When I was eight years old, I moved to Seneca Falls, New York. The birthplace of women’s rights. I was surrounded by history and was constantly taught about activism in school. I became “The Feminist” of my grade and was constantly involving myself in different types of human rights activism. At thirteen I went vegetarian, and at sixteen, vegan. I created my vegan twitter as a way to release my anger and frustration over animal suffering, so that I wouldn’t take it out on my friends and family. Before I knew it, I started to gain followers. It encouraged me to use the little platform I had to spread awareness on the animal agriculture industry.
I typically do most of my activism online. It feels safe to me—and I can control what I see and say, and where I see and say things. I typically tweet daily and post things on other social media platforms. The internet is a powerful tool. I hope to expand to public outreach one day, once I find the right opportunity to do so. Not only does the need for animal liberation keep me going, the positive messages I receive from vegans and transitioning-vegans alike is what keeps me motivated. It’s amazing knowing that not only am I helping non-human animals, I’m helping people, too.
My hobbies and interests are all over the place. I love tarot and astrology, it’s something I’ve stuck with for a while. I run my own little tarot/astrology business which I hope to grow more as time goes on. I also dabble in doing extra work for films around my area in Upstate New York. I basically do anything and everything that seems fun and fulfilling. (Also anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with Buffy The Vampire Slayer, so there’s that)
You never know what the future holds, so although I do make goals and have ambitions, I’ve been trying to stay more present. In the future I hope to relocate to England, and live solely off my own business and be self employed, perhaps even one day branch out even more with my activism. Public outreach is a huge part of vegan activism, and I’d love to participate one day. It would be amazing to hear people in the future say, “have you heard of Julia Landi? She’s an animal rights activist. She’s why I went vegan!”