my name is shane, and i’m an animal loving girl from los angeles, currently living in chicago finishing up a photography degree. i can’t wait to get back to la!
animals are sentient creatures. i love them very much, which is why in 1999 i decided to stop wearing them (leather, suede, wool, fur, etc..) and stop using products tested on them. soon after (in about 2001), i decided to stop eating them as well. it felt great. loving animals as much as i did, it just didn’t feel right that i was eating them, so here i am.
it was EXTREMELY hard at first. not because i missed eating meat, but because i got put through hell by family, friends, and just about anyone who felt the need to voice their opinions about my dietary choices. it got to the point that i was almost embarrassed to tell people because i didn’t want to be made fun of. it wasn’t until i surrounded myself with like-minded people that i truly felt amazing, and finally, discovering that some of my favorite musicians followed a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle felt like everything falling into place. i wasn’t alone anymore.
dietary choices aside, i LOVE junk food. i always have, and finally, over the last few years i discovered the greasy deliciousness that is vegan junk food. who says vegans only eat salad? certainly not me. honestly, this was never about eating healthy or losing weight for me. i hate when people tell me they went vegan to lose weight. it’s not a special diet. it’s a lifestyle choice. for me, it’s always been about being living a cruelty-free lifestyle out of my love and compassion for animals, and i am enjoying every minute of it.
drop me a line if you have questions about anything. the amount of support i’ve gotten (from vegans and non-vegans) so far has been amazing. thanks so much for all the love and support! and the hate mail is equally appreciated, although it’s normally completely ridiculous, and makes very little to no sense at all… i still get a good laugh from it.
** i DO NOT own all of the pictures i have posted here! some are mine, and some aren’t, but i have tried to source everything. if i’m using one of your pictures, and you don’t want me to, please let me know and i will remove it, or if it’s incorrectly sourced, i’ll fix it. a lot of the pictures here are from two of my favorite vegans ever, quarrygirl and unhealthy vegans **