STELLA THE LIGHT x VOITED Collab
Tell us about yourself
I am Stella! I am a 27 year old vegan currently living life on somewhat of a whim. I travel long term but also love being in my hometown with family for several months of the year. I like to call myself an extroverted introvert.
I have lived all over including California, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Portugal, Mexico, Turkey and the PNW as well as all over the east coast of the USA! I love everything to do with being outside - hiking and running being my favorites. I follow intuition entirely when it comes to life - eating, relationships, fitness, career and any big life decisions - follow that gut instinct - follow that BLISS!
Where are you from originally?
I'm originally from the suburbs of of Philadelphia in the state of Pennsylvania. I'm actually living there right now and will be until March 2020.
How do you support yourself?
I run a plant based coaching business that I started roughly 3 years ago and love every second of what I do / what plant based has brought to me - so I share that as much as I possible can with anyone open to it!
Emotionally, I rely on the support of my family (big time), my partner Damon and my self work/love keeps me stable.
Why this print? What's the story?
The night sky has always captivated me .. Stella meaning star was my nickname growing up given to me by my father - he claims my face was as round and bright as a start when I was a baby...
I think the night sky is vast, open, endless, scary, beautiful, unknown and almost indescribable... like life.
Luckily we have the trees and earth to ground us and give us a home. I think the mix of the skyline with a tree line gives us both a feeling of limitless opportunity that is out there but also the safe, nurturing grounded feeling we get from mama earth.
Flashback to when you were 12 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
OH! I love that this is 12 years old and not teen years!
12 year old me was... transitioning and unfocused on anything career related. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I had lost my group of girlfriends due to being bullied, my family had financial issues that I couldn’t understand.. and shoot, I was 12! What a tough/weird age!
I felt very strange about myself / my family life and honestly had zero idea what I wanted in life. I wasn’t very talented in school nor sports... so basically: 12 year old me had no plan of action!
What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
Being outside. Simply cannot beat it... whether that be a 10 hour hike or laying in the grass in my backyard.. it never ceases to bring me peace!