I’m Rachida, a British writer and journalist currently living in Brussels, Belgium. I’m a vegan, traveller and foodie, and can often be founding lurking in the aisles of my favourite bio shop. I’m a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and I also write the travel features for Vegan Food & Living Magazine. I often head out of Brussels to nearby cities and countries, devouring plant-based delicacies on the way. I have a wanderlust problem, and I love it.
I’ve been vegan for over 2 years, and was vegetarian for 14 years before that. In 2014 ago I decided to start a personal blog to provide a place where vegans (vegetarians and the vi-curious) who live in, or are visiting, Brussels can find tasty places to eat, drink and be merry; very merry in fact!
Eventually I wanted to branch out further, and dreamt of creating an international vegan brand which would ultimately make it easier for people to be vegan, especially those who were living in a country or city with limited options, or even lacking support from friends and family.
The Green V™ started life back in December 2014 as an online vegan portal, and I ran it separately to my blog. However, in October 2016 I decided to merge the two to allow me more opportunity to write in my own voice and focus on The Green V’s mission, without any content overlap.
I’ve now combined The Green V™ with Coffee and Vegan Croissants, and I’m excited to enter into this new chapter (huzzah!).
My goal is to show that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on gorgeous products, fashion, travel or delicious food – being vegan is a wonderful lifestyle choice, and I want to highlight just how fabulous you can look and feel by choosing a cruelty-free life.
The Green V is here to break the stereotype of veganism, without losing the ethical importance of choosing a plant-based way of living.
Think stylish vegan leather bags and champagne with a side of kale!
It’s my mission to work with brands, businesses and restaurants to help make travelling, shopping and eating out as a vegan, easier and more inclusive when going to non-specialist places.
The world is changing, and the number of vegans is increasing at a wonderful rate; it’s time to reflect this across all sectors – fashion, food, beauty and travel.
Do you need some help? Check out my working with me page or shoot me a message below.
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