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Melissa Wilson

"a voice for the voiceless"

Vale, NC, USA
female, age 32
married
Speaks: Ogham, English, Spanish
Joined Dec 6, 2008
What I Want to Do: teach people about veganism


 
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Groups Amnesty International, Greenpeace, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Raw Vegan Recipes, Vegan
Hometown Charlotte, NC 
Homepage http://www.beavoiceforthevoiceless.com  
Birthday Oct 19, 1982  
Languages Ogham, English, Spanish  
About Me My passion is in being a voice for the voiceless.

I am vegan, I am pro-life, and I consider myself a citizen of planet earth... not just my city, my state or my country.

I love Jesus, my husband, our three rescued dogs, and our cabin on the river in the NC foothills.

I always want to hear the other side of the story before making up my mind.

I believe in the butterfly effect. Every action taken adds up to tremendous consequence somewhere else in the world. Whether it's eating that burger, drinking a glass of milk, ignoring the homeless person in need of $5, or buying that sweatshop t-shirt. Somewhere down the line, someone else pays a greater price than you just did.

I am an ethics and applied philosophy grad school student, a Corporate Liaison for PETA, and own a web design company.
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Pets golden retriever, catahoula leopard dog, bearded collie  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Follower of Jesus Christ  
Eating Habits yogi diet, plant-based diet, whole foods, all natural, organic, vegan  
Wild Fact About Me i saved a guy from drowning when i was in seventh grade
My Philosophy "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice."
-Proverbs 31:8-9
What Gives Me Hope people telling me that i've either made them consider going veg, or at the very least, alter their eating habits
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by outlaw the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation and entertainment
What/who changed my life and why my husband, because he is my best friend and lover
What Bugs Me judgementalism, any discrimination, speciesism, opinionated people with no facts, closed-mindedness, animal cruelty of any kind, entitlement  
Passions ethics, philosophy, education, animal rights, ignored people, pro-life movement, all natural products, living green, veganism, animal welfare  
Inspirations animals, sunshine, the mountains, the ocean, the lake  
What Scares Me people who just don't care  
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Role Models My Mom, Plato, Jesus Christ  
Quotation "And what does the Lord require of you
but to do justly,
to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God?"
-Micah 6:8
Interests tea, holistic nutrition, yoga, video games, landscape photography, vegan cooking, alternative medicine  
Books Sophie's World, The Ethics of What We Eat, Respect for Nature, Animal Liberation, Dominion: The Power of Man, quotationaries, the Bible, true crime novels  
Music Florence and the Machine, Moya Brennan, Sean Paul, The Beatles, Linkin Park, Zoe Keating, Ludovico Einaudi, celtic  
Movies Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, Earthlings, Life, Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, Memoirs of a Geisha, 300, Wall-E, Pride and Predjudice  
TV Shows Switched at Birth, Gilmore Girls, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, 24, Gossip Girl, Biggest Loser, What Would You Do?, ANTM, The Office, Mary Tyler Moore, Dr. Phil  
Favorite Foods dark chocolate covered pretzles, vegan dark chocolate peanut butter cups, vegan mac and cheese, seaweed rice crackers, polenta, tempeh, fried tofu, fruits and veggies, vegan chocolate cheesecake  
Favorite Places our cabin, Gatlinburg, Salzburg, Irdning, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, London, Kauai, Maui  
Can't Live Without ethics and philosophy books, my husband, my iPad, our rescued dogs Shaggy and Cody, vegan food, Jesus  
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