Jess In a Nutshell
My name is Jessica King. I am a writer, artist, vegan, hippy, feminist and roller derby player.
Be your own superhero. Remember who you wanted to be as a kid? Be that person! Be the best version of yourself you can be. This blog is about my own personal journey of being my own superhero, and also some ramblings about the world, vegan food, feminism in the modern day and my cat.
Random Facts About Me
- My first tattoo was of the Deathly Hallows symbol on my inner right wrist. I now have 4.
- I have a cat called Helo, named after the character in the remake of Battlestar Gallactica.
- In case you can’t tell from the above, I am a complete nerd.
- I play Roller Derby. I’m not very good at it yet. My Derby name is Luna Shovegood, no. 9¾.
- I am 23.
- I am getting weddinged to my long-suffering boyfriend Chris next year.
- My favourite food is pizza, sans-cheese.
- I think that Brothers Toffee Apple Cider is the nectar of the gods.
Here are the answers to some questions I get asked a lot!
Why are you vegan?
I have been vegan for a year and a half now. I am vegan for the animals, the planet and my health, in that order. I decided to turn vegan after realising that by being militant about not having any beauty products (make up, shower gel, shampoo etc) that were tested on animals, yet still eating animal products, I was being
a bit a lot of a hypocrite and not true to my own personal values and ethics. I made the change and stopped smoking in the same month. I have never been healthier, and knowing that I’m living a cruelty-free lifestyle is totally rad.
What does PMA mean?
PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude. The wonderful Jetta Vegas describes it as
“…[rejecting] feelings of negativity, guilt, self-loathing, anger, hate or other counterproductive feelings … PMA is not simply about being in a good mood. It’s an entirely different attitude, where you see life in a totally different way.”
Why feminism? Isn’t it all over and done with these days/bra-burning man haters?
Um, no. It’d take me a whole book to explain every reason why we still need feminism, so I’ll just refer you to my feminist group, Black Lashes, and if you still need convincing, go check out @EverydaySexism on Twitter.
So, you’re a writer, huh? What are you writing at the moment?
3 different novels! I am also writing short stories and poetry for my undergraduate degree, and articles for this blog, obvs.
What’s this I hear about a cat?
You heard correct! This is Helo:
What do you use to take your photos?
As much as I’d love a shiny camera, at the moment all my photos are taken on my iPhone 5 using the Camera+ App.
Additional imanges courtesy of Getty Images.
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