cravings. I also can tell that karma is serving me well the past 5 years. In fact, a kind lifestyle is really serving to everyone involved. I’ve been much more successful with business, I’ve conquered eating disorders and learned to love my body, all after I became a vegan, or kind-lifestyle proponent.
What do you think makes a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan?
A Sexy Bad Ass Vegan is someone that loves their body and treats it like a temple!
What is the best vegan dish that you make in your kitchen?
What is the best Vegan Restaurant you have ever had the pleasure of eating at?
There’s so many to pick from! Candle 79 (Candle Café), Blossom, Chef Daphne Cheng at Suite Three oh Six, Chef Jessica Young at Young’s NY (pop-up plant-inspired dining). That’s just in NYC!
What advice do you have for those that are thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle?
Find some awesome vegan recipe blogs. Once you learn what to use to replace your dairy or meat products, you’ll be taking off in your kitchen in no time—with your own recipes to share!