such an amazing/overwhelming experience with amazing people! even tho it was so cold and painful, we were so dedicated to it and i absolutely loved it! can’t wait till next time! 🌿#veganactivists#avcopenhagen#onebigfamily
Activism is a funny thing. It stirs up all sorts of emotions, in a chaotic and unpredictable way.
Some days we feel together and strong, and other days we feel vulnerable and on the verge of collapse.
There’s really no “right” way to feel, especially when you’re a change agent. Emotions are so personal and our circumstances are so unique.
Please don’t compare yourself with others, or shame yourself for how you’re coping (or not coping). It will just make everything worse.
Sometimes, the best thing we can do for ourselves is to admit that we feel crappy. Denying our feelings is pretty mentally tiring. Just acknowledging them can free up enough mental energy to take the next step - call a friend, seek some help, recommit to our message, spend time with our loved ones, or just unplug for a day and get back to basics.
Second day in Udaipur, we hit Gulab Bagh in the morning and Fateh Sagar Lake in the evening. “If you think eating meat is just a personal choice, you are forgetting someone.” - Unknown
That's why we hit the streets to remind the people of Udaipur. The response of both the outreach was majorly positive and we end up creating two new activists.
Last picture: This person in hat was sceptical about breast milk of cow but at the end of the day he texted Shreyansh, 'he did not had milk that that day.'' ✌💚 @chintanmatta and Shreyansh are both happily married vegan couple. Checkout their first outreach, it's family activity for them, more vegan power to both of you. #CyclingForVeganism#CycleActivism#VeganActivism#veganactivists#VeganismOutreach
After Ahmedabad, I was invited by Gitanjali Kumari Idar Didi and Suryavir ji to deliver talk in their school about the journey and veganism. "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass
Thank you Merryland School for giving me this opportunity to speak on behalf on the most oppressed victims of this planet.
Last picture: Never miss an opportunity to speak for our non-human. Spoke to this bunch of curious minds on the way to Himmatnagar, they all promised to go into details on Veganism.
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Peaceful activism matters.
Did you know... when we see/hear aggressive behaviour, we become hyper-alert. Our brain thinks there is danger or conflict - and goes into “fight or flight” mode.
In “fight or flight” mode, our logical thinking shuts down. It’s harder to be empathetic. We become defensive, guarded, and narrow minded. And so do the people we’re trying to reach.
Not exactly a great recipe for change.
Using aggression to promote the vegan message is like salting the garden before you plant seeds. It’s just not that effective.
For many, yelling or shouting is enough to activate “fight or flight”. Of course, we’re not perfect - and sometimes we do inadvertently raise our voice. Mistakes happen. We apologise, and continue. Peacefully.
Activism should not be a release valve for our own anger. We all need to vent, and our activism isn’t the time to do it. ——- Want to know more? Check out my upcoming book “Staying Positive in a F*cked Up World” (link in bio)
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” -Buddhist proverb. I have to say that after watching the documentary EARTHLINGS, I stumbled upon these three on YouTube and they have forever helped me change my level of compassion and circle of empathy to include all sentient beings. Thank you for being such powerful activists and fighting for a cause as important as this!! I aspire to be more like you three and speak up for Justice right in the midst of adversity!!! #govegan#myforevercrushes 😍😍 😍 #veganactivists
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After much consideration & discussions with the save movement we have decided that we will have to postpone tomorrow’s event to a later date due to adverse weather conditions. The main reason for this is for our safety getting to the venue, we must remember this location is in a village which will be much worse than the main Roads & City's. We also believe that, although not confirmed, the SH will not be operating due to the conditions. Thank you to everyone who said they were attending, and be sure to keep an eye out for the revised date! Thank you all for the support & I hope you understand this decision. #vigil#savemovementuk#savemovement#vegan#veganactivism#veganactivists
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“Bloody vegans, go get a job!” Isn’t it strange? Some people think activism is synonymous with being unemployed. As though activists must be dole bludging hippies with too much time on their hands.
Employed or not, life isn’t just about ourselves. We only have true happiness when we can contribute to the greater good of those around us.
Like... A better future for our kids
A healthy planet
An end to animal slavery
To live without a greater purpose ... is that really living?
In the words of Mark Twain: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” Forget jobs, careers, salaries, and fancy titles. Tell me about YOUR legacy for this world. That’s what matters.
And if the worst insult that a non-vegan can think of is “get a job”.... well, clearly we’re doing something right. —— Are you an activist, advocate, or change agent? Check out my upcoming book “Staying Positive in a F*cked Up World”. Click the link in my bio for the latest news and updates...
The world feels darker this week. My thoughts are haunted and my soul is tormented.
Maybe you can relate?
There’s no magic solution to feel better. And I think maybe that’s the point. We’re feeling this despair, guilt, sadness, and anger because they’re the logical responses to what’s happening. We care so much for animals in a world that treats them like nothing.
If you’re crying today, if you’re fuming, or you feel numb, or surreal - you’re showing your humanity.
These feelings are like waves crashing on a beach. They rise up, everything gets turned upside down, and then things settle. How long it takes, will depend. Don’t judge the sand for not recovering quickly enough. And please don’t judge yourself right now. The waves are crashing and the world seems impossible.
Give yourself time.
The world might never look exactly the same, and perhaps it shouldn’t. Perhaps what we’re feeling right now is exactly what will fuel us in the future, to keep sharing the vegan message, to keep helping animals - and most importantly, to keep fighting for what is right. 🐏🦈🐝🕷🦆🦀🐥🐳🐷🐟🐔🐰
A moment, to appreciate every single activist who is fighting for the animals. Not just this week, but every week.
I have profound respect for every person who is fasting this week or camping out at the Fast for Freedom. I cannot imagine how you are doing it, other than being fueled by your inner strength and the power of your convictions.
I want to add that all activism is important, no matter how “big” or “small” it seems.
We all have different things going on in our life. Different stressors, and different responsibilities. I take my hat off to any person who gives their time, effort, or attention towards animal activism, because every bit counts.
I’m reminded of the well-paid politicians who give $5 to a homeless person, versus the 4 year old child who gives all the money he has in the world - maybe a dollar or two.
Sometimes, it’s not the action that matters, but what it means to the person doing it. The smallest acts might actually require tremendous sacrifice.
There are all sorts of people here. Students, parents, people with injuries, people with financial difficulties, and people experiencing extreme stress and trauma. And, there are people across the world who are showing their support, sharing images, status updates, videos, live-streams, articles, or who are fasting in solidarity.
To anyone who is able to help the animals - thank you.
He was trapped between two of his fellow prisoners, on a death truck heading for the gas chambers. All because he is deemed “inferior” and therefore not worthy of kindness.
It is a sad, sick world where murder is seen as normal, and the peace seekers are considered “extreme”. I am so sorry I could not save you. RIP 💔
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