Yvonne Gougelet

I attended the Iraq Veterans Against the War 10 year anniversary gala last night. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! did an excellent segment yesterday about IVAW, soldiers who are spreading the truth about the consequences of perpetual war, for not only American soldiers, but for our innocent brothers and sisters overseas. One message a lot of the Veterans shared with me is that they don’t want people to “blindly support the troupes.” They want their voices to be heard.

Here is an excellent chance. If anyone is truly curious about the real situation going on in Iraq/Syria (and the rest of the Middle Eastern region), and what soldiers are experiencing right now, in our own backyards, this is an excellent interview. Plus a very touching history about Veteran Jacob David George, a beautiful soul & fellow occupier, may he rest in peace. Lots of love to all of those involved last night and the last 10 years of truth-telling and war resistance. <3

late night story about breaking my veganism: i went vegan on january 1st for a few different reasons. number one, obviously animal cruelty. if you&#8217;ve watched just one film about it, you would too. but then i learned about the horrific environmental impact it has on the planet as well. industrial waste, it&#8217;s the number 1 greenhouse pollutant, not to mention all of the toxic poisons, hormones, antibiotics they are pumping the animals with as well.

about a month ago i went to cape cod. had an amazing time. and had fish for the first time in a long time. in damn near all of my meals. i thoroughly enjoyed it. my friend said jokingly i went on a &#8220;murder spree&#8221;. i laughed, felt guilt, but still, i enjoyed it. 

cut to this weekend at bethelwoods harvest festival (where the original site of woodstock happened.) there was an alpaca stand selling scarves, mittens and sweaters. next to it, a small wooden square fence with a mother alpaca, and her two babes. people were taking pictures, children laughing, poking and prodding the young alpaca. i just stood there. watched the whole scene, took it in. the helpless trapped animals, right next to the stand their fur was on display for sale. the youngest alpaca had a look on his face, he was pissed, he knew the scenario was fucked up. like a face i&#8217;ve seen on children in photos of war torn countries. innocent rebellion. he kept running from the annoying children sticking him with their fingers. 

then, at once, all of the people left, and it was just me and the animals. the mother slowly walked up to me, starring me in the face, and started making a sound. she was talking to me. she was begging for help in a way a person held captive by a kidnapper couldn&#8217;t express they were being held captive in front of their abductor. she was talking to me. she talked to me. she knew i knew. and i did.

they are just like us. mothers with children, born on the planet to roam free, not to be held captive for fur or tortured for food. i went 8 months being strict and i broke and the universe sent me a clear message.

if you&#8217;ve ever thought about going completely vegan, or vegetarian, or if you&#8217;re a puppy lover, cat lover, or call yourself an environmentalist, consider a vegan diet today. not only for the animals sake, but for the planet as well.

late night story about breaking my veganism: i went vegan on january 1st for a few different reasons. number one, obviously animal cruelty. if you’ve watched just one film about it, you would too. but then i learned about the horrific environmental impact it has on the planet as well. industrial waste, it’s the number 1 greenhouse pollutant, not to mention all of the toxic poisons, hormones, antibiotics they are pumping the animals with as well.

about a month ago i went to cape cod. had an amazing time. and had fish for the first time in a long time. in damn near all of my meals. i thoroughly enjoyed it. my friend said jokingly i went on a “murder spree”. i laughed, felt guilt, but still, i enjoyed it. 

cut to this weekend at bethelwoods harvest festival (where the original site of woodstock happened.) there was an alpaca stand selling scarves, mittens and sweaters. next to it, a small wooden square fence with a mother alpaca, and her two babes. people were taking pictures, children laughing, poking and prodding the young alpaca. i just stood there. watched the whole scene, took it in. the helpless trapped animals, right next to the stand their fur was on display for sale. the youngest alpaca had a look on his face, he was pissed, he knew the scenario was fucked up. like a face i’ve seen on children in photos of war torn countries. innocent rebellion. he kept running from the annoying children sticking him with their fingers. 

