Marly Winckler is a sociologist and translator. She is the translator of more than 60 books including Animal Liberation by Peter Singer and Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis. Vegetarian since 1983 she created “Sitio Vegetariano”–the first webpage on vegetarianism in Portuguese–and also the first discussion lists on vegetarianism in Portuguese and Spanish: veg-brasil and veg-latina (now ivu-latina). Latin American and Caribbean Coordinator of the International Vegetarian Union from 2000 to 2013. President and founder of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society (2003-2015). IVU chair 2012-2015 and present IVU chair. She lives in Florianopolis, the beautiful Island which hosted the 36th IVU World Vegetarian Congress in 2004, organized by her. She will speak on ‘Amazon Rainforest Destruction and Cattle Rearing’.
Tarurî Gatere began her vegan journey in 2011 while she was studying a short fashion course in Florence, Italy. She stumbled upon the PETA website and found a 2 week vegan challenge which left her feeling healthier than ever before. Upon returning to Kenya later on that year, she struggled to remain vegan and found herself going back to animal products but she never forgot how good she felt on a vegan diet. In 2013 she went back on her vegan journey and with new determination to stay the course she began a blog called ‘The Kenyan Vegan’ where she shared her trials and explorations in the kitchen. She was committed to keeping her vegan diet as fun, delicious and interesting as possible. In 2017 she changed ‘The Kenyan Vegan’ to ‘Freegan Soul’ and began to hold cookouts selling vegan food and in 2018 she began to do some small scale catering. Tarurî Gatere is also a practicing Life Coach and occasional designer.
Virginia Nyaga – The Happiness Alchemist – is a Certified Success Coach and Pranic Healer. She specializes in Wellness Coaching. Wellness encompasses 6 areas of life – Health, Business / Career, Relationships, Finances, Emotions and Spirituality. She coaches her clients to make positive changes in these areas of their lives through detoxing / cleansing through juicing programs, bespoke coaching programs, cooking classes and Pranic Healing (an energy healing modality) with the intension of getting you to your True happiness.
Virginia is also a media personality, appearing on K24’s Alfajiri Show where she demonstrates how to prepare vegan dishes and educates on the value of adopting a more plant based diet especially when one is dealing with a Lifestyle / Chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. She has also appeared on KTN’s Life and Style Show, KBC’s Good Morning Kenya and also has a YouTube Channel.
Virginia is the founder of Newrishment, Co-founder of ‘The Back To Nature Movement’ and Co-founder of Weza Capital (A Business Growth Incubator).
Virginia’s mission in life is “To Heal the World One Person at a Time”.
Website: www.newrishment.com, Facebook: newrishmentcoach, Twitter: newrishmentkoch, Instagram: coachvie, Youtube: Virginia Nyaga