Featured Athlete – Milani R. Malik

Name: Milani R. Malik

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Website: milanimalik.com

What is your diet/lifestyle? I have been vegan since birth.

What attracted you to eating that type of diet? Being a vegan is not a diet for me, I have been Vegan since birth, so it is a lifestyle.

Which sports & activities are your passionate about? I play professional Basketball, and use to compete in track & field as a sprinter.

What is one of your greatest athletic moments? Playing this past season in the Men’s Professional ABA for the NYC Thunder, as the only woman in the country.

What goal(s) do you currently have, and how do you plan on achieving it? Currently, I’m still waiting to sign back over seas and prayerfully will soon, as well as win a championship wherever I go. Also, I have my own mouth guard line in support of breast cancer for charity (www.icebergguards.com) that I would like to raise more money for. Moreover, to finished writing my books I will soon publish. I have many more goals, but everything is a work in progress and I will take things a step at a time and put myself in the positions to succeed and accomplish my goals.

What is your favorite fuel before activity? Pasta with cooked diced tofu.

What is your favorite food for recovery? A lot of different meals, but I guess you can say rice or mashed potatoes with mixed veggies and soy chicken

What/Who inspires you? My Father & Family inspires me, as well as accomplishing things people say I will not or cannot accomplish.

What is a random fact about you that people might not know? I write short stories, poems, and quotes.

Describe yourself with the first 3 words that come to mind! Strong Black Woman

What advice would you give to an athlete looking to go veg? I would tell an athlete who is looking to go veggie to research information, as well as not try to make drastic changes all at once, it’s a work in progress but you can do it and you will feel a lot better!

Complete this sentence: I am a Meat Free Athlete because that’s life for me, the healthy way is the best way.

Thank you Milani for sharing your story with Meat Free Athlete!

Anne-Marie Campbell

Anne-Marie is the Founder of MeatFreeAthlete.com (est. 2012), and is a vegan athlete and animal rights activist. A competitive athlete for over 20 years, she is a former gymnast and hockey player, and is currently a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Anne-Marie went vegan, for the animals, in 2011, and her mission is to help people go (or stay) vegan by sharing her personal journey, and creating this free vegan lifestyle resource.

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