My name is Tammy Paulino, aspiring blogger, full-time vegetarian, and professional animal lover.
I live in sunny South Florida with the love of my life, Mimi. Mimi is a Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix. I have a million nicknames for her… Mimosa, Big Momma Mimus, Mimi Minaj, Mimster, Mimsterosa, Mimston, little black & rust with a little bit of white thing… Yes that whole sentence is one of her million nicknames 🙂
Don’t let the name of my blog fool you. I am not here to convince you to become a vegetarian, and I am not here to judge you. There’s absolutely no judgement here.
I started GFV because I love animals, and also because I see a need for acceptance in the cruelty-free/vegan community. The same people that tell you that going vegan/cruelty-free is not about perfection, are the same people that knock you down for not being vegan/cruelty-free. I know that not everyone is like this and I don’t mean this as an insult to anyone.
I dealt with this first hand when I was being insulted online because some people felt that going vegetarian is not enough. At times I felt guilty for being vegetarian and not vegan. That’s how I came up with the name Guilt Free Vegetarian 🙂
I am now in the process of going vegan. It is very hard, but it is something that I have to do to feel at peace with my beliefs. However, I understand that this lifestyle change is not for everyone, and I am realistic to the fact that we will never live in a world where no one consumes animals products or uses products that have been tested on animals. At least not in our lifetime. Instead of convincing or arguing with people to change their lifestyles, I like to help people to go as cruelty-free as they possibly can.
So, if you are thinking of going vegetarian or vegan, or if you want to keep eating meat and dairy but want to learn about humane options, or if you want to make a switch to cruelty-free life style products that are not tested on animals, I’m here to help! I promise not to judge you, because every little bit that you do will make a difference in an animals life.