Being vegan is not about me; it is all about other beings and the environment, which belongs to no one and to us all. Therefore, changing myself was the first step - the simple step. The second step is changing the world.
I started as a social activist for animal rights and put my heart and soul into it. I did everything from demonstrations and marches to conversations and exhibitions. But after two years, I felt like it was too much for me mentally and so I decided to stop. However I still felt the urge to do something, so I decided to start my blog. In this way, I could combine what I love - fashion, writing, and animals, plus my ethics and beliefs.
Eventually, I found that I can have an even bigger impact through my blog, Style with a smile.
I call this "positive activism". While I do address the problems, I focus on the solutions. I show that there is an alternative to basically everything. I believe both types of activism are important and necessary for the creation of change. You need a catalyst and then a positive way forward.