I grew up in a household that didn't kill bugs; instead, we set them free outside. My parents taught me values of mindfulness and respect for life. This, however, did not extend to the dinner table until recently. I grew up eating animals and using animal products.
I am now a 30-something lawyer, living in Denver with my husband and dog, Sprout. I have been a vegetarian since I was 22 and a vegan for the past few years. During this time, I also began working in environmental and animal law, researching and learning the various ways in which the law protects -- and doesn't protect -- non-human animals.
I started this blog to share what I have learned. Here, I delve into connection, place, environmental sustainability. Along the way, I have learned ways we can stop the exploitation of animals for our pleasure.
Friends and family have asked questions, shared their frustrations, and even discouraged my shift. As with any practice, sometimes a change can be scary and triggering for others. I have thought, questioned, put my practices to logical and moral tests, and have had discussions. My hope is that this blog serves as a guide, as a space to ask questions (I have so many myself), and a forum to share struggles.
I welcome you, wherever you are, on this journey with me!