A vegan tween speaks frankly

A vegan tween speaks frankly

This mother-daughter interview  first appeared on the Main Street Vegan blog, 2 years ago. I’d love to share it with my readers!

Isabelle is almost a teenager. A time when friends become new major influencers. Yet this vegan tween is already facing and dealing with peer pressure on her own terms. This beautiful young girl is also my daughter and today she gently tells us about what it’s like to stand up for ones ethics at the age of 12.

How did you feel when you first heard about veganism? “I was totally keen to go on board, even vegetarian wasn’t enough of a leap for me. I wanted to get all cruelty off my plate. I’ve always felt a deep compassion and connection with nature and its animals. It just didn’t feel right or fair to eat or use them.”

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Kids’ heart-pounding activism

Kids’ heart-pounding activism

As a parent to two young activists, I’m standing in my living room, witness to something pretty darn inspiring.

I watch as my youngest daughter prances around like she has ants in her pants. She reads aloud, sharing every encouraging comment made on her fledgling video sharing.

She’s literally radiant in her realisation that she has the ability to connect, interact and positively impact others around our globe.

“I’ve made a difference mummy!”  She’s sure of it. That’s all one needs.

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