ModVegan has a YouTube channel!
I’ve been wanting to create a ModVegan YouTube channel ever since I started this blog. Well, I finally took the plunge!
I find YouTube pretty intimidating, especially since I have no experience editing videos (turns out, iMovie makes that pretty easy). It’s a work in progress, but I’d like to publish at least one video per week on YouTube in addition to my posts here at ModVegan.com.
Why a ModVegan YouTube channel?
Blogging is something I love to do – I feel very comfortable communicating this way. Video is new for me, but I really enjoy watching videos on YouTube, and I thought I’d like add another platform to share with you all. I love the other vegan YouTubers out there, but I’d like to see more content from other professional-aged vegans who are interested in incorporating veganism seamlessly into their lives. And that’s what I’m aiming for with the ModVegan channel.
As you guys have probably gathered, I like to keep being vegan simple. I love dining out, having a glass of wine, and shopping. I wear makeup (I’m a little obsessed – you don’t even want to know how much I love Sephora). So, I’m not interested in making my own cosmetics, (although I know some of you are great at it!). I also still love luxury products, and I’ll admit it’s tough to go to department stores in the knowledge that the shoe department is likely to be a bust (although I’ve found some ways around that, as I will be sharing in future posts and videos). I’m always looking for animal-free items that allow me to have a compassionate lifestyle while staying fashionable.
I believe humanity is waking up to how we treat other beings. More and more people are letting go of their prejudices, and this will extend to our relationship with animals as well. Today, designers are abandoning fur in their collections, but I believe in the future the exclusion of animal products will extend to all fashions. We just need to let them know how we feel – through consumer activism and by making our voices heard in other ways.
In the meantime, I believe the best course of action (direct action aside) is to live our lives as a testament to the power of compassion. Being a kinder person doesn’t mean suffering in sackcloth and ashes – or hemp and coconut oil. Every vegan journey is different – some of us walk that path in stilettos, while others choose black spot sneakers.
I hope you’ll join me
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my first video, and let me know what you think in the comments below!