Dr. Ash Nayate, Amanda Rose, Bronwyn Currie, Candace Borg & Emilly Sonsie
We are excited to introduce for the first time to the World Vegan Day Melbourne Speakers Stage, the Vegan Parenting Panel. This year our theme is “Their Future is in Our Hands” bringing together the importance of acting on our currant environmental situation for the future of our children, and thus the connection that animal agriculture has on our planet. In living vegan, we also are benefiting the future lives of animals. Raising children vegan, or helping them transition to living vegan when they make that decision themselves, can often raise a lot of concerns. This year the Parenting Panel is here to share their insights, stories and information that will help you on your journey as a vegan parent.
BIOGRAPHIES, LISTED CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT IMAGE
DR. ASH NAYATE
Ash has been vegan for 11 years. She has had two vegan pregnancies and she is a mum to a 5 year old and a 9 month old. Ash is also a neuropsychologist who specializes in pediatrics, and she has been working with kids and families for over 15 years. She is a speaker and writer, and is passionate about animal rights, children’s rights, and mental health. In 2018, she published her first book called “Staying Positive in a F*cked Up World”.
Website - http://www.revolutionme.com.au/book/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/vegan_neuropsychologist/
Amanda Rose is a vegan lifestyle blogger, content creator, bikini fitness model and first time mum to Morrison.
Amanda has been vegan for over ten years, and worked as a vegan health coach from 2012.
After having her son Morrison earlier this year, Amanda decided to retire from heath coaching to help her husband Matt with their vegan ready meal business, HerbiDoor as it was growing rapidly.
But being an avid writer, Amanda wanted to share her experience as a first time mum, especially navigating being a vegan parent, on her blog www.plantbasedparenting.com. You will find easy vegan recipes, musings about navigating parenting, resources that Amanda has found handy and more.
Amanda has competed as a vegan bodybuilder, spoken at vegan events, and has contributed to popular vegan publications such as Plant Based News, The Australian Vegan Magazine, Raise Vegan & Livekindly.
Website - www.plantbasedparenting.com / www.herbidoor.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/amandaroseofficial
Facebook - www.facebook.com/amandaroseofficial
Youtube - www.youtube.com/c/AmandaRoseOfficial
Bronwyn Currie is a vegan mum of 5 vegan kids, 13 to 21 in age. Melbourne born and raised and vegetarian for considerable periods, Bronwyn became vegan almost four years ago after being inspired by her oldest daughter. Since then the whole family has transitioned to veganism and various forms of activism.
Bronwyn had a successful career in Human Resource Management prior to raising her family and successfully operated a small business since. With a lifelong interest in social justice, Bronwyn has volunteered with numerous organisations. Her interest in social justice issues continues as she advocates strongly for animal justice at both the grassroots and legislative level and is actively involved with the animal liberation community.
As a Candidate for the Animal Justice Party Bronwyn ran a successful campaign for the Seat of Mordialloc in the Victorian State Election 2018 and in the Division of Isaacs in the Federal Election in 2019. Bronwyn is currently the Regional Group Leader of the South Eastern Metropolitan Region of the Animal Justice Party, Organiser of the Melbourne Fish Save Chapter and Assistant President of Vegans for Social Justice.
Bronwyn believes passionately in equality for all and through Australia’s first political party exclusively for the animals, Bronwyn seeks to achieve significant improvement in the lives of animals and humans on a political level.
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bronwyncurrieajp/
Candace Borg is a Vegan Naturopath, Natural Fertility Educator, HypnoBirthing Practitioner and BioMedical Scientist. She regularly presents at various organisations and corporations on various health topics, most recently being the Australaisan Lifestyle and Medicine conference. Candace is the owner of Northcote Natural Therapies, One Leaf At A Time (organic tea blend business) and Purely Vegan (natural, palm oil free skincare company). It is Candace’s passion to help individuals successfully battle complicated health challenges, with easy, natural approaches. Candace is an active member of the vegan community and has been vegan herself for over 7 years.
Website - https://www.candaceborg.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/candaceborgvegannaturopath/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CandaceBorgVeganNaturopath/
Emilly Sonsie is a Melbourne mum with a passion for increasing the Wellbeing of others and for Whole Food Plant Based cooking. She advocates for Veganism by sharing deliciously healthy food and her thriving vegan family on Instagram at @emillysonsie. Alongside her partner Michael, who is also vegan, they are raising their son, Hunter 2.5 years old, who has been vegan since birth and already has developed a strong sense of compassion for the animals and has a strong desire to eat all the fruit, avocado and hummus you can find. Emilly has just released a plant based recipe eBook, Whole Food for the Whole Family which has over 200 recipes inside. She is also running her own wellbeing business, Cultivating Positivity, and sells excellent resources to help improve your overall Wellbeing. You can find her and all her products at her WVD stall. Emilly hopes that by sharing how she has navigated raising a vegan child in a non-vegan society that it she can instil confidence in others to do the same and together we can help to raise the next generation of vegan children.
Website - https://www.emillysonsie.com/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/emillysonsie/