Candy Marx (nee Maaka-Stoten) is a New Zealand-born Writer, Author, registered Master Herbalist, registered Plant-based Nutritionist, Kind Living & Wellness Influencer, Intuition Mentor, a Mama of two, and an Award-Winning (former) Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur, behind the popular Instagram account, Plantfed Mama. Candy has been featured in national and international press, from The Sunday Telegraph (AUS), The Financial Review (AUS), The Dominion Post (NZ), Digital Journal (USA), Medium (USA), Ethical Style Journal (USA), Raise Vegan (USA), and The Times (USA), plus many more. She currently lives with her family in Sydney, Australia.
"I made the connection between animals and my food when I was still quite young. I grew up on a self-sustained farm and our pigs, ducks and chickens, in particular, were my best friends. And quite frankly, I didn't want to eat my friends. I went vegetarian as a kid, which was at a time when vegetarians didn't really exist - well, not where I grew up. Fast forward 15+ years to the start of my conscious vegan journey."
In 2009, Marx launched high-end fashion footwear label, KeilanaSkye, which became a household name after winning the QANTAS Spirit of Youth People's Choice Award in 2012; she was also named a finalist in the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Judge's Choice Award in 2013. Adding to her list of fashion achievements behind KeilanaSkye, she also dressed the Australia's Next Top Model's, Top 20, and showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney, and in NYC and LA. But after switching from vegetarianism to veganism, in 2014, Marx rebranded her label to align with her eco-vegan beliefs, changing direction into social philanthropy - behind KSKYE the Label.
Marx did a short stint working as an Editor for a small, online magazine, and continued to study, graduating in Marine Science, and Shark Conservation in 2016.
After experiencing the countless health and lifestyle benefits of a wholefoods plant-based diet, Marx then went on to study Herbalism and Nutrition. Marx holds a Diploma of Human Nutrition and a Diploma of Master Herbalism.
Marx is the host of the PLANTFED SOUL Podcast series, which was formerly known as The Conscious Blog.
In late 2017, Marx became an Ambassador for W.I.R.E.S Wildlife Rescue.
After spiritually mentoring many people around the world, Marx stepped into the role of Intuition Mentor, in which she developed a highly sought-after course.
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