then, at once, all of the people left, and it was just me and the animals. the mother slowly walked up to me, starring me in the face, and started making a sound. she was talking to me. she was begging for help in a way a person held captive by a kidnapper couldn’t express they were being held captive in front of their abductor. she was talking to me. she talked to me. she knew i knew. and i did.

they are just like us. mothers with children, born on the planet to roam free, not to be held captive for fur or tortured for food. i went 8 months being strict and i broke and the universe sent me a clear message.

if you’ve ever thought about going completely vegan, or vegetarian, or if you’re a puppy lover, cat lover, or call yourself an environmentalist, consider a vegan diet today. not only for the animals sake, but for the planet as well.

Throwback to modeling in the first ever eco-fashion show at @Bonnaroo. I got to open the show wearing a dress made out of old @benandjerrys Bonnaroo Buzz displays. I&#8217;ve never smiled so hard :) #ecofashion #sustainability #upcycle #trashion #fashion #bonnaroo #bonnaroobuzz #planetroo #environment #tbt #throwbackthursday

Throwback to modeling in the first ever eco-fashion show at @Bonnaroo. I got to open the show wearing a dress made out of old @benandjerrys Bonnaroo Buzz displays. I’ve never smiled so hard :) #ecofashion #sustainability #upcycle #trashion #fashion #bonnaroo #bonnaroobuzz #planetroo #environment #tbt #throwbackthursday

The largest environmental protest our nation has ever seen is happening September 21st in NYC. I have a spare bedroom, futon, &amp; hotel discounts if anyone wants to come up &amp; make some noise at the UN climate talks. #peoplesclimate #climatemarch #nokxl #fracking #350 #environment #planetearth #protest #divestment #fossilfuels #fossilfree #fuckfossilfuels

The largest environmental protest our nation has ever seen is happening September 21st in NYC. I have a spare bedroom, futon, & hotel discounts if anyone wants to come up & make some noise at the UN climate talks. #peoplesclimate #climatemarch #nokxl #fracking #350 #environment #planetearth #protest #divestment #fossilfuels #fossilfree #fuckfossilfuels

Feeling so blessed &amp; grateful for everything the Universe has brought me in my life. It&#8217;s so easy to think of all the things we don&#8217;t have, or didn&#8217;t get, or can&#8217;t have, but we have LIFE, on this big, beautiful planet. That is enough to be filled with joy! Happy Monday &amp; have a great week, despite the hardships, my friends!

Feeling so blessed & grateful for everything the Universe has brought me in my life. It’s so easy to think of all the things we don’t have, or didn’t get, or can’t have, but we have LIFE, on this big, beautiful planet. That is enough to be filled with joy! Happy Monday & have a great week, despite the hardships, my friends!

@Bonnaroo pro-tip: Download the #bonnaroo app, check out food, sort by type to find vegan, vegetarian, locally-sorced, organic or gluten-free meals in Centeroo! This is my 8th year, but 1st year going vegan. Excited to try @diadelostamales, vegan tamales!

@Bonnaroo pro-tip: Download the #bonnaroo app, check out food, sort by type to find vegan, vegetarian, locally-sorced, organic or gluten-free meals in Centeroo! This is my 8th year, but 1st year going vegan. Excited to try @diadelostamales, vegan tamales!

~~~~Free spirit, free soul, ready to take flight~~~~ @Bonnaroo, ten more days. Traveling down alone, no ticket or a ride home, my 8th year in a row. The Universe will guide my way~~~~

~~~~Free spirit, free soul, ready to take flight~~~~ @Bonnaroo, ten more days. Traveling down alone, no ticket or a ride home, my 8th year in a row. The Universe will guide my way~~~~

Getting excited for my EIGHTH Bonnaroo in a row!! For those that don’t know, Bonnaroo is the largest music, comedy & arts festival in the US and it also happens to be the greenest festival!! I have gone down every year for the last 7 years with my little brother, with the exception of last year, because he was interning with NASA (for the 2nd time! — great excuse!)

