My name is Jillian and I dream of a world where no one endures pain and suffering, human and animal alike. I believe the way we humans treat animals is a reflection of our character as a species. If we aren’t treating animals with respect, then we are missing a piece of the puzzle, and we won’t find true peace in this world until all the pieces come together. I have to admit that right now, it ain’t looking too good. But the good news is – we can change that.
After my years of research and soul searching, all signs point to plant based living. That means ethical eating (not consuming animal product), using cruelty free and natural products, and doing our best to take care of this earth before we destroy it.
When we begin to think humanely and make choices that reflect that, not only will we be doing our bodies and minds a favor, we’ll be doing the environment a favor, animals a favor, and each other a favor. For a lot of people, changing their lifestyles to a more humane one sounds overwhelming and disruptive, but I’m here to show you that it can be easy and enriching! Every choice we make, every day, makes us either part of the problem or part of the solution. Overwhelming? Maybe. But also empowering. If we all made solutionary choices, the world would be a vastly different, and more beautiful place.
Here are a few facts about me:
- I’m a born and raised Texas girl!
- I’m gluten free and vegan by choice, and I whip up yummy, cruelty free food!
- I’ve learned a lot about animals, especially how complex and emotional they are, while working at animal shelters and visiting animal sanctuaries
- I’m a writer and filmmaker
- I’m going back to school to get a degree in political science (I’m pretty much on the 10 year plan)
- I love to travel
- I worked with abused foster children at a residential treatment center
- I make my own scented soy candles
- One of my goals is to get a Ph.D in Humane Education
My ultimate goal with this website is to connect with other open-minded women (and men!), learn from each other, help each other, and start my own non-profit organization called Compassionate Women, where I can travel around the world sharing my message and helping women who want to contribute to making this world a more kind, caring place.
Why women in particular, you ask? Well, let’s be honest, men have been running this world for a while and I think it’s time for us ladies to show what we’re capable of! Women are so intelligent, intuitive, determined, empathetic and nurturing – we can really make a difference when we come together.
I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, great ideas, or just want to tell me the simple ways you make the world a more humane, loving place!