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I’m Giselle, a lover of all animals; be it centipedes, sharks, puppies or bats. My love for travel began when my mother gifted me with a trip to Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Madagascar several years ago, and since then, I haven’t been able to stop discovering this incredibly wondrous planet!
I am trying to live a simple minimalist life, although I do collect art from around the world (including tattoos), so let’s just call me a “sort-of-minimalist” 😉
I went vegan while visiting Thailand for the first time after a series of experiences with animals, including caring for dogs rescued from the dog meat trade.
I consider myself to be an intersectional vegan, which means I include all oppressed beings (humans included) in my activism. All oppressions intersect, and none are free until all are free.
When I’m home, I keep myself busy with animal rights protests, reading, A LOT of music, mixing a hell of drink at work, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. I adore, and greatly appreciate art and creation of all kinds-the weirder the better. After all, art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable 😉
I highly respect mother nature, critical thinking, people who challenge the establishment, women who reject typical beauty standards, and anyone living a life true to their own happiness.
One of the things I enjoy most is simply sitting outside in solitude, surrounded by plants, sipping on a damn fine cup of coffee.
- My Vegan Journey
My vegan journey began at the end of 2011 at home in Canada after watching Earthlings. Unfortunately I din’t go vegan over night, but I did cut everything out but dairy, and fish. In 2012 Cody and I set out on a 2 and 1/2 year round the world journey, and our 1 month in Thailand lasted for 17.
During that time, we cared for a newborn elephant, did some undercover work at several zoos, elephant camps, and so called sanctuaries, and visited a facility holding dogs rescued from the dog meat trade. Shortly after these sobering emotional experiences, I watched Gary Yourofsky’s “Best Speech You Will Ever Hear” and I couldn’t find one reason (or excuse) to not go vegan.
Going vegan has been one of the best decisions of my life. It has expanded my consciousness in terms of extending compassion and empathy to all living beings, it has raised my awareness of how important it is to care for the planet, and each other, and it reminds me to always be grateful for all of the incredible food I have at my fingertips, and keeps me thankful for all of the people who work hard to get that food to my table.
I adore being a mindful vegan. I am a work in progress, and I look forward to a life of learning.
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Koh Tao, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
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