I’m Leia. This blog documents my attempts to live a life that seeks to reduce suffering wherever it’s found. And I’m looking hard – at what I eat, what I wear, what I buy, how I treat the natural environment and all creatures within in – human and non-human.

Maybe you’re on the same path as me. Maybe nothing sits right with you when you are complicit in the suffering of others. Walk beside me and we will see where we end up.

A few words about privilege. I recognise that as a white woman with a decent job in a free country, I’m in a position to make choices about how I spend my money in a way that many others in the world are not. I take this privilege seriously and my intention is to use it to make the world around me a fairer place.