Hey! So Glad You're Here.
My name is Grace, I am 25 and I currently live in London. I am a professional dancer, fitness enthusiast (minus cardio) and recovering hypocrite. I grew up in Kent, right next to the coastline and surrounded by nature (including on average 20+ furry, feathered or shelled companions). As a result, I always considered myself an 'animal lover' (even when I ate meat-hypocrite strike 1). Family holidays would always be exploring the rugged landscape of Cornwall and spending hours in the Atlantic Ocean and I can honestly say, majority of my most cherished memories were times spent outdoors. As humans, it is in our innate nature to retreat back to places of natural wonder to find peace, clarity and often inspiration.
My parents brought me up to respect the planet and it's inhabitants; I was taught to recycle, switch off lights, turn off taps, wash at 30° and my mum regularly donated to various animal charities, receiving updates with disturbing images of the horrors those animals were having to endure. I really thought we were doing our bit, when in reality we were being led astray by the very system we dedicated our lives to. Everyday the media encouraged me to drink milk, eat meat, buy new clothes, scrub my face with microplastic filled cleanser and jet off on a luxury holiday (hypocrite strikes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).
The beginning of my wake up call began with the foot-and-mouth crisis. I moved from being an ignorant and naive meat eater to pescetarian, vegetarian and finally vegan which is where I really began to pay attention to the effects humans were having on the planet. From there is has been an enlightening journey of education with my passion and sense of urgency growing stronger the more I discover.
So here I am, ready to share my experiences and learning to help you see the world for what it really is, but also what it can be. There is so much truth which is held back from us, and I want to open people's eyes and help us create compassionate communities. Because compassion and empathy is what makes us as humans so very special.