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I’m Ashlee and I write about vegan food, fashion, beauty, and other lifestyle fun in between. I like red lipstick, Morrissey, and infomercials. I also like making people happy, so I share lots of joy-filled advice and heart-racing (to me, at least) giveaways here. It’s a place for cool times.
I believe in living a conscious, compassionate, bold, passionate, fearless life with two primary goals: 1) Be happy and appreciative, and 2) Do things that help others (people, animals, this big spinning eco-system we live in) live better, rest easier, and flourish.
I’ve been an ethical vegan for awhile now and it’s truly the best decision I’ve made (next to adopting my dog and downloading the Uber app). I mean, how else can you eat well, be healthy, reduce animal suffering, and lessen your environmental impact all at the same time? It’s a very liberating, sacrifice-free way to live and this site gives you glimpses in to that badassery.
- Nope, I don’t wear any animal materials or eat any animal products (and I haven’t died from exposure in the Chicago winter, either…).
- Nope, I’m not anemic, dying from lack of beef, crying at night because I so dearly miss the taste of eggs, or low in B12 (but, thank you for caring).
- Nope, you won’t find me cooing over the latest L’Oreal eyeshadow, because I only roll cruelty-free, baby.
- And, nope, I probably won’t attend your Kentucky Derby party or that sojourn to Sea World (though, you may see me outside protesting – be sure to give a wave!), because those industries exploit the heck out of sensitive, sentient creatures and this homie don’t play that way.
I do, however, vow to always bring bitchin’ nibbles to book club, sing the BEST Bon Jovi karaoke evs, and be the life of the party (most alcohol is vegan, guys) at pretty much any fete ever. I also promise that I love answering questions about veganism and won’t be a dick about it.
Now, take my hand and let’s get some margaritas.
A lot of people ask me where the name, The Little Foxes, came from. The first inspiration is my Great Grandmother Ruth. She was a badass 4’11 opera singer whose stage name was Nina Renard, which, in French loosely means ‘the little fox.’ A spitfire through-and-through, she would sneak out of her home to sing at little cabarets during the War. I never had the good fortune of meeting her, but everyone who did said she was truly unforgettable – bold, fun-loving, ahead of her time, and unabashedly authentic. She’s a big inspiration in my life and the blog’s namesake.
Exhibit A: The embodiment of red-lipped, rascally awesomeness.
The other inspiration for TLF is my rescue dog, Banjo, who happens to look a little like a fox. She’s been through some tough times, but the day I adopted her was pretty much the best day of my life. If you haven’t adopted a companion animal from a shelter or rescue already, I encourage you to do so pronto. With our overflowing shelters and unnecessary euthanasia (not to mention all of the amazing animals just waiting for you), it’s pretty much the only logical and ethical choice if you’re looking for a ride-or-die bestie. /rant
Exhbit B: Being a total baller.
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