I had the pleasure of meeting Colleen Patrick-Goudreau early this year in Oakland, California. Her compassionate and positive message towards animal advocacy has been very opening and a tremendous light for me.
For the last two decades, I've been wishy-washy with my food choices when it came to excluding animals products. This vacillation in my diet, made me question my personal convictions and deeper beliefs for myself. Why? Because for me there was a twinge of guilt after each time I ate something that was animal-derived. I ignored that feeling every time. I told myself a lot of stories and blocked out deeper forms of compassion I had inside of me.
Not only that, I had a fear of disappointment from others for "not being perfect" and being called out by other vegans was a reason I never labeled myself as such. Until I came across Colleen's work.
I wanted to share with you something that really shook my perspective on veganism and using the word to define my personal ethics. Vegan or not, it's worth a watch (along with all her other videos on YouTube as well).