Monique Gladding

MONIQUE GLADDING, OLYMPIC ATHLETE After a near fatal accident, which left her being dragged unconscious from the bottom of a diving pool in Russia, Monique Gladding went on to achieve her childhood dream of competing at the Olympics. A promising young gymnast, Monique...

Sonam Hoani

Sonam Hoani ~ actor and meditation teacher. I used to think about the ethics of veganism, before going vegan, but I wasn’t quite sure how to make the shift.  In the end, it was when I met my vegan partner that I was able to effortlessly adopt a vegan whole food plant...

Alpha Maiava

Founder and Managing Director at Alfazaya Initiative & The Growth AcadeME Talofa Lava!  My name is Alpha. I was born and raised in Samoa until I left to attend Nelson College in NZ. I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur with over 20-years experience facilitating...

Jono Lester

Jono LesterProfessional Racing Driver “I initially adopted a whole food plant based diet with my athletic performance and long-term health in mind. Its been an enlightening journey for me during which I’ve come to embrace the ethical, planetary and animal welfare...

Kristian Fanene Schmidt [Krit]

Talofa lava and kia ora koutou. My name is Kristian Fanene Schmidt (he/him), I’m Samoan and I’m a writer, host and consultant. I’m currently based in the US on Ohlone territory but I was born and raised in Porirua. I don’t identify as a vegan...

Chris Tan

Bodybuilder, Mental Health Advocate & Foodie I made my decision to go vegan in 2017 soon after I was diagnosed with cyclothymic disorder. I started regular therapy sessions alongside pharmacological treatment, which progressively improved my ability to manage my...