Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are so easy to make. You basically just dump everything in the blender, mix and enjoy. Check out my newest recipe here 😀

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What I Ate 12.01.2017

I’ve really been loving the soups lately 🙂 In this “What I Ate” vid, I have both broccoli soup and carrot soup. Deeeelesh 😀

Shame

A former vegan YouTuber, Nikocado Avocado, just started recently to eat eggs again. In his video, he shows how upset he is and what a defeat it is for him to not be vegan anymore. He explains further that he haven’t been feeling well for a while and he wanted to see if eating animal products again would help with his condition.

Parallel while this was happening with Nokodado, a nutritionist from theveganrd.com asked for personal stories of vegans with chronic diseases. She wants to write about how it is to live with a chronic disease as a vegan. So, I decided to write to her, using the inspiring honesty Nikokado used in his video, and share my own experience about my disease. Here is what I wrote her.

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Keep veganism to yourself

“I’m actually kind of against your ‘vegan project’.”

I think it’s ok to eat animals. It’s normal in nature, why can’t I do it?”

“They’re just animals…”

“If you want to wear something that looks and feels like leather, why not just buy the real thing?”

“You don’t buy wool products? Really? omg…”

I’ve heard so many comments about me being vegan that I sometimes think, why are people so dumb? But then I have to remind myself that I too didn’t know any better before. Now that I know animal agriculture is the leading cause of environmental destruction, of why almost a billion people are starving every year, of why the oceans will probably collapse within the year 2048 which will lead to mankind going extinct; how can I go back to ever buying animal products?

A vegan YouTuber that I’ve been following for a while now called “Plant Based News”, just recently uploaded a video about veganism. If you’ve ever had any of these thoughts I mentioned above, either good or bad, check out the video to learn more about why people go vegan.

Coming out…

Coming out story 1

“You can deny it all you want to, God creates nobody that way, it’s a path you have chosen to choose. (…) Mhm, you go by all the scientific stuff you want to, but I am going by the word of God. (…) Since you have chosen that path, we will not support you any longer. You will need to move out and find wherever you need to live and do what you want to because I will not let people believe that I condone what you believe. (…) Let me TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU LITTLE PEACE OF SHIT!!” *starts hitting her son* “YOU SON OF A BITCH!! YOU DAMN QUEER, YOU FUCKING DICK!! (…) Why the hell have you ratted to everyone on Facebook about me??! TELL ME!! You’re a disgrace… Yeah, you are…”.

Coming out story 2

I was so incredibly nervous. My sister had found some “adult male pictures” on her computer and wanted to talk to me. I remember I was shaking and she just sat on the sofa, with a quirky smile on her face. “Is there something you want to say?”. It felt like someone had punched me in my stomach and a jolt of lightning rushed down my legs. “Me and Stig found some pictures on our computer. Care to explain?”… Eventually, I told her… We had a long talk about being proud of who we are and it all ended with a big hug. Then she told me she loved me.

Comparison

These two coming-out stories you just read is very different from each other. The first one is about Daniel, a young man who comes out to his highly religious parents, and it ends fairly ugly. You can see the heartbreaking video here. The second one was me, almost 15 years ago. I still remember the feelings I had and how nervous I was. Thankfully, in my case I had a very loving and supporting family. I never faced any problems like Daniel did after coming out. I do remember though that it took me a very long time to build up the courage and confidence to say it to my friends and mother. The fact that I had been bullied for over 6 years at school severely delayed me coming out. After being bullied for so many years, it changes you. I had social anxiety, was scared of being around masculine men, couldn’t speak up for myself, and if I would have been kicked out and disowned like Daniel, who knows where I would have been today…

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English exam

(excerpt from my English exam today)

Imagine you’re in the woods and the sun is shining through the leaves. You feel the warmth of its rays brushing gently on your face. Your children are laughing in the distant while they play with the water that is running down the river. The trees tempt you with a bright, yellow mango, ready to be plucked. As you reach for it, you hear your daughter screaming her lungs out: “Mommy, mommy, help! He’s grabbing me!!!” As you turn around, your daughter vanishes into a… thing that you’ve never seen before. It’s shiny and makes a loud sound. You run as fast as you can towards this thing, but it vanishes in the horizon, along with your daughter… When the brits created colonies all over the world, many Native Americans and Aborigines’ life was destroyed. The brits wanted to save the souls of these “savages” so they went after their kids. They literally had a “drive-by- kid-napping”, and the parents didn’t have chance to stop them. In the film “Rabbit Proof Fence” we see how three daughters’ life change after being kidnapped by the white men. They end up escaping the facility they’re put in and start walking the long journey back home. In the short story of “Lullaby”, written by the storyteller Leslie Marmon Silko, we learn how the Native Americans also go through this similar fate, but the outcome is much grimmer than in “Rabbit Proof Fence”. In this long answer, I will point out similarities and differences in both stories and give you a deeper understanding of what these indigenous people went through.

(let’s hope I pass my written exam :o)


Edited on January 9th 2017

Got a B on my written exam and an A on my oral exam. I’ve decided to study English instead at the University this summer 🙂

Politics and meat

For a good amount of time I didn’t use my vote. I found it daunting to figure out everything there was about the different parties, what they stood for, their track-record, pros & cons and so on. The final and most daunting task of them all was to compare all of them with each other to try and figure which one was worthy of my vote. I’m currently 31 years young and I only started voting recently. For some this might seem insane, but for me it made a lot of sense. Here is the story of why I started using my vote.

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