Hello, I’m Jean of the style blog Jean of all Trades.
I love fashion, art, literature, travel, and food and I strive to be cruelty-free. Instead of morphing my style blog into a cruelty-free living blog, I’ve taken the plunge and created Sunshine and Slaughter, your portal to all things compassionate!
In this blog, I want to share vegan recipes and restaurants, show off the latest clothing, shoes, and beauty products from vegan companies, and share information about campaigns to help animals.
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was ten years old. Fourteen years ago, at age twenty-eight, I went vegan and haven’t looked back. My hope is to share ideas with you no matter where you are on your cruelty-free journey. I hope you share ideas with me too.
I dream of a day when no one eats or wears animals, when the zoos are empty, circuses have only human performers, and lab animals are free. I want to see the end of poaching, hunting and fishing. I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen in my lifetime, but it’s a lofty goal and a wonderful vision of a peaceful world.
In addition to wanting to make this world better for animals, I’ve discovered the health benefits of plant-based (vegan) eating. I want to share all I know about eating well, enjoying food, and staving off disease.
Why Sunshine and Slaughter? Well, I like the consonance, for one, but I also like the idea of happy and joyful images (sunshine) contrasted with bleak, cruel sombre ones (slaughter). My posts will cover both triumphs and hardships.
As it turns out, Sunshine and Slaughter are also the names of two small towns in Louisiana. I’ve never been to either town, but one day I might! Michael Ondaatje’s even included one of these town names in the title of a book he wrote: Coming Through Slaughter.
Have you ever noticed how little changes can make a big difference? Even a misplaced letter can change the meaning of a word. Perhaps one day I won’t have a contrasting title. I can drop the S and change the word slaughter to laughter.
It’s the littlest things…