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Why You May Not Want to Work for the Farm Animal Rights Movement

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Why do I write? I write so people can feel, know, and understand. Share. And sometimes avoid experiences I wouldn’t wish on others. — What was it like working as a Tour Operator for the 10 Billion Lives Tour, run by FARM? It’s been a hard week – between: Quitting the F.A.R.M. job, due to extenuating circumstances. Facing the consequence of my Co Operator being stressed by the circumstances, and now tiffed at me that I didn’t give more notice and have postponed her work through the org Planning to visit my friend in San Francisco, and finding she would … Read More

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I was skeptical of Van Life, but…

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Other girls post makeup videos.

I post attempting to wash my face while living in a van videos.

Applying lipstick in the closest bathroom I can find.
Applying lipstick in the closest bathroom I can find.
I warn mothers and fathers to lock up their children’s IG accounts because they ikely don’t want them to see me and become inspired to:

@ age 31
With an a Ivy League degree
And an amazing husband 3000 miles away, back home
While many are in an office on a Monday, I’m sitting in a Mercedes repair shop waiting for the van to get its fluids refreshed.
While many are in an office on a Monday, I’m sitting in a Mercedes repair shop waiting for the van to get its fluids refreshed.
Uproot their lives to:

Live in a van
Wash up in the mornings in a Park and Ride Bathroom.
Preach animal rights and veganism
Roam the streets on early morning jogs
But…

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Sleeping next to Bob Hope Airport and Building a Friendship on Tour 

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Burbank Airport van camping

Do you have an early morning flight and want to sleep near the Bob Hope International Airport?

Are you a high roller with a Planet Fitness Black card ($20/month) like me?

Planet Fitness Burbank

Well, then you can park your vehicle outside the Planet Fitness next to this airport and have full access to a wide range of their services:

Bathrooms with running water
Hot showers
Massage chairs and beds
Wifi
Full gym (of course)
And a large grocery store and a laundromat just steps away
Why that’s cheaper than a hotel!

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My Grandpa Wrote Back – Supporting a Vegan Lifestyle, Even If You Do Not Follow

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“Dear Jen—-First of all—-thank you, thank you for your kind thoughts and writings regarding Poppy’s memorandum pertaining to his children and grandchildren. I had given some thought to expressing my admiration and pride for the next generation and as one gets older, we see the inner characteristics of our off spring in a different light than when I was younger and that is why I sat down with my thoughts and wrote from my inner heart felt view point. And now for the main purpose of this note. Jen, you revealed your inner most thoughts and soul with the way that you expressed yourself in answering my concerns and questions —Why go to California on the behalf of >Animal Rights” ? Your quick response to my concerns makes me realize that you have a plan for your life and that you are determined to live up to these plans and expectations. BRAVO Jen In any event, I will wish you the best with your endeavors and spirit to leave a footprint in the sands of our world. An old Navy command to the helmsman at the wheel—>Stay The Course”—meaning, your plans for the present and the future—will be as you want them to be. You have determination for living your life with he same compassion as your old great grandmother Liza Eglit Liepin So keep us informed about your travels and meeting up with people who have similar views as you—-or will have them after listening to your views. Lots of Luck and “Fair Winds” with you travels.
Love as Always. Joan and Poppy.”

It felt so good to read this last night. As much as my grandpa is proud of me and some of my differences from him, I am proud of him for over time becoming a more open person. He has slowly come to terms with my “throw caution to the wind” attitude over the years as I have…

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10 Billion Lives Tour – Looking for New Friends

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2 months ago Grace Reuter and I applied for the Tour Operator position at 10 Billion Lives, a movement organized by F.A.R.M. to inform people across the nation of the importance of reducing meat consumption. While I was intrigued by the position, I never imagined actually getting the job. I volunteer regularly with programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, All Hands, and at work exchanges around the world, but I do not have recent activism or nonprofit experience. Grace, a fairly recent college grad, was in the same boat. However, Todd Lee and Ryan Frazier, have faith in us to bring … Read More

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One Week Till I Move Across the Country!

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I had not been thinking about the date, but realized last night that I am one week away from moving to California to begin my little adventure into the wild yonder of: California Vegan advocacy College campuses Camper (Class B) van living A different flavor of nomadism (I’m so glad I am staying true to the name of this site!) Showering at Planet Fitness Separation from my husband, Sandy, and everything I have lived in the last 8.5 years in NYC I’m not nervous or scared by the intensity of the work ahead of me cause although there are 55-hour work weeks, which begin … Read More