Davina Goh started to develop a strong sensitivity towards nature and animals in her teenage years, which led her to become a champion of a plant-based lifestyle in her adulthood. Such a lifestyle to her not only encompasses a concern for animal welfare but also a focus on health, environmental sustainability and a mindful approach to thoughts and actions.
“It has been 20 years since I ate red meat, and my last seafood meal was in 2012. At that time, PETA was looking for volunteers for an event in town so I signed up and we had a peaceful demonstration in Bukit Bintang, encouraging people to relate to all animals – even fish. That was the day I decided to go vegetarian,” she recalls.
In 2016, Davina opted for another diet alternative – veganism, which she has been practicing ever since. “The new gift that veganism has off ered me is constant personal evolution. In a world that is growing more and more ethically conscious, the parameters of veganism are always shifting,” she says. “For example, there was a recent argument that avocados shouldn’t be considered vegan because of bees that are being unnaturally transported for long distances and forced to pollinate avocado trees, on top of the huge carbon footprint of having avocados flown around the world. I’m always learning what it means to live out my most truthful self.”
Davina, who used to dabble in event management, broadcasting and radio, now prides herself in being a performer as well as advocating a plant-based lifestyle on social media. The communications graduate is currently pursuing a diploma course on Healing Diets conducted by the School of Natural Medicine, UK. “I decided to undergo the course so that I can help others improve their quality of life just by changing what they eat. It’s a holistic approach to health and with this education, I aspire to remind people of a forgotten truth: that food can be medicine.”
So what does a SuperFEMALE mean to Davina? “To me, it’s just being a superhuman, regardless of what society perceives you as – male or female, or anyone in between. It’s about being the best version of yourself,” she says.
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