I've just taken the plunge and put an advert up on the BodyScape modelling directory as PlantPoweredPete. I figure modelling for artists is a good way of supporting the creative arts and also supplementing the family income. Please wish me luck!
NEW BOOK: WOMEN'S AND GAY RIGHTSSo I've been working hard on my art project TAYLOR lately. It's a book that raises awareness about the lack of women's and LGBT rights in Iraq, Uganda, India and other countries. Just like with fighting speciesism, it takes a lot of research. I'm challenging men from these countries to a discussion (only the ones that speak English), both in person and over the internet, soon also over Skype. The kind of research that gives you a headache and drains all of your energy. As usual when discussing with oppressors, I hide my emotions, but what comes out of their mouths fills me with just as much disgust as when I argue with carnists about the oppression of animals... because they use the very same excuses.
They laugh when they tell me about how they glued a gay's butt closed and fed him laxative so everything on his inside "exploded like fireworks" as how they describe it. Apparently this is common practice.
I take a deep breath to prevent me from lashing out at them and polit
Favourite genre of music: Blues, metal, jazz, classical
Favourite photographer: My wife, and Thomas Bartlett
Favourite style of art: Eclectic
Operating System: Linux preferably (Ubuntu at the moment)
MP3 player of choice: Sansa - it plays ogg files
Shell of choice: Gnome, bash
Skin of choice: Whatever skin you're in!
Personal Quote: Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. (Buddha)
All this and I run entirely on plant power!