Sophie Hellyer is a surfer and cold-water swimmer. She has been both a British and English surfing champion and is also known as a passionate public speaker.
A passionate advocate for environmental issues, she is also an outspoken feminist – like may vegans, she cares for human rights issues as well as animal rights campaigns.
She says of her diet:
One of the biggest steps I made was to move to an almost vegan, organic plant-based diet, it’s better for my body and its better for the earth. We make fresh nut milk and bake bread, keep chickens and grow 40% of the food we eat, then try to use organic, ethical and cruelty free products.
She holds an honours degree in marketing, boasts a decade of experience in the creative industries and has a committed social media following. She has said she feels more at home in the sea than she does on land.
In December 2018, Sophie announced in a video for Veganuary that she would be trying vegan the following January.