Hey guys, last weekend, my Boyfriend and I headed to London on a train to the Official Animal Rights March 2018, hosted by Surge Activism. We stayed the night in a hotel near Paddington called the Rhodes Hotel, which was quite small but good value for the money. The next morning we woke up really early, checked out at 11am, left our bags at the hotel and headed to Westminster, where the March started. We were too early and decided to get a tube to Piccadilly Circus instead. Once we got there we walked around trying to look for food, nothing was really open because it was still about 9.30 or 10am. We managed to find Whole Foods and our eyes lit up. Its an American health food store that has now started opening up chains in London. We got a box of cooked Vegan Food, with some roast potatoes and Vegetables, weighed that up and it was about £14 or more. We had to share it between us it was very expensive. The Cross Town Doughnuts we bought as well were £3.50 each, don’t get me wrong they were delicious and very beautifully made. But London is so expensive. After we ate our food sitting outside Whole Foods in their seating area. We headed over to Yorica for some ice-cream because it was near by. That was delicious too and the first time my boyfriend tried Vegan ice-cream. The March was beginning to start so we rushed over on the tube to Westminster again.
When we got to the tube station at Westminster it was so busy and full of Vegans trying to find their way to Milbank. We managed to follow a couple with a Vegan Flag and then eventually found the meeting point. I couldn’t believe my eyes, there must have been over 10,000 Vegans meeting here to March together. I am have always been quite nervous in large crowds, but this time I felt confident and ready to stand up for the Animals.
When we all started to march, my boyfriend and I walked at the front alongside Earthling Ed and Joey Carbstrong and the other you tubers and photographers. Mainly because I felt more safe there and easy to escape when we had to catch the Megabus back home.
This year I let my Ego go and managed to really be a voice for the Animals and join in with the chants. I know sometimes you can feel a bit embarrassed and scared you’ll be stared at, but I think you have to let go all sense of fear and Ego and really be one voice with the rest of the crowd. I was nervous to begin with but at first, but then chanting felt great and you feel like your doing something important.
Hand painted Cow Jacket, customised and added tassels, lace and embroidered Daisies- REKINDLE CLOTHING / Orange Floral Dress, Brand TOPSHOP, bought from DEPOP / Tan Boots, Brand NEW LOOK, bought from DEPOP / Heart Sunglasses- DEPOP / Bum Bag- TIGER / Vegan Badges and Face Tattoo, THINGS THAT I CARE ABOUT SHOP
We couldn’t stay until Ed’s speech in Hyde Park but you can view it here.
Lots of love,