At Black Girl In Om, we’re celebrating Women’s History Month by illuminating the Rebel Woman! I recently chatted with some of my favorite fellow wellness and self-care revolutionaries and discovered how they rebel in their own lives and what self-care stapes they just can’t do without —and why.
I became a vegan after I became a vegetarian. I became a vegetarian on and off for several years after watching Food Inc, a harsh but necessary exposé on the food and meat packing industries. Horrified, I saw how many farming practices exploit animals for the sake of our meat-heavy diets. As a lifelong animal lover and Eliza Thornberry wannabe, I felt a deep sense of shame and guilt come over me while watching the dreary life cycle of a farm cow. The peaceful life I've always aimed to live by was not conducive to eating meat.