Following on from Heather’s talk there was some great feedback popping up on social media:
“The way the media can portray someone can influence your perception. @heathermillsoffical is a force to be reckoned with! What a story, what an inspiration and what an amazing woman! Loved her talk and her openness and humour. Speaking from the heart. Gutted I didn’t chat to her after” - @Louisejaynesimpson
“Heather was mind-blowing – loved her talk” - @veryanwj
“I had no idea how much amazing stuff Heather Mills has done until I saw her talk at @vevolution. She has achieved so much for human and animal welfare. She also helped launch Winchester’s Centre for Animal Welfare last year, where I’m studying” - @moonlolly
“It was such a pleasure to be able to inspire people from all over the country, and it was so wonderful to talk to many of them following the discussion along-side so many advocates for this movement.”
Vbites is a company delivering excellent plant-based meat alternatives, and has been making great strides for over a decade. Heather discusses how the plant-based change in the 90's had been much more difficult because there weren't any alternatives, but she managed to change that, and this is when V-bites was born.
Heather then went on to say:
“Vevolution is one of my favourite organisations in the UK right now, and for them to bring so many young and talented folk into one room was a real success. Their workshops didn’t disappoint either, and they were hosted by young and budding geniuses in this movement such as Bright Zine – who created “faces in veganism” a collaborative piece bringing everyone at the festival together in a fun and dynamic way.”
Heather was interviewed for the official program / zine created in collaboration with both Bright X Vevolution. The zine is jam-packed full of exciting articles, tips and stories by people from all walks of life.
In the article, Heather discusses her journey and hopes for the future of the vegan movement with the founder of Vevolution, Damien.
She discusses the shift in the media from the 1990’s until now, and goes on to talk about the:
“Evidence of improvement on health from scientists like Professor Colin Campbell who wrote the China Study and making VBites incredible meat, dairy and fish replacements to make the transition easier.”
This is a step in the right direction to changing mind-sets and implementing change.
Heather also talks about her dynamic sporting achievements and her drive towards becoming the record holder for the world’s fastest disabled speed skier.
“I like to challenge people’s perception of disability and show that being a vegan athlete is the healthiest, proving that at nearly 50 years old you can become a world record holder and ski at a speed of 166.84kph. Plus, I am an adrenaline junkie and love extreme sports.”
Check out a selection of photos from the event via their gallery here
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