Touchdown last Saturday. I arrived at my Barcelona hostel at 8pm, ready for an early night. But no. No no no. The hotel served up a free (vegan!!!!!!) meal, I got chatting to some cute Americans and a lovely guy from worked at the hostel. The next thing I know we’ve been to one of Barcelona’s many coffee shops (like Amsterdam, but sneaky) and we’re on out way to a free reggae ‘festival’ up, up, and up.
I brought Conor (Boyfriend/ Cameraman/ Cutie) on for this installment as I love talking politics with him – you’ll find us talking about Brexit, what we look for in a leader, and who we’ll be voting for (spoiler alert: it’s Labour).
U.K. folks: please vote! And please vote compassionately.
let the hounds loose
’round Westminster’s corridors
So they can feel the horror, sure
they’d change their minds quick,
Once they realised how sick
It truly is.
In case you didn’t get it from the title, and from my facebook, and instagram, and twitter, aaaaaand me yelling on my rooftop… I started a Vlog! Whaaaaaaaat. Helped (a loooot) by my darling cameraman, Conor, my first video has been shot, edited, and released! Woohoo!
If you didn’t already know, the Tories are planning on repealing the 2005 Hunting Act . In a society plagued with issues from homelessness to our current healthcare crisis, the fact that re-legalising Fox Hunting is even being considered in the current climate tells us a lot about the priorities of a Conservative government.
We’ve been lead into a political world that’s on its way to becoming a two-party system; we feel obligated to vote for one party because they provide the strongest opposition to the terrifying second party. Rather than a more sensible proportionate representation system, UK voters are instead thrown into an all or nothing situation and are faced with this unnecessary voting pressure.
So, whilst I believe that having a decent Green presence in Parliament would only be a good thing, the risk is that they would just be a smatter, drowned out by a Conservative majority. And that is just too great a risk.
I just wanted to check in with you all, and let you know I’m still here, and yes, I’m a little depressed but I’m fully functioning and not in any danger of disappearing anytime soon.
Me, and my aggressive septum piercing
extreme almond milk
and radical mascara
(that didn’t blind any Beagles?!)
gently, oh so carefully
Leah Mallet, 18 year old beauty therapist from Leeds,
Why did a sticker
horrify you so much?
And actual slaughter
not bother you at all?
When you told me
“I’m on your team”
I believed that
You would not leave, and
I keep reminding myself
that you are the real deal, and
could stick around.
Being vegan is not a passive state. It is, in essence, a passionate, active and extremely conscious way of life. And though the vegan community is made up of unique individuals, we share a common choice: a dedication to actively participate, whatever our circumstances, to create a positive imprint on this Earth through our actions, words and presence.