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Katrina Fox is an award-winning journalist, author, PR consultant, media trainer, founder of VeganBusinessMedia.com, host of Vegan Business Talk podcast and author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business, the first global book providing success strategies for aspiring and existing vegan business owners and entrepreneurs.
Katrina Fox is an award-winning journalist, PR consultant, founder of VeganBusinessMedia.com, host of Vegan Business Talk podcast and author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business, the first global book providing success strategies for aspiring and existing vegan business owners.
She has written extensively for niche and mainstream media for 17 years on animal advocacy and ethical business and is a regular Forbes contributor specialising in writing about vegan and plant-based businesses.
Katrina teaches vegan business owners how to do their own PR and get free media coverage through her signature online course and group coaching program Vegans in the Limelight.
Originally from the UK, Katrina lives in Sydney with her wife Tracie and she loves glitter, bling and disco.
At the age of 11, Katrina Fox became a vegetarian, without knowing the word, after learning the ‘beef burger’ her mum served up for dinner was once a beautiful cow. Her refusal to eat meat didn’t go down too well with her family in a small town just outside London in the UK, but she stood her ground, unfazed by going against the grain.
Since then she’s made a point of continuing to speak up for society’s underdogs through occasional character comedy and performance art, being chased by riot police during protests against animal cruelty, and during her 17-year career as a journalist.
Katrina has worked on staff as a senior reporter, features writer, sub-editor and editor, and as a freelancer on a broad range of print and online media in the UK, US and Australia. Her work has been featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and the ABC’s The Drum among many other outlets and she launched The Scavenger online magazine for social change advocates in 2009.
Her two proudest moments were persuading a mainstream media editor to run her article on speciesism and another to use the gender-neutral pronouns ‘zie’ and ‘zir’ for a piece she did on sex and gender diversity. Each represented a triumph for the marginalised, with the former earning her the Voiceless: The Animal Protection Institute Media Prize for Print/Online Journalism.
Since becoming an ethical vegan in 1996 after a school teacher called Kay opened her eyes to the countless ways animals are used, abused and exploited for human consumption or entertainment, Katrina’s mission has been to educate, inform and inspire as many people as possible to embrace a vision of a world in which all beings are free to thrive.
Her ideas on the interconnections between human and animal social justice are featured in chapters in the books Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice (edited by Dr Will Tuttle) and Plant-Powered Women: Pioneering Female Vegan Leaders Share Their Vision for a Healthier, Greener, More Compassionate World (edited by Kathy Divine).
Katrina is the founder and editor VeganBusinessMedia.com, host of Vegan Business Talk podcast and author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business, the first global book providing success strategies for aspiring and existing vegan business owners. She’s currently a regular Forbes contributor specializing in writing about vegan and plant-based business and columnist with New York digital fashion magazine La Fashionista Compassionista.
Katrina helps vegan and plant-based business owners, entrepreneurs and ethical leaders to share their stories in the media by teaching them how to do their own PR through her media consulting, coaching and training programs including her signature course Vegans in the Limelight.
Katrina lives with her wife, Tracie, in Sydney, Australia. She loves glitter, disco and internet cat videos.
7 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME:
- I’ve played a lesbian vampire in a short film.
- I was adopted, have met and am in touch with both my birth parents.
- I’m half-Persian.
- I met Lauren Bacall outside the Haymarket Theatre in London when I was 18.
- In my 20s I was chased by riot police during an action to close down a farm that bred kittens for vivisection (it worked).
- I won an ‘Oscart’ award in 2005 from the Adelaide Advertiser for my one-woman character comedy show Kitty Minge: Good Time Girl in a Big, Bad World.
- I once flummoxed Sophia Loren by asking her if she supported marriage equality. (She responded by saying she wanted to talk about movies!)
Check out my Linkedin profile for the formal stuff.