How long have you been vegan, how did you start?
I’ve been vegan for almost 7 years now. I watched “Food Inc” which made me go vegetarian. 1 year later while doing a search on veganism, I stumbled upon Gary Yourofsky’s video titled “The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear”. Watching that video completely changed my perspective on animal rights and about myself. I began to further understand my own ethical and moral system, and questioned so many things that I’ve never questioned before. From that day forward, I chose to align my actions with my beliefs, and committed to living vegan. Every vegan might say this, but going vegan was the best decision I have ever made. Not only because of the animals, which is huge for me, but because it pushed me to unlearn many habits, excuses, and biases that I had instilled in me since I was a child. Through animal rights activism and outreach, I also learned the socratic method of questioning and how to communicate with all kinds of people. Which has led me to learn more about myself and my challenges, so that I can grow and also help others do the same.
How long have you worked at SFV? How did you start?
I’ve been around SFV since about 2018. I found out about SFV through local vegan and animal rights events.
What are your duties at SFV?
I am a Creative Assistant, Social Media Coordinator, and at times an Event Manager.
Interesting facts or talents you want to share
Spongebob is my absolute most favorite show in the world. I like to sing, communicate with and meet new people, arts and crafts, cooking/baking, debates, philosophy. Also a champ in Mario Kart using Yoshi.
I love food too much to have a favorite, so many wonderful cuisines. Just as long as it’s vegan, I’m for it!
Career outside of SFV
I work as a Creative Assistant at Lesaruss Media, which is owned by the founder of SFV 🙂
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