Well look who it is, it is Miss May! This Sexy Bad Ass Vegan lives in the Big Apple! Not only is she Sexy, she is one of the most positive individuals that you have ever come across! Her energy is infectious and she is looking to infect the world with her huge heart. Read more about this month’s Sexy Bad Ass Vegan Sabrina
Where do you live and where are you from?
I live in Washington Heights, New York but I was quite the nomad in the past so I’m from all over.
What do you do for a living/profession?
Personal Trainer, one of the few Vegan ones there are. I love what I do. I love helping people live a healthier life so this is the best way to touch so many lives and promote plant based nutrition at the same time.
How long have you been vegan?
Well I was vegetarian for about 8 years but I really never ate animal by products then decided at the end of last year to go fully vegan.
Why did you become vegan?
So many reasons! My love for animals play a major factor of course, and the way I look at it is that when you’re on a plant based diet you eat from the soil and ingest all the energy put into earth from the sun and the universe and just to live off that energy is something beautiful especially since it’s harmless to others. Every meal is peaceful and positive. Also my family history consist of diabetes, obesity and cancer and I never want to find myself dealing with any of that.
How was your transition?
Easy since I was already a vegetarian who barely ate by products.
What is the funniest misconception(s) that you have heard about vegans?
That we can’t go anywhere to eat! People always think that we don’t have options but they tend to forget what vegan foods are. Veggies lurk in every corner!
What is your Favorite thing(s) about being a vegan?
Proving to people that it’s not that hard. Coming from a Puerto Rican and Dominican background you would think it was impossible to go vegan but it’s the complete opposite once you open your mind and really educate yourself. I love teaching people new things every day!
What do you think makes a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan?
Drive, kindness, and the ability to open others eyes to the lifestyle without coming off as a pretentious know it all with super powers (we do have super powers though). Knowing that what works for us vegans may not work for everyone else and that’s O.K. Oh and a smoking hot vegan body of course! 😉
What is the best vegan dish that you make in your kitchen?
Spaghetti squash with fresh marinara and baked eggplant!!
What is the best Vegan Restaurant you have ever had the pleasure of eating at?
Beyond Sushi here in NYC! All I have to say is, VEGAN SUSHI! and not like it uses fake fish (I personally no longer enjoy fake meats) it’s all veggies and so colorful and beautiful and delicious and….. well I’m heading there now since my mouth is now watering.
What advice do you have for those that are thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle?
Education is key!!! Always to your research and never stop learning about how our bodies benefit from the foods we eat. Also don’t give in to the influence around you! Food is like a drug and so don’t ever give in to peer pressure and be strong mentally!
Do you have a website to share with the BAV nation?
That’s usually where you can find me!
I love your responses!! Very nice!!
Have a beautiful day sweetheart!!