Hi, and welcome to my blog on the ins and outs of living an intersectional eco-feminist vegan and travel-packed life!
I’m Jones, and I’m currently a student double-majoring in Environmental Studies and International Studies at Dickinson College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Ever since I can remember I’ve been passionate about the natural world and the lives and rights of non-human animals, and I’ve been a vegan for just about 4 years now. In the last year or so I’ve become interested in reducing my waste, especially my consumption of plastic.
I first started my journey of a more cruelty-free and sustainable lifestyle when I was 12 and transitioned to pescatarianism. I had no prior knowledge of how to eat meat-free or mentors I knew that I could reach out to for advice, but I slowly learned how to be healthy and happy while following my values. In the summer of 2014, I decided to stop consuming fish and seafood and was interested in transitioning to a vegan diet and lifestyle. Over the course of my senior year of high school, I slowly stopped eating and drinking dairy, eggs, and any other animal products. I also stopped buying leather and made sure all my cosmetic and beauty products were animal testing-free and vegan. I officially became vegan when I started my undergraduate degree at Dickinson in the fall of 2015, and my current personal challenges are cooking and preparing more of my own food, reducing my food waste, decreasing my consumption of plastic and other waste, and buying products from responsible sources. I am obsessed with hummus and falafel and all things chickpea and have a special love for tofu, veggie burgers, and most of all vegan ravioli. I am always on the lookout for vegfests, farmers’ markets, and veghead-friendly restaurants.
I have lived over 15 years of my life in Germany as an Army Brat, and I’ve had some awesome opportunities to see the world. I am 22 years old and I have visited 24 countries and 3 continents! I love exploring cities, trying new vegan foods, wandering through national parks and wild places, and meeting new people from different cultures and backgrounds. Some of my favorite travels include family trips to Turkey and Ireland, a school research trip to Nepal, studying abroad in Denmark with an awesome Danish host family, and spending time in my favorite city, Berlin, Germany.
So why should you follow this blog? Anyone who is interested in any and all things vegan, eco-friendly, low-waste/zero-waste, sustainability, social justice, and traveling will find useful and insightful information here. I’ll post my favorite recipes, reviews of restaurants and vegan food and cosmetic products, ways to cut down on your ecological footprint, city and travel guides, book and film reviews,and profiles of vegheads (pescatarian, vegetarians, vegans, eco-minded folks, etc.) I meet around the world. You can also look forward to recipes to make your own deodorant and cleaning supplies.
Please feel free to reach out with questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!