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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.
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.
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.
My vision for The Green V Lifestyle Directory is to provide a service that vegans, vegetarians, yogis and other followers of a holistic lifestyle, where wellbeing is important to them, can basically land in a town or city and be able to find out where to eat, where to buy cruelty-free cosmetics, grab a green juice, where to get quality, non-leather, non-fur fashion, where to go to enjoy a wonderful yoga experience or even where to go to meditate with like-minded people.
Want to know how I can help you? Check out how you can work with me here.