I believe in the interconnectedness of all anti-oppression work because the intersectionality of oppression requires us to fight all of it all at the same time. Racism, sexism, classism, speciesism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc. are all interconnected like interlocking puzzle pieces, and therefore when doing anti-oppression work you can't make social progress in one area (like animal rights) at the expense of another (setting back women's rights), which is a lesson I really wish PeTA would learn.
I'm an ethical vegan (to the point where I would not seriously date a meat-eater), I teach high school English (including a Sci Fi class), and I read a lot. I enjoy all kinds of movies, hiking, walking, cooking, talking about current events, history, philosophy, politics, etc. I believe in working for animal and human rights. I'm an atheist. I'm pretty complicated and I find it difficult to sum myself up in a few paragraphs. I've written a sci fi novel that I have yet to get published. I'm not particularly materialistic. I enjoy karaoke, board games, and social satire. I have a wonderful, supportive family, great friends and co-workers, and I love the Pacific Northwest.