In 2004, when we first heard singer JoJo, she had burst onto the music scene at the tender age of 13 and managed a number one hit single with “Leave (Get Out).” Now, she has re-emerged all grown up—and that young teenager has become a confident, no-holds-barred vegan adult.
I first was interested in a plant-based diet because of my voice. … I’m singing every night, and I wanted that to be easier for me. So, I cut out dairy first, and then I started talking to my vegan friend and I started to feel what they told me about how when you eat animal products, you’re ingesting fear, death, and disease. I didn’t feel good about doing that anymore. After reading Russell Simmons’ “Happy Vegan” and watching documentaries, I feel like it’s the choice for me.
Going vegan is easier than ever. Do your part for your health, the environment, and animals. It’s never too early (or late) to make the kind, smart choice to eat a plant-based diet, giving your health a boost and sparing animals suffering. It’s also never been easier to stop eating meat, eggs, and dairy foods—there are countless compassionate options in grocery stores and restaurants across the country.
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”