We sat down with vegan icon Ashley Hayman and discussed all that it means to lead a plant-based lifestyle. Ashley has been a vegan for 7 years now and has collaborated with Aveda due to our aligned plant-based ethos. Read on to learn more about Ashley.
1. What inspired you to start transitioning to a more vegan lifestyle?
That's an easy one, my love for animals. I have always felt a very strong connection to animals and growing up they were a big part of my life. I had the usual dogs & cats as pets but I also had frogs, lizards and even snakes. One day I was talking to someone about how much of an animal lover I am and they said to me "Well why do you eat them?" and that really stuck with me.
2. What is your favourite part about being a role model for others looking to live a more sustainable life?
My favourite part would be helping them realise how much is out there & that there is so much to be discovered within the vegan community.