Okay, I'll do right now. Geez Louise Vegan Cheese.
I was listening to Citizen Radio.Erin Red was on the show as a guest and talking about veganism. I was enthralled by what she had to say. Enthralled.
Then I heard the announcement that she would be starting her own podcast. I was very excited.
I've been listening devoutly since her first episode, a little more than a year ago. Her first guest was my absolute favourite vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
She releases a new episode every Monday(save for when she's supporting her boyfriends pro fights, at Festivals, or doing something else amazing).
The podcast is broken into several different topics, all related to veganism. She has interviews with Fresh Veggies(people that have been vegan for less than a year), and interviews with Seasoned Veggies(vegans for several years). There's a section that she rants about whatever is making her mad, Steamed Veggies. She reviews products and events, gives some vegan news, and she has a new segment called Dirty Birds, with Melisser Elliot(she wrote The Vegan Girl's Guide To Life).
During Dirty Birds, the two gab about sex and being vegan. She ends each episode with a Compassionate Clip of the Week.
Erin Red is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She's living in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She's pretty amazing. She does Muay Thai, bikram yoga, has tattoos, runs, works a lot, hosts a weekly podcast, has rescued cats and a dog, and is generally a stellar person.
Onto why I'm posting!
I listened to the one-year anniversary episode(EP49) on my walk to work on November 27, 2012. (The day after my birthday!!)
I just left my house, was walking down the back alley to the street, Erin was talking about the email I sent to her. She said my name!!!
My heart started racing, I got a huge grin on my face, and all I wanted to do was shout with glee and do cart wheels. And I would have, if it wasn't 7:20am, I wasn't bundled up and trudging through the snow.
I felt(and feel) so honoured to have been the sponsor for the anniversary show of this special podcast. Especially because she interviewed Colleen Patrick-Goudreau again! I loved it.
My roommate, Abi, listened to the intro with me later that night because I was so excited! She got a little teary-eyed. Abi said she knew my story, but it was like hearing it for the first time again because I always just sound so happy when I tell it.
The truth is I am happy when I tell it. It seems unbelievable that I'm the same person that went through that trauma. I'm happy I lived and can help others(human or non) when they need it.