Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Jessie Nadeau – Actress, Model, and Animal Activist

I Currently live in Montreal. I am an actress, model, and animal activist.

How long have you been Vegan?

I was vegetarian for 4 years and immediately after watching Gary Yourofsky’s film, The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear, I went vegan. Vegan for 2 years now.

Why is being Vegan important to you?

Environment, people’s health, animals. It’s an act of justice and a social movement. It’s the best way to be coherent with our moral values, to evolve as a society so everyone can be equal, once and for all.

Do you have a blog or favorite vegan blog you read?

I created a website and also follow Bite Size Vegan on YouTube & Vegan Sidekick on Facebook.

Any recommended Vegan books?

I’m currently reading Voir Son Steak Comme Un Animal Mort by Martin Gibert. Check it out!

Any recommended social sites, Facebook Groups or other?

I highly recommend Unapologetic Vegans group and What Broke Vegans Eat on Facebook so that people can see it’s easy to eat vegan food.

Do you have a favorite movie or videos or your own media that you want to share?

Some of my favorite movies are Unity, Forks Over Knives, Cowspiracy and the French movie La Belle Verte.

Do you actively promote veganism? How? Please share any stories you would like.

I promote veganism every day through social media, protests, vigils and through vlogs I create myself. You can check out my YouTube channel here: I have also competed in many pageants and used them to promote veganism. My last speech in the Dominican where I won Miss City Queen of the Globe was very uplifting because I was able to use this platform to educate others about veganism. I also promote veganism through a short film I made with my friend in Vancouver, The Course Of Nature, the story of a hunter meeting a vegan photographer who changes his perception of animals.

Do you miss any non-Vegan foods?

No, because I can veganize any non-vegan food anyway 🙂

What is your favorite Vegan meme?

I am one of the biggest meme lovers in the world with over 1,000 in my cell phone. I wouldn’t know which one to choose!

What is your favorite Vegan stereotype? If someone asks you a question about it, how do you respond?

My favorite vegan stereotype is that vegans lack protein. To respond, I share articles and information to educate people about the quality of plant protein.

What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?

Crudessence in Montreal & Quebec City, CA. Delicious raw and organic food. Amazing!

What’s your favorite recipe? Please share it.

My favorite recipe is finding someone to cook vegan food for me. I don’t like to cook, that’s why I eat mostly raw food and go to restaurants.

What is the one big stereotype you hear about Vegans that you want to dispel?

Vegans eat only grass. People should follow me on Instagram to see what I eat. It’s nothing like grass.

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

If you feel alone, there are so many supportive groups on social media that will help you change your lifestyle. When I went vegan, I was the only vegan around. The community is growing daily, never give up because you’re doing what is right.

Are you a cruelty-Free vegan?

Being vegan and cruelty-free goes hand in hand.

What are you favorite Vegan non-food products or companies?

I use Arbonne makeup and Vaute Couture clothing. When I do my nails, I go to a vegan salon in Montreal called Salon Vong. I find many of my vegan beauty products here.

What is the toughest Vegan item to find that you need? Toothpaste, Deo, glue, etc..

We need more vegan pizza shops that deliver in Montreal.

Talk about a time when you struggled with your Veganism?

When I initially went vegan, I was an angry vegan because I was sad to see what was going on with our planet. Also, I thought people would go vegan right after receiving information like I did, but that wasn’t the case. It was hard for me.

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