food ➕ activism ➕ lifestyle

Oh, hi!  I’m Lisa, and this is my brand new baby blog.  When it grows up it will have content for animal lovers, creative entrepreneurs, activists, volunteers, vegans, and the veg-curious.  I’m a bit of all of the above.

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I became vegan in 2010, after I saw Jonathan Safran Foer’s interviews on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and immediately bought his book, Eating Animals.  I didn’t start reading it right away though, because I knew the knowledge that was about to be dropped would change my life in a way I wasn’t quite ready for.  I gave myself until the New Year, and between reading the book, visiting farmed animal sanctuaries, and watching/reading undercover farm investigations, I knew I’d be vegan for life.

I heard JSF isn’t even vegan anymore.  Sell-out.

Veganism led to activism, and within a few months I started getting involved in grassroots campaigns for animals.  I was also inspired to start a campaign of my own, which led to the closure of a local pet store chain and made my hometown puppy-mill-free.  It was kind of awesome.

Right now my life revolves around the pet sitting service I’ve run full-time since 2011, and finishing my undergraduate degree in behavioral science.  I’ve had an on-off relationship with school and originally wanted to become a veterinarian, but now I’m not quite sure what the future holds.  I do know I want to help animals, and people.. and people who love animals.

I grew up in the Los Angeles area, and currently live in San Pedro, California, with my rescue pup and two cats.

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