Nicole has been an outspoken activist for animal rights since she was 10 years old. When her 5th grade Science class was given an assignment to write about anything they wanted--and all the other kids in her class wrote about their families and summer vacations--Nicole wrote about the Canadian Seal Hunt.
Julie M. Rodriguez is an arts, green living, and political writer based in San Mateo, CA. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Care2 Causes, Greener Ideal, and Inhabitat. Follow her on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/julierwrites">@julierwrites</a>. less