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: email@example.com with your questions, great ideas, or just want to tell me the simple ways you make the world a more humane, loving place!
Just found your blog thru Renee (Vegan Journal of a Ranchers Wife) and she’s right… Your blog is beautiful and full of inspiration. We have a lot in common.. stop the suffering of animals and let’s be their voice. Let’s show others what’s the impact on this earth and on our health.
Thanks for sharing!
Hi Rosanna! Thank you so much for the kind words. I totally agree you with you about how big of an impact our treatments towards animals has on this earth. It’s nice to know there’s so many people out there willing to speak up for animals and hopefully more will follow. Thank you 🙂
Hi! I rarely stop and leave comments, but you are just so amazing! I actually found your blog through a google image search of “women who love pit bulls” . ( Don’t laugh, but I’m making a picture collage of the type of friends I want to attract into my life , I’m a big visualizer! 🙂 Anyhow, was totally drawn to your picture and I’m so glad I was because your blog is so inspiring! I’ll be back often!
Hi Sara! Wow, thanks for the lovely compliment. I think your collage is an awesome idea! I’m a big visualizer too, so I totally get it. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me, I really appreciate it. I love getting to connect with fellow pit bull lovers. Good luck with the collage. Keep in touch 🙂
Hi Jillian, I loved reading of your visit to the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary. What a great story theirs is and thanks for covering it. My partner and I have kept a herd of pet cattle here in the west of Ireland for the last twenty years. They have been such a joy and the light of our lives. They have all passed away from old age here on our farm, except one ‘little’ bullock. Heartbreaking when they go, but we all must. And it’s great that none of them had to face cruelty ever, or the horror of the slaughterhouse. I’m half way through writing a book about them.
Having been vegetarian for over 40 years, I’ve turned vegan just in the last couple of years. The dairy industry has become a six-headed monster. So you can see why it was such a joy to find your blog. Keep going! Jan
Hi Jan! I’m so glad you enjoyed my story about Rowdy Girl! Sounds like you’ve got an amazing story as well! You must keep me updated about your book, it sounds lovely. I hope that one day I’ll be able to rescue cattle and let them live peacefully with me. Thank you for the kind words about my blog 🙂
Secret Admirer says
What you stand for is amazing and you also happen to be one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen! Best of luck with everything Jillian!
Well, thank you very much! I’m flattered 🙂
Bob the dino says
Dear Jillian, I am currently writing a research paper for my school about GMOs and I am using one of your articles on GMOs as a source. I need to also use MLA in-text citations and cite this source. For an MLA in text citation, the format is last name of author, and date published. Since on the article you are only displayed as ‘Jillian’, I was wondering if you could provide a last name or maybe make up a surname that I could use in my citations if you are uncomfortable providing your real one. Thanks!