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That Time I Swam With Sharks

That Time I Swam With Sharks

Something life changing happened when I was in Sri Lanka. I went snorkeling at a reef without knowing there were sharks there. And… here’s the awesome part: I was fine! My Irrational Fear of Water Let me start by saying how I’ve always been a little nervous in...
The Choice of a Caged Wild Bird

The Choice of a Caged Wild Bird

In a world where I experience seemingly infinite choices, I’ve been coming to terms with how choice is a privilege. I’m so struck by this lately, having the chance to travel in Northern Thailand. And I think, it might be a way to explore privilege that should get more...
Why I’m Not Vegetarian, Anymore

Why I’m Not Vegetarian, Anymore

Something happened when I started communicating with animals in a deeper way. I realized that I couldn’t be a vegetarian. I grew up vegetarian, and have only eaten meat a handful of times in my life. But my dairy and egg consumption was something I didn’t think too...
Why I Want The Zoos to Close

Why I Want The Zoos to Close

Costa Rica’s Radical Plan Did you hear? The government of Costa Rica has declared they want “no animals in captivity” in their country. Already known as a leader in biodiversity preservation and eco-tourism, this incredible move by Costa Rica had lame coverage from...