I am a 17 year old vegan from Canada, and I am delighted to have found this board! I have been a vegetarian for most of my life (though I did eat meat on occasion when I was very young) and I have been a vegan for two or three years. I'm also an environmentalist and animal rights activist, though I haven't been anywhere near active enough lately. I'll be changing that soon though. My long-term dream is to someday build an off-the-grid house so that I can live as gently on the earth as possible, but that's a long time from now. In the meantime, I seem to have been unwittingly chosen as the patron saint of bugs and others small critters, whom I gently rescue from any dangerous situations. It's a full-time job . . .
I also enjoy reading, writing, being lazy, and listening to and playing music (I'm a classical pianist). I like poetry (though I'm not a poet) and books are great. I have sooo many favorites, though my all time favorite book (well, at least for this month
) would probably be Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country
. I'm also probably the only teenager in existance who actually likes Shakespeare.
I don't like very many movies, but Dead Poets Society
, and Philadelphia
are among my favorites. Gandhi was a cool guy.
Anyway, I can't think of anything else interesting to say (though I'm sure to the moment I click the "submit new thread" button
). I just want to say that I'm really excited to have found this community!
And a big thanks and hugs to everyone who gave me such a warm welcome when I stumbled into the chat room this weekend!