Friends, we’re in for a fun and high energy roller-coaster ride today with
Jane Velez-Mitchell the founder of Jane UnChained,
a multi-platform social media news outlet that produces original video content focused on animals rights and the vegan lifestyle including much plant based deliciousness.
As you will soon hear, Jane is relentlessly passionate and uncompromising in her commitment to speaking up for the voiceless bringing the world crucial and urgent information about the crimes perpetrated on animals and the environment that are sadly ignored by advertiser-based mainstream media.
For a little official bio: TV journalist and bestselling author Jane Velez-Mitchell has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named Velez-Mitchell Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, she was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA’s 35th anniversary.
For six years she hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Previously, Velez-Mitchell reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities.
Ok, we have a lot to cover and so many valuable learnings – please enjoy this chat with Jane UnChained…
In this conversation we cover:
- Jane’s vegan journey which began with her mum who had a pet pig…
- When Jane got her own show on CNN headline news, she asked: “Would you mind if I do an animal segment once a week?”
- Jane UnChained’s mission to counteract the mainstream media’s news blackout on animal rights issues.
- Don’t wait to get invited on mainstream media: “Your phone and your laptop are both powerful tools.”
- How YOU can cook on Lunch Break Live Jane UnChained’s daily vegan cooking show on Facebook.
- The award winning show: New Day New Chef on Amazon Prime.
- The documentary: Countdown To Year Zero with Dr Sailesh Rao.
- Stop worrying about the 3 or 4 militant meat eaters in your life and go for the low hanging fruit!
- When you’re always there doing it eventually you’re going to hit a home run. So vegans – Go Live and Get Active!
And so much more!
I hope you loved that chat as much as I did.
Jane utterly walks the talk with her “just make it happen” attitude… which has certainly helped her build an impressive and effective online presence committed to creating a compassionate, sustainable vegan world.
Some of the takeaways I loved:
If you don’t ask you don’t get. Jane ran a weekly segment on animal issues on CNN. Note to self: Ask!
I haven’t got my acronym on for a while so here’s one that’s not mine. Think of A.S.K. as Ability, Skills and Knowledge. You have it I’m sure – however do you have the platform, the audience, the opportunities to broadcast that Ability, Skills and Knowledge? Vegans we have to step up, step forward and ask.
When you’re always there doing it eventually you’re going to hit a home run. So again vegans, Go Live and Get Active! It doesn’t matter if unlike Jane we’ve never met a camera that loved us (!) our live stream need not be self facing!
Militant meat eaters! Stop worrying about them and go for the low hanging fruit.
Enlist community support in your huge vision. Jane UnChained has contributors all around the world and also anchors who do their own Facebook live shows which meant the show could power on during Covid-19 despite less face to face actions / bearing witness.
To connect with Jane UnChained I have you all linked up below. Especially if you’d like to the opportunity to cook on Lunch Break Live. I’m doing it on Monday the 2nd August LA time which is 5.30am Tuesday EST so if you’re up for it please come hang Live with me at stupid o’clock for my Aussie and Kiwi friends.
Connect with Jane via the main site: https://janeunchained.com for ALL the vegan news PLUS 1,000’a of printable vegan recipes.
Documentary: Countdown To Year Zero.
(#LunchbreakLIVE airs daily at 12:30pm Pacific)I say peace begins on your plate. Jane Velez-Mitchell @JVM #veganworld Click To Tweet
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