Why limit celebrating bada$$ women to only one day of the year? This Sunday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global day that has been celebrated since 1911!
In honour of celebrating women’s achievements, we want to highlight seven incredible women who are killing the vegan Instagram game.
Keep reading to discover Plant Faced’s biggest vegan girl crushes on Instagram this month!
Rhian HY is a vegan YouTuber who knows how to keep it real with her followers. She was raised vegetarian but later became vegan, and on her channel, she is open and honest with her followers that while she is vegan, she isn’t militant and does make mistakes - just like everyone else.
“And while ideally the world would not be set up the way that it is with regards to, you know, cruelty basically to animals, I do think there are times where you can only do so much, especially when it comes to being pretty ill and need to take medication” Rhian said in her YouTube video titled, It’s me. The bad vegan.
Her vegan Instagram feed alone will inspire you to get a tattoo or two (or ten), and she is filled with recommendations on all things beauty, including her favorite makeup brushes, eyeliner tutorials, and so much more. Be sure to check Rhian out!
Amanda aka QCKND
Who is QCKND (and how the heck do you say her name)? Amanda, aka QCKND, is the host of “Tattoo Talk Tuesday” and a popular YouTuber. Her name QCKND stands for Quiet Cool Kid No Doubt, and she started to gain a small following at the age of 14 with her blog posts before taking to YouTube. This hairdresser is covered in tattoos, which she of course talks about in her weekly YouTube episodes.
Be sure to check out her vegan Instagram, featuring her incredible tattoos, love for cats, and badass style.
Speaking of bada$$ style, have you seen Plant Faced’s newest tattoo-inspired collection? Check it out right here!
Sorsha is a vegan YouTuber who hasn’t used a single animal product in over eight years! Her videos are certainly comical, and she also takes time to make recommendations for anyone who is thinking about going vegan but isn’t sure where to start. For example, she recommends Angela Roi for cruelty-free handbags, zinc to support your immune system, free books about health and veganism, vegan transition tips, and so much more.
Vegan Blogger & Author:
Rachel Ama is a London-based vegan blogger and cookbook author who not only kills it in the kitchen but also slays in the gym. That’s right - in addition to being a vegan author, this badass lady also finds the time for fitness - including Muay Thai, a Thai form of boxing that utilizes your fists, elbows, knees, feet, and other body parts as weapons. In addition to her vegan Instagram account, be sure to check out her cookbook: “Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats: Tasty plant-based recipes for every day.”
Ama’s vegan Instagram has almost 110,000 followers. She shines inside and out, and we’re drooling over every single dish she posts.
The next inspiring plant-based gal on our list is Genesis Butler. This 12 year old (yes, you read that right - 12) vegan activist is making a huge statement amongst the plant-based community and beyond, regardless of her age. In her first TEDx Talk (and hopefully not her last), Butler focuses on and highlights the direct correlation between meat consumption and the environment and how ultimately cutting back on animal products will help aid the damage done to the planet. She gracefully lays out some pretty scary figures, but in a charming and digestible way.
In addition to being one of the YOUNGEST people EVER to give a TEDx Talk (she did this when she was only 10 years old), she also had the courage to encourage the Pope to give up animal products for Lent and has even started a non-profit - Genesis for Animals, which financially aids those who devote their lives to rescuing animals. She has also received numerous awards, including:
- Vegan Kid of the Year award from Vegans Are Cool
- PETA’s Kid of the Year Award
Legend! Be sure to check out her entire TedX Talk!
Lawyer Turned Vegan:
Plant-based food ain’t boring, and Nisha Vora, a vegan Instagramer, YouTuber, and blogger has come to prove this time and time again. She wasn’t always a vegan advocate, however. Let’s back it up a bit!
Vora is a woman of all trades. She was an attorney before discovering her love for food, and now resides in Brooklyn, New York where she shares all of her delicious recipes with vegan-food loving followers - like us! Her journey began when she decided to backpack and travel for six months. As traveling tends to do, she discovered the importance of living a life “with adventure, laughter, and authenticity.”
She soon stopped practicing law when she became vegan and focused her energy into opening Hungryroot, a food startup where she directs and manages the mouth-watering photographs - she even has some handy guides to food photography on her blog, if you’re so inclined - Rainbow Plant Life!
Vora has been featured on a number of publications, including:
- Veg News Magazine
Check out her vegan Instagram (which has over 387k freakin’ followers) for more plant-based recipe ideas.
Plant-Based Author & Vegan CEO:
Haile Thomas proves to all entrepreneurs that wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. This 18-year-old is the youngest person in the U.S. to become a Certified Integrative Health Coach. In addition, she also wrote the popular book “Living Lively,” a plant-based cookbook featuring a plethora of delicious dishes including:
- Straight Fire Mac N’ Cheese
- Korean Jackfruit Sloppy Jill
For those of you with a sweet tooth, her cookbook also features healthy desserts, like Thomas’s Strawberry Tahini Coconut Cookies! All of her recipes are egg, dairy, and gluten free, and her book also features recipes from other bomb women coming up with some pretty delish concoctions, including Maya Penn and Luisa Gaffga.
Her wellness journey began when her father developed Type 2 diabetes when she was only eight, and she has continued to inspire everyone with her conscious living, healthy, and wellness messages.
As if she couldn’t inspire us more, Thomas is also the founder and CEO of The Happy Org (Healthy Active Positive Purposeful Youth), a non-profit that strives to make affordable and eventually free plant-based nutrition and culinary education in at-risk communities. She started the organization when she was 12, and since then, she’s been featured in a number of publications, including:
- Teen Vogue
- Experience Life Magazine
Instagram users have obviously taken notice of Haile, as her vegan Instagram has almost 60,000 followers!
More Vegan Instagram Feeds You Need to Follow TODAY
There you have it! Be sure to follow these eight inspiring vegan women who are killing the cruelty-free Instagram game. If you loved this article about powerful women, be sure to check out these articles we’ve rounded up featuring some of our favourite feeds on Instagram. Enjoy, and Happy International Women’s Day!
- 20 Vegan Women You Need to Follow on Instagram Today by Sarah Mclaughlin and Jasmin Singer for Veg News
- 13 vegan accounts you should follow on Instagram for Veganuary inspiration by Abigail Malbon for Cosmopolitan
- 11 Vegan Influencers You Should Start Following on Instagram Right Now by Nicole Pajer for Parade
- 5 Amazing Vegan Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow Now by Maria Chiorando for Plant Based News