Anywho, I’m flying down this year, alone, and I still don’t have my ticket, or a ride home, but that’s how I do it every year! I put all my trust into the Universe, trust my instinct and let the wind guide me~~~~ I know everything will work out great, it always, always does!

Here’s a video of City and Colour, my most anticipated concert of the festival. Even though I’ve seen them once before, they have made it to the top of my all time favorite concerts. Dallas’ voice is unparalleled. 

SEE YOU ON THE FARM!!!!!

Amen.

Amen.

Flashback to my favorite @bonnaroo tradition!!!! When all the campers leave Monday morning the festival unplugs all the ice-machines. I see this as a waste, so I borrow a golf-cart, scoop up ice ALL day, by myself, rain or shine, and deliver the ice to the #cleanvibes crew, the amazing kids who keep our festival spotless, and the GREENEST festival in the world! No one asked me to do it, it&#8217;s my way of giving back to my Roo community. I&#8217;ve been working for @ac_ent &amp; Superfly, without them even knowing it! I have been doing this for years and hope to do it again this year! I just need tickets for me &amp; my brother, our passes fell through!

Flashback to my favorite @bonnaroo tradition!!!! When all the campers leave Monday morning the festival unplugs all the ice-machines. I see this as a waste, so I borrow a golf-cart, scoop up ice ALL day, by myself, rain or shine, and deliver the ice to the #cleanvibes crew, the amazing kids who keep our festival spotless, and the GREENEST festival in the world! No one asked me to do it, it’s my way of giving back to my Roo community. I’ve been working for @ac_ent & Superfly, without them even knowing it! I have been doing this for years and hope to do it again this year! I just need tickets for me & my brother, our passes fell through!

Mystery Land Music Festival, held on the grounds of the original Woodstock. This is the Wishing Tree, where people write their dreams on the leaves~~~~ So many wishes for peace &amp; happiness in the World :) #peace #happiness #mysteryland #mlusa14 #mlusa #Woodstock  (at Woodstock)

Mystery Land Music Festival, held on the grounds of the original Woodstock. This is the Wishing Tree, where people write their dreams on the leaves~~~~ So many wishes for peace & happiness in the World :) #peace #happiness #mysteryland #mlusa14 #mlusa #Woodstock (at Woodstock)

This week&#8217;s bounty. All local or organic. I&#8217;m determined to plant my own peppers and tomatoes on my patio outside! It&#8217;s time I learn to grow my own food :)

#whatveganseat #tastetherainbow #eatyourgreens #vegan #crueltyfree #gmofree #fuckmonsanto #organic #local #gogreen #sustainability

This week’s bounty. All local or organic. I’m determined to plant my own peppers and tomatoes on my patio outside! It’s time I learn to grow my own food :)

#whatveganseat #tastetherainbow #eatyourgreens #vegan #crueltyfree #gmofree #fuckmonsanto #organic #local #gogreen #sustainability

Home for the weekend, surrounded by nature. Such a blessing to get away from the hustle &amp; bustle of NYC. Frida Kahlo &amp; Diego Rivera spent time here, &amp; Ray Lamontagne created the album &#8220;Till the Sun Turns Black&#8221; here. Filled with so much inspiration I made a huge breakthrough with my political play, &#8220;Lifting the Veil.&#8221; Gracias dios~~~~

Home for the weekend, surrounded by nature. Such a blessing to get away from the hustle & bustle of NYC. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera spent time here, & Ray Lamontagne created the album “Till the Sun Turns Black” here. Filled with so much inspiration I made a huge breakthrough with my political play, “Lifting the Veil.” Gracias dios~~~~

A hippie&#8217;s first time in Woodstock.  (at Woodstock, New York)

A hippie’s first time in Woodstock. (at Woodstock, New York)

Happy National Star Wars Day! NYC friends, I&#8217;ll be performing with @TheDreamLab at Libation today in the LES. 3-4:30pm. Message me if you want to swing through!

Happy National Star Wars Day! NYC friends, I’ll be performing with @TheDreamLab at Libation today in the LES. 3-4:30pm. Message me if you want to swing through!