Welcome to Green Contours,
I am Kayla Shivana, blogger and the creator of Green Contours. I started this blog to raise awareness on animal testing in the beauty industry, inspire readers to support cruelty-free, vegan and ethical beauty brands and to live more sustainably.
Where it all began…
My journey to eco-friendly living began when I was just 11 years old. You can read the full story in my first post where I explain how I became an environmentalist. Since then I had always wondered how I was going to inspire more people in my community to live sustainable and ethical lives without causing further harm to the planet. Then I discovered the world of blogging.
Believe it or not, but Green Contours started as an academic blog in 2016. I was halfway through completing my undergraduate degree in English Studies at the University of Pretoria when I took a class in micro-blogging. My lecturer at the time was also an environmental activist. He gave us the task of creating free WordPress blogs and every week we were required to publish an academic blog post about a specific environmental topic. This was when I finally realised how I can use my voice online for a bigger cause. At the end of the semester I decided to keep the domain and completely revamped the site.
I changed Green Contours into a personal blog, combining my passion for beauty and the environment. My dream is to inspire my readers to use cruelty-free and ethical beauty products and change their lives to create a cleaner, healthier and greener world.
I believe that the journey to sustainable living should be accessible, inclusive and fun.
Are you ready to join me on this journey?
Here are some posts to help you get started:
- 10 Simple Ways To Be Eco-Friendly Everyday
- Five Must-Watch Environmental Documentaries
- How I Became A Vegetarian
- Cruelty-free brands in South Africa