a glimpse into life events leading to ento
Elementary school, 6th grade: Interest in workers' rights kindled when introduced to the concept of child labor. I never looked at fashion the same.
Senior year of high school: Al Gore’s an Inconvenient Truth opened my eyes to the causal relationship between humans and climate change. Summer before college I eliminated red meat from my diet.
Freshman year of college: Turning values and knowledge into practice:
Food Inc., Vegucated, and Forks Over Knives, further expanded my awareness of the affects of food consumption on both our planet and health. I took a 180 turn from my meat consuming, Brazilian culture influenced diet and junky american foods consisting of Toaster Strudels for breakfast and pizza sticks for lunch when I became a hardcore vegan.
Throughout college I developed a penchant for a healthy lifestyle and love for cooking so that my motive for being vegan encompassed both health and sustainability reasons.
2014 – 2016: intense weight-loss giving way to a health setback, contemplations on my diet, and obsession with fitness begin (more on finding balance in a blog soon to come).
Summer of 2016: Discovery of cricket flour at the Yellow Green Farmer's Market in Hollywood, Florida – rethinking the “vegan label” and coming back to my initial WHY reasons for turning vegan.
Spring 2017: Drive ignited, itch found - increasing news in the media of insect based alternative/sustainable proteins + continuous news of growing obesity rates in kids and adults alike– realizations that I had to make a significant contribution towards the dissemination of insect food eating in a form of deliciously healthy, low glycemic foods.