Meet Vegan Moms From Stockholm: Talking With Emilie

by | May 10, 2019

As a part of the interviews series with vegan moms from Stockholm and the Raise Vegan’s ‘people of veganism’ features, our Sweden-based PR Director Annika Lundkvist interviewed Stockholm-based vegan mother Emilie Dahlst.

A singer & songwriter by profession, Emilie lives in an area called Nykvarn, just outside Stockholm with her daughter Bess, and 5 pugs, 1 poodle and a mini-pig – all adopted except for 1 pug she has had since she was young.

“I look forward to the idea of empathy and equal rights for all, no matter looks or language of heritage, to reach the minds of people everywhere so people can embrace empathic living and use their communication channels to spread the word.” -Emilie

Emilie, Instagram @emiliedahlst
Meet Vegan Moms From Stockholm: Talking With
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Here are the excerpts from the interview:

How long have you been vegan & why did you initially go vegan?

Emilie: I was a vegetarian for 10 years before faith led me to an event by Djurens Rätt in Stockholm in 2015. I learned so much about how animals and our health are affected by our food choices. Afterward, I went straight home and threw out everything I had in the kitchen that was even slightly related to the animal industry. Due to that eye-opening experience, I found roads to a healthier life that I did not even know existed. Long story short I am now cancer-free, the mother of a beautiful baby girl, and in the best shape of my life.

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Meet Vegan Moms From Stockholm

Does veganism affect or influence your work or hobbies in any way? If so how?

Emilie: All the time! As an artist, I put my soul into everything I do, and therefore I feel obligated to only incorporate good energy into my music before I send it out into a world that already carries more darkness then it can bear. The slaughtering of animals to ensure the survival of outdated food traditions does not bring anything enjoyable to the creative table in my opinion. As I communicate with fans, I feel it’s my responsibility to share the message that what we give is what we get. Do good and get good. My songs, no matter if heard on Netflix or in a movie, always carry that message.

For me, veganism is a lifestyle that borderlines religion and thereby affects all layers of my life. Therefore, all areas are equally interesting to me.

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Meet vegan Moms From Stockholm

What is your perception of the vegan scene in Stockholm? 

Emilie: It’s spreading like the rumor of a nearby picnic spreads among ants. If anyone interprets my description as I am very, very happy about that they would be very, very right.

What is your perception about the development of the vegan movement in Sweden and Scandinavia at large?

Emilie: As more restaurants open, innovations meet the public eye, and public figures find their inspiration with veganism, I see the changes going in a positive direction.

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What developments do you look forward to seeing with the vegan movement over the next several years?

Emilie: I look forward to the idea of empathy and equal rights for all no matter looks or language of heritage to reach the minds of people everywhere so people can embrace a more empathic way of living and use their communication channels to spread the word. More vegans, less killing and more lives saved are what I look forward to as a result of that.

Photo: Annika Lundkvist
Meet Vegan Moms From Stockholm

What are some of your families favorite dishes to enjoy or make together?

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Emilie: Bess eats mostly vegan milk supplements and mashed food now since she is a baby. I do however still eat all the dishes I ate before I became vegan. Pasta, burgers, pancakes, pizza, salads, etc. Since my mind is strongly influenced by my neuropsychiatric diagnosis, highly functioning Asperger, I would have a hard time changing the food-habits I became used to as a child. Lucky for me there are yummy vegan versions of everything!


Stay tuned to meet a few more vegan moms from Stockholm. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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