Um, can you say "Alicia Silverstone"?! I mainly remember her from that brilliant speech in P.E (Clueless) where she explained to Miss ?Stoger? how "that machine is just a law suit waiting to happen!" But, it turns out that she is not just a hilarious comic actor, she is also a vegan! And has been for a bloody long time. I first saw her talking about it on Ellen ages ago; very very eloquently and inspiringly, and now she is writing books, blogs and being inspiring all over the place.
The best thing about this video is that Ellen AINT vegan yet! Amazing to see how people can change......
Isn't she amazing? A walking, talking, shining example of why this is a great way to live. I love Alicia as well because she's not just about eating Vegan, it impacts her entire lifestyle. She wants to live a life where she is giving back, not consuming and loving animals in person as well as ethically.
I think it is really important for people to see Vegans more this way than the awful cliche of screaming and yelling at meat-eaters and throwing blood on them (though admittedly I've day-dreamed about it once or twice). I don't think anyone could hear the way Alicia Silverstone talks and be annoyed at her or think that she is doing this to be wanky or any of the other stupid things Vegans get accused of. She is just trying to be a better person and be a positive change in the world.
She is brilliant.
Definitely one of my Vegan heros.
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