Vegan Activist James Aspey says his untangling began when he landed a dream job on a cruise ship, swapping out his drug-taking party life for meditation and veganism.
During a 10 day meditation course, James had the inspiration to take a 365 day vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. And, as you’ll hear in this interview, when this man puts his mind to something there’s no stopping him.
James went on to travel around Australia and cycle 5000kms from Darwin to Sydney as part of his campaign, breaking his vow of silence on Australian TV in an iconic interview seen by millions.
I was one of the millions of people watching. I had been vegan for just over a year and I remember watching James and crying with gratitude that someone had finally found a platform on a national scale to speak up for the rights of animals.
This interview catapulted James into vegan activism and he now travels the world giving free speeches on veganism. He is captivating, entertaining and disarming. Exactly what the vegan community needs.
In this Untangled episode, James and I explore what happens when we follow that one big crazy idea, choosing to step outside our comfort zones despite the fear and how each of us has the capacity to be a powerful instrument for change.
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ABOUT JAMES ASPEY
Australian animal rights activist James Aspey has risen to celebrity status in the vegan community over the past few years. In 2014, he embarked on an unprecedented and life changing challenge by taking a 365 day vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence. He traveled around Australia and cycled 5000km’s as part of his campaign. He broke his vow of silence on Australian TV in an iconic and inspiring interview seen by millions. In 2016, James was tattooed for 24 hours straight in a campaign which raised $20,000 for charity. He has given over 150 free speeches on veganism all around the world. One of James’ speeches has over 11 million views online. The list of people inspired by James is long and growing every day.
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