Marina Colerato: eco-feminism, Veganism and beauty Conscious
Wednesday March 8th, 2017
We talked about eco-feminism, capillary transition, veganism and conscious consumption with Marina Colerato, fashion designer and creator of the Modefica website, a platform with inspiring content-sets the ecology. The Marina has 29 years, is in Sao Paulo, vegan, has eight dogs rescued and is intersectional feminist. Ecofeminism interests us because it takes into account the need and urgency to include the environmental perspective in the feminist struggle. It is essential that we can understand and discuss how the concern with the environment is directly related to the construction of a fairer society, balanced and sustainable. Check out our chat and access recommended links: what is Ecofeminism? I think that any better than the classical definition of the theme: “Ecofeminism is a philosophical movement that connects feminism with the ecology, based on arguments that prove private and meaningful connections between women and nature. Therefore the term interprets the repression and female exploitation in terms of exploitation and repression of the environment. ” For those who want to delve into the subject, understand what it is, why it is important and how environmental issues and animals are linked with women’s issues, check out the series on eco-feminism of the Modefica.
You have curly hair, but I smoothed. What methods of hair straightening you used? Crossed capillary transition? Already alisei with Japanese brush then with progressive and was also brushes and flat iron when not plucked. Stopped using chemicals to thin/volume down for 4 years or more-I’m not good with dates. But for me it was relatively quiet.
How was the process of transition to vegan food? Was direct or crossed vegetarian food? It was pretty smooth, no rough. I was walking toward veganism as growing up personally and also absorbing and learning more about the importance of this movement on all issues: personal, social and environmental, and spiritual. I started by cutting some foods and thereafter was progressive for a plant-based food, the choice of free products of animal origin, a position of great respect to Earth, etc. Vegans are commonly regarded as “radicals”, “evangelists”. To what do you attribute this and how to understand the different audiences that you talk to your site? Do you believe in this “time” or not? Who are these public? Veganism, as well as any movement is heterogeneous. The goal, which is the liberation of animals, is often the same, but the ways in which we believe that we must walk the path to get there are multiple. So people, NGOs and activists have different approaches to the subject. I understand also that veganism is a movement that takes people and society of the comfort zone and get out of your comfort zone isn’t easy for anyone-and financially it’s not profitable for a lot of people. Another point is that it’s natural to reject what we don’t understand and we do not know, taxing with adjectives as pejoratives and belittling the agenda not to think about it or don’t load guilt to be conniving. It’s not a unique challenge of the vegan movement, is something well known by all the people who have fought and are fighting for change. With respect to time, there is a time of maturation and growth, all we have and we will continue this process until the end of our lives. But it’s impossible to ignore the fact that it’s an urgent agenda, mainly by environmental issues. So, we don’t have that long to wait this maturation and growth. It’s something I always try to balance the debate and, in my view, those just starting to have contact with it now is entitled to more time than those who have had contact, already participates in the discussion of direct or indirect way, but it’s the comfort zone. Some documentaries, such as the Cowspiracy film (available on Netflix *) reflect about the relationship of our eating habits with the lack of food in the world. Can you talk a little bit about that? There is no noise in the statement that food of animal origin products are more elitist when observed from the issue of poor distribution of food. Excessive consumption of water, land to grow corn and soybeans that will turn the feed, land for pasture (when animals have a chance to see a meadow), plus subsidies to create animals for slaughter which will be consumed by a portion of the population that can consume it while another hungry. Meanwhile there are a lot of people repeating the jargon that vegetarian food is expensive or is this or that, but can’t be with due attention to these power relations enough practices related to it because there is more need to delegitimize than actually discussing to construct improvements. * For those who don’t have access to Netflix, there are other movies on Youtube, such as “Earthlings” and “the flesh is weak”. What are the benefits brought veganism to your life? More awareness of everything around me. And in spite of veganism be something that reflects on us more tangible as better health, disposition, etc., for me is much more striking, and even important, this sensitivity that we develop more acute-is not a simple window that opens in the mind, is a gate that opens wide for all our “I” (of course again, the movement is heterogeneous, so I say for me and the people around me). What are the initial difficulties of who wants to be vegan and how to deal with them? The main thing, in my opinion, is to face the society and the family. It is important to strengthen, if munir of knowledge because the ignorance (on nutritional issues, availability and variety of food, ethical and moral issues and even religious) can be very detrimental to the emotional health of those who are migrating to vegetarianism/veganism. People do joke, no respect, they don’t understand, they put you in check all the time. Laughter. Vegan food: what’s your favorite vegan restaurant? Gee, I don’t know.
BELEZA, MODA E CONSUMO CONSCIENTE
Como você pratica o consumo consciente e porque é urgente que as pessoas adotem um estilo de vida mais saudável e sustentável em relação ao consumo de alimentos, moda e cosméticos? Antes de qualquer coisa, é importante a gente começar a refletir sobre tudo com mais responsabilidade e sobre nosso papel no mundo. E isso vem antes do consumo. A partir do momento que começarmos a nos interessar mais pelas coisas ao nosso redor e estarmos dispostos a realmente entendermos nós mesmos como agentes nessa história toda, por a mão na massa, fazer alguma coisa, nosso consumo fatalmente entra em perspectiva. Repensar consumo é importante sim, mas é muito mais urgente repensar nossa posição como pessoas compartilhando o mundo e sobre nossas reais responsabilidades.