I’ve always said that I love the Mowry twins because they do such a great job of balancing work, family and celebrity life in a very classy and dignified way. A great example is their reality show which has been a huge hit, without the two ladies having to disrespect each other or themselves.
One of the twins,Tia Mowry-Hardict, is the latest celebrity to work with PETA for their new campaign. Last night Tia was joined by her sister Tameria Mowrry-Housley as she unveiled her campaign. Many celebrities have gone nude when working on PETA campaigns but Mrs. Hardict kept it classy by posing dressed in an apron made of lettuce.
Tia shared that she had been cyber bullied for going vegan and that motivated her to become a part of the campaign titled, “Let Veganism Grow on You.”
This is what she had to say:
I became a vegan and I was getting bullied a lot on Twitter and PETA reached out to me and they said ‘girl we’ve got your back’. And they sent so many cooking books and pamphlets and I was like ‘Wow, this is really cool.”
I wanted to become a voice for my community. That’s one of the reasons why I decided to be apart of this PETA ad campaign. I wanted to educate my culture about the benefits of becoming vegan. There’s a stigma about becoming a vegan, some people say ‘it doesn’t taste great’ [or]‘it doesn’t taste good.’ Don’t knock it until you try it. The taste is very vibrant. Its very satisfying. [….] There’s so many great things about being a vegan. I think number one, I’m becoming more conscious about what I’m putting into my body. And I feel great because I’m making healthy and better choices. I feel so amazing after I eat vegetables or greens. I don’t feel sluggish. […] What happens to these beautiful animals is just mind blowing.
I think some people are afraid to [find out what really goes on with these animals]so they think ignorance is bliss but unfortunately not in this case. The more you learn about the benefits of being vegan, the more you become alive and the more you become aware of why it’s a really great decision. Not only am I helping myself, I’m helping the animals out there, I’m helping the environment—going vegan, I feel great.
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