I recently seen a post that said: vegans don't eat honey because it 'exploits' bees, better make sure they don't eat veg that is packed and picked by underpaid brown people. At first I was a little angered because I feel this statement is an attack on the one group of people who care the most about morals, equality, and most about the exploitation of others. Vegans are not the only ones to eat veg either. It also implies that vegans only care about bees/animals or more about them than humans. Yes I care for the animals in slaughterhouses but I also care for the workers who are often immigrants on low pay working horrific and dangerous conditions. I also care about global warming and how that affects HUMANS or the fact that one third of the world's population is affected by malnutrition whilst between one third to a half of the world's harvests are fed to livestock. So for me, veganism is very much a human rights issue. That being said.. I am not perfect, I can only do my best. Knowledge is power... So I will continue to educate myself on all of these issues. Having being challenged, I can also appreciate how commercialization or the focus on just animal rights when discussing veganism can takeaway the opportunities to have meaningful discussions surrounding systems that suppress humans. It is important to not forget the other systems of oppression. Would love to hear your thoughts 💭 ?
New friends are hard to come by, but when you meet them you just know. “Wow, you love that too?!” Is often a phrase exchanged. No need to explain, no need to apologize or pretend— it’s understood! So let’s just share some herbal nighttime tea at midnight before calling it a night and escape from the noise of the Elvis impersonator in the next room. While I love talking to you, which is why we stayed up so late, we love our sleep too and know that we care about or bodies and our systems enough to give them enough time to sleep off the energy expelled today. #thanksforthememories
Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. ☀️ Something I normally don't do much of while on vacation (currently am now). I'm not proud of this, but I'm just being honest. Traveling usually leaves me dehydrated and then I start feeling like crap. You know when your traveling and you don't want to stop to pee every 30 minutes (yeah that's me). Whatever the excuse is, you gotta make it a priority. I am constantly reminding myself this. 🤦 Some signs to look for to see if your dehydrated are fatigue, headache, dry mouth, muscle cramps, dizziness/light headed, alteres mood, etc. Be on top of your water intake! Not only while traveling, but all the time! 💦💦💦