Howdy! My name is Rachel Fesperman and I am a feminist artist, art historian, writer, blogger, and crafter living and loving life in beautiful Durham, NC. I have always loved animals, and this love has ultimated manifested itself in my veganism. I view veganism through a philosophical and ethical perspective with a strong emphasis and basis in animal rights and activism, but not without an interest in the environmental, human health, and wellness aspects veganism offers.
I began my quest to veganism at age 13 after seeing an enormous pig stuck in a way too small cage that people could pay to view. Suckered in, I bought a ticket and my heart sank as I stared at that beautiful, overly fattened animal who was helpless and being exploited for humans to gawk at. Shortly after, I transitioned to vegetarianism and when I got to college, to veganism. It’s been the best life choice I’ve made so far, and I continue to love life and its beauty through a vegan lens everyday.
I am happiest when I’m busily creating-whether it is my latest art, gardening, craft project, or tonight’s dinner. I live with my beautiful partner, Madelyn, a fluffy angora rabbit named Beans (The Wonder Rabbit), and 3 crazy cats: Olive, Fini, (shown with me above) and Stumpy Skellington.