When I was 17,
I made the decision of going vegan after reading ‘Eating Animals’ by Jonathan Safran Foer — a journalistic account about factory farming in the USA — although, my mother would tell relatives and friends that this self-awareness came to me after I saw a truckload of chickens being shipped to the market and felt sorry for these birds, my veganism did link to wanting to save animals from cruelty, but the drive and priority stemmed from understanding how eating them affects the environment.
Did I correct my mother?
What is privilege? Do you have it? Let’s have a quick privilege check.
You don’t need to have all of these, but; If you are not oppressed nor come from a marginalized group, is financially stable from your income or inherited wealth, received or is receiving higher education, isn’t physically disabled, and usually have no trouble fitting in the categories of social norms, you are privileged.
And if you are keep reading.
– ’This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein
– ’Eating Animals’ by Jonathan Safran Foer
– ’Sustainability Is a F*cking Privilege’ by @deardarlingdesignstudio on Instagram
*’Instagram thrift shops and thrifting culture aren’t ethical to all socioeconomic classes’ by @hallucynates