So as part of this blog and as a way to become a better advocate for human rights, animal rights, the planet, and overall to just become a more informed human being, I’ll be sharing a book and a documentary or film every week, or maybe every two weeks once I’m busy with my last semester at Dickinson College. This week I’ve chosen The Green Collar Economy and the Netflix documentary Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
For my very first Veghead Profile, I’d like to introduce you to Rachel, who I first met our freshman year of high school in Stuttgart, Germany. She had a major impact on my high school experience and opened my eyes to a lot of social justice issues, like those of the LGBTQ+ community and women. She’s a vegetarian world traveler with a degree in Politics and International Relations from Kingston University in London. Here she recounts why she transitioned to a meat-free lifestyle, gives a handy tip on reusable facial wipes, and tells us what’s next in her life.
Name: Rachel Imlay
Veghead Status: Vegetarian
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA/Stuttgart, Germany? I grew up all over cause I was a military kid!
Current Location: Colorado, USA, soon to be Australia!
Occupation: Retail Worker/Professional Avoider of Adult Responsibilities
If you’ve spent any time in Europe during the holiday season, especially in Germany, you’ve probably visited a Christmas market or Weihnachtsmarkt. These fests have beautiful lights and decorations, delicious smells wafting from candy, drink, and food stalls, and an assortment of crafts and local goods to purchase. This year my boyfriend and I have managed to hit three German Christmas markets in five days: Rothenburg’s, Esslingen’s, and Stuttgart’s.
And if you’ve spent any time in Europe at any time of the year, you’ll know their traditional cuisines are heavy on the meat. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, it can be tough to find food in rural areas, traditional restaurants, and fests. Here are four quick tips if you’re looking for plant-based bites in German Christmas Markets:
I don’t know about you all, but my mornings can make or break the rest of my day. I take time to make sure I drink lots of water, check my phone for any pressing news or errands to attend to, and eat a filling and tasty breakfast.