Someone asked me a while ago what I do when I’m not being vegan. My parents constantly get after me (still) with “how dare you / dumb it down, dear” comments, that I have chosen to separate myself, ostracize & alienate myself from the love available to me in this life, community, family even by my “choices”. Once going vegan & sharing my changes (enthusiastically so), friends I had, some for decades, suddenly stopped calling. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I’m criticized for wearing my heart on my sleeve (shirt or coat too) so obviously.
…others agendas swirling at the forefront of every day, the need as an adult woman to keep years of conditioned silence and dependency at bay to make my voice heard, felt at every volume - all it takes is THIS to snap my head back to who ‘I’ am, what I came here to do - the REAL work that is assigned to us all. I am reminded of where I have been, what I have seen, what I know to be true, what kind of a world I want to live in, to create, by a simple honest photo. THIS is why I am ALWAYS vegan; this is why I don’t care to be part of the tribe, unless I am helping to lead it to evolve; this is why I will speak - voice shaking, crying & heart in motherfucking hand - even if I am standing absolutely alone. It ain’t me who’s alienated, ostracized or lacking love. THIS is why there is no other option than vegan in my mind’s eye for this world, why I will work until —- , and why I know we will prevail, perhaps naïvely so (see all the fucks I don’t give); the world needs more leaping.
THIS - they are why I am unapologetically connected, out loud & proud, fearlessly vegan. There is no other way to be. So please - BE.
Photo from last summer (07-13) while volunteering with Toronto Pig Save, pigs in a truck en route to Quality Meat Packers, a Toronto slaughterhouse - marks from a binary prod, a tool of violent submission akin to a taser typically used on humans - both illegal and violate UN weapons protocol 3
Very moving piece. Standing up for what is right comes at a cost.
OMG A NOTALLMEN TUMBLR
Where has the notallmen Tumblr been all our lives!
"The greatest destructive force in the Amazon rainforest is clearing land for “cattle” ranching.
Every one who is against violence and injustice should consider becoming vegan because ANIMAL USE is great violence and most animal use is for trivial reasons of palate PLEASURE and we can easily meet our nutrition needs from plants (and non-animal sources).
Every ENVIRONMENTALIST should be vegan because animal agriculture and the capture and killing of “wild” animals for various reasons including killing animals to “protect livestock”, would not exist if there were no demand for animal products and no demand for animal use. Environmentalists should be vegan because a huge percentage of GHG are from animal use industry. Worldwatch Institute suggests 51% GHG are from the animal use sector.
Also we should be vegan because if we claim to want to PROTECT THE PLANET, we should naturally include the 99.99% of the planet’s population who are nonhuman.
We — humans - do not own the planet. The bottom line is ALL other animals (including domesticated animals) deserve at least one basic right — the right not to be used as property and veganism is THE step to taking that right seriously.
If we are against violence and injustice, then we need to be vegan."
I definitely endorse this message.
This is more than perfect.
Brilliant. Though speaking personally, I find most XBox players of whatever gender are really great.
oh my fucking god
huge fucking trigger warning but oh my god
shots. fucking. fired.
Great video on sexual violence: trigger warning, though contains no graphic scenes. Spot on commentary.