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Veggie Prom 2012!

It’s that time of year again: when the “Annual Veggie Prom” which usually happens in the same lovely weekend as The Veggie Pride Parade, but this year the parade will take place on May 27th.

I can’t believe it’s been a year as so many things have changed in my life.

– Met my friend Diana at last year’s Veggie Pride…

– Realized I had to move on and made a very important decision to

– leave Riverdale to start a new chapter in my life, even if it was quite hard.

– Realized that my true friends are supportive and fell in love with them all.

– I moved to Astoria.

– Started volunteering  more often with PETA and traveled the country on an activist tour.

– Wore lettuce bikini’s at the capitol in DC.

Interviewed by PETA for being a volunteer. 🙂

– I moved to Brooklyn into a vegan house, where I am content and happy. And adore my roommates.

– Met extremely unique individuals..

– Finally found a job that I am happy going to daily.

– Became a Board of director at The Yippie Museum Cafe.

– Became closer to the friends I have.

– Experienced and conquered and thrived…

– Became the NY campaigner for a nationwide ANTI FUR campaign: INTERMIX: PLEASE STOP SELLING FUR.

– Invested more time and more dedication to activism.

Liam Gallagher graciously kissed my hand and nicknamed me “Sweetpea” and then dedicated the song “Man of Misery” to me last December…

– Started writing this here, blog.

– Had a vintage motorcycle ride I didn’t want to end….

– And went back to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary as much as I can and threw a successful benefit for them.


Are you asking why I am posting this? Because again, I am running for Veggie Prom Queen.

It’s a night of dancing, enjoyable vegan refreshments and just good ol’ fun.  Especially if you are like me and didn’t really enjoy your first prom: you’ll be quite pleased you attended this one! Donations will be made to Mercy For Animals.

Last year was a jolly good time!

Veggie Prom Court 2011: Jennifer Greene, Me & Honey LaBronx

Veggie Prom Court 2011: Jennifer Greene, Me & Honey LaBronx

Come on out on May 18th and celebrate and vote for me as your Veggie Prom queen for 2011! 

And don’t forget those dancing shoes!

Prom attire definitely appreciated!

And for now until then: nominate me & campaign for me. 🙂

How to nominate someone:

Email nominations@veggieconquest.com

In the subject line, put the full name of the person you would like to nominate.

In the body of the email, write one or two sentences about why you think this person should win.

Campaigning is not only allowed but encouraged! Some ideas to campaign about: what the nominee has done for the animals or veg*n movement, their character, how foxy or totally awesome they are… It’s up to you!

I’ll see you at The Prom! (Oh, will I have a date? ha!) and walking in the Veggie Pride Parade on May 27th.

Random Post: What people think activists do…and what most of us really do…

What we REALLY do...

I am awake, it is exactly 7:20 A.M. and my lovely mother posted this on the wall of my Facebook while I was asleep and it quickly caught on to most of my activist friends and has now been forwarded all over the world.

The truth is this graphic really does depict and define how people assume that us animal activists act during demonstrations or whatever we do.

I am not a trouble maker though one may think I am when I tell them that I grew up as an activist but to me activism is educating, with a cordial smile on my face. I want to be the activist that is easily approachable on why we are out there: not the activist who scares the people away as they run screaming down the block.

When my friends and I stand outside with our signs, flyers and any other literature we may have…we just hope to get approached: asked questions. We actually encounter quite a bit of criticism from fur owners, people who eat meat and I have actually almost been hit because I defended a friend who was about to get punched at a Foie Gras Demo some years back when this guy stepped out of the restaurant drunk to yell at him.If you know me, don’t mess with the people I care about because I will defend them in a manner that will make a person feel tiny as they act immaturely and I can hold my composure, with a smile on my face.

So here are several photos of my friends and I at the  INTERMIX protests that I am the NYC campaigner for:

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Just two friendly guys! Great activists....

Sweetest little protester ever. 🙂

I have plenty of other photos, where we are talking with people, handing out flyers and information and smiling. Not all cases and circumstances are negative, in fact under many circumstances people are polite in return to us, asking us questions and trying to educate themselves. We are out there standing in all-weather conditions to speak from our heart.

The thing is: activism comes out and is expressed in so many ways, annually there is a Veggie Pride Parade in May along with a Veggie Prom (Where last year I ran for Prom Queen and this year I will be running again) and we all participate in many FUN events where just by not participate in eating a morsel of meat, drinking a glass of milk and or wearing a pair of leather shoes: we are acting. We have catering companies and parties dedicated to the truth of food…and follow with events & benefits.

We are changing the world. Veggie Pride Parade is one of the most enjoyable acts of activism that I participate in annually to see friends, eat great food and have fun as we march down the streets:

When veggies attack!

Robyn wearing a Vegan shirt (activism!) with my niece, Jessy Blade.

And this is the truth: We ❤ and I mean LOVE animals and when we do human rights: ❤ the humans we are defending.

Last summer, a friend of mine was arrested just for standing in front of Mayor Bloombergs mansion with a sign speaking up about the Geese being gassed to death in Prospect Park every year, ARRESTED! He did not do anything wrong and if you met him, he is possibly one of the nicest guys I have ever known. I was disgusted by this. Since when is freedom of speech a violent attack? Activists are not harming anyone by speaking their minds….

Especially if you just stop to listen. Come to events for activism that you believe in: Animal, Occupy Wall Street & Human Rights, Political…

So, please, don’t label us. And don’t suspect that I am someone violent or someone who acts without cause: I love human beings and to me, that includes the mortals (because we are all mortal), who have no voice but the cries they were given. Stop and listen to those or stand outside with us.

And, on a side note, I have been lucky to have family & friends who appreciate me for who I am, and what I do. If someone who knows me can’t accept me for my beliefs then they weren’t friends of mine to begin with……<3 🙂

And yes, I admit: activism comes in all forms & from different spectrum’s & all actions. Not all of us are peaceful demonstrators but most of us choose different tactics and choose to be peaceful.

End Labels. And again, please sign our Petition to tell INTERMIX to stop selling fur!

http://www.change.org/petitions/intermix-please-go-fur-free

I want to change the world through my heart.

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