My name is Teodora but everyone calls me Teddy. I grew up in Amsterdam, I am 19 years old and I study BSc Gezondheid en Leven (Health and Life Sciences) at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam.

My vegan journey started at the end of 2015/beginning of 2016. The reason: Cowspiracy. I was blown away by what kind of effect animal agriculture has on our environment, so I immediately decided to go from eating animal products to only eating plants. I basically went vegan overnight.

I started to wonder why nobody was talking about this documentary, or why it is socially accepted that people eat animals and treat them like objects. I was looking for answers and this is where spirituality crossed my path. It gave me the opportunity to become more in touch with myself, it allowed me to go more within. I learned that whatever you put in your body does not only affect you physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I also discovered meditation, which opened so many (dimensional ;)) doors for me.

Luckily, I was not alone, my (twin)sister Juliette and I started our journey together and, since being vegan, we have come up with the most delicious vegan recipes ever. I even started my own Instagram account called @tedsvegankitchen where I (try to) post daily recipes! I also take the photos myself because I love photography. I have never felt better and more energized, plants really are amazing.

I am here to spread the vegan message, stand up for the animals and help our environment. Let’s try to do the least harm and act more out of love, because our beautiful earth definitely needs more love.

Love and light,