Why I don't believe in the value of negative vegan activism, and that positivity is the most efficient way to convince people. I'll just jump right in. A lot of vegan activism is, from what I have seen, negative; sharing shocking footage of animal abuse in slaughterhouses, telling stories of vicious farmers and the 'truth' … Continue reading How to be Vegan AND a Real Person.
Patterns like aboriginal paintings, she tells me. Later I call her crazy but really she is the most real person here; quirky but wealthy in knowledge of the woods
Despair is running high. Focus is what is lacking. And once again, quite obviously, it has just taken some reading and conscious thought to reflect, to calm me again and notice what has to be done. I have been flailing and it's been noticeable, today there has been some clarity.
We are warned not to leave our car alone. "The abbos with strip it." Says one person. I hear this expression a lot, especially in the Northern territory.
I hold the red crystal tree sap, like rubies twinkling in my palm and watch as nature is cut and sliced into bitesize chunks around me. As if there is a way to contain her, tame her.
However difficult and monotonous work might be, I am so grateful for friendly strangers and small pleasures. Staying positive, it's looking like we'll be here for a while.
Today I met Alexander Supertramp. I drank Argentinian wine with a Belgian girl and her partner, met an almost 70 year old English traveller from London; seperated from his wife and career and spending his next years on experience and emotion, on a motorbike and a pension, and I spoke with a 24 year old … Continue reading On The Fringe.