“Fish [consumption] went about 6 months after SCUBA class when I went on a dive trip to Honduras. On one of the dives, I held out my hand to touch a shrimp, and they walked up my arm to my shoulder and looked me in the eyes through my mask. There was someone there. We looked at each other for maybe 10 seconds, and then he swam away.
I had eaten probably thousands of shrimp. It was my favorite thing to eat. When we had shrimp at home when I was a kid, we got maybe 6 each, and that was all, because we were 5 people and had to share one box of breaded shrimp that my mom fried. I swore when I grew up I would always eat as many shrimp as I wanted, and I did that often. But that day when that shrimp looked in my soul through my eyes, it was an epiphany and life changing.”
– Catherine Vade Bon Coeur, “the embodiment of an Everyday Vegan Change-Maker”