Jean has always loved fashion and at a young age decided what she wanted to wear. Influenced by Little House on the Prairie at 4, she loved her little Holly Hobbie bonnet and had several dresses that would fit in with the pioneer days.
Here she is with her Pa
As a teenager, Jean took a modelling course and she always looked like a model, very in vogue.
Here with her younger brother (left) and youngest brother (right).
In 2011 she started blogging about fashion, art, traveling and whatever her heart desired. Her about page explains more.
“I’m interested in lots of things and I’m always trying something new. I love fashion, art, film, music, literature, decor…”
Jean is a writer and an artist and a photographer. She’s taught ESL and has edited technical computer books I can’t even read.
Born in Toronto, Canada, now a US citizen living in Seattle where she is owner of an eco-boutique for women and men–everything ethical, fair-trade, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and many items made in USA and jewellery made by local artisans.
Whether elegant and ready for a night out somewhere special, or casual to relax or enjoy a walk in the woods–Drizzle & Shine eco-boutique has something for any and every occasion.
This practical and stylish coat is waterproof, organic cotton and feather-free. Perfect for Seattle drizzle.
Jean’s love for animals and vegan lifestyle inspired her to write another blog, an excellent resource for all things compassionate.
She’s an animal rights activist and here are a few of the concerns she has been involved in.
Animal advocates in the Walk for Farmed Animals (photo courtesy of Paul Litwin)
Peaceful demonstrations in Kent, WA, protesting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Protesting Dolphin Slaughter
Jean joined several hundred demonstrators at the University of Washington, protesting a proposed animal testing facility that, if built, would see a 30% increase in the number of animals tortured and killed at the university.
Jean at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
“I had a hard time imagining the sad existence these intelligent, curious creatures had to endure for a quarter century. They lived (if you can call it living) twenty-four hours a day in a steel cage like the one I’m standing next to. It’s almost the same as me living in solitary confinement in my bedroom closet.”
Jean is an active member of NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network).
Happy Birthday Jean!
Thank you for your gift, John Robbins – Diet for a New America – which helped me to go vegan, and I’m happier and healthier knowing I can make a difference three times a day.
Thank you for making this a more compassionate world for people and animals!
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