Becoming an animal liberation activist was not something that I ever anticipated, though it was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
It happened at a time in my life where the vision of who I'm meant to be was tainted by the pain I had endured. I let the pain define who I was and told myself that the person I was at that moment was the person I was always going to be.
When you can't see who you are, you can't possibly see where you're meant to go or what your purpose is.
Being lost helped me find myself. Had I not walked into that screening of dominion and endured watching the soul wrenching pain that non human animals face, I'm not sure where id be today.
I became an animal liberation activist because I understood what it felt like to have your individuality ripped away from you and be reduced to nothing. I understood what it meant to be used and abused for not being as strong as your abuser.
When you learn to stand up for others, you learn to stand up for yourself. When you begin to call out toxic behaviours that others portray, you learn to disengage from anyone who brings toxicity into your life.
One year later, and I have never felt more like myself. I have never felt more alive doing something that can be so devastating at times, but I know who I do it for. Who I will always do it for.
None are free until we are all free
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