Who is this insane, fowl-mouthed maniac?
The name’s Aly, everyone! I’m a 29 year old lady hailing from Ottawa Canada.
What inspired her to begin this blog?
This blog has been years in the making. I do love to write, but even more so, I love sharing ideas with others. I found myself with this passion for skin care, and was no longer satisfied with sharing it with close friends (despite how rewarding that has been). I felt that with a blog I could reach a much larger audience, and get to know others who are passionate about similar stuffs.
What is your stance on going cruelty-free?
Those who know me know that I am anything but an absolutist. And this also goes for my stance on living cruelty-free. I like to focus on minimizing harm, but it is virtually impossible to constantly be sourcing every purchase you make, from day to day. I eat meat, and see nothing wrong with it (though I avoid purchasing factory farm meats, and do my best to eat only local, roam-free, more ethical sources). I’m doing my best to constantly keep up with what is and isn’t cruelty-free, but I am not going to beat myself up if I use a product that I discover isn’t. I also don’t live in a household that follows a cruelty-free philosophy. My favourite YouTube beauty gurus are in no way cruelty-free focused, but I still love them and thank them for inspiring me.
Oooh, beauty gurus, eh? Spill!
My two favourite YouTube beauty gurus are Holly Ann-Aeree, and Tiffany D. I have been watching them for quite a few years, and I definitely credit these two wonderful women with much of my makeup know-how.
What are the primary focal points of this blog?
The Classy Anarchist features articles and tales all written by myself; the articles are catered to cruelty-free options for skin care and beauty products. I love helping people discover cruelty-free options that are affordable and work well! You will occasionally stumble upon a rant on government, politics, and my feelings towards the State.
Now that you mention government, what is your stance?
Despite this blog being titled The Classy Anarchist, it isn’t that often that I discuss politics or philosophy. For the sake of definitions, I would consider myself a market anarchist. My perspective comes from the understanding that Government, as we see it today, operates under the threat of violence. I don’t think it should be required of adult people to ask for permission to conduct themselves in ways they deem fit – so long as they are not impeding on the growth or well-being of others. I believe in peaceful, voluntary association, and refuse to believe that some politician knows what is better for me than I do. I disagree with taxation, government licensing, and consider democracy to be a horrible way for people to organize themselves (at least as we see it here in Canada). All of this said, I am grateful to be living in Canada, in comparison to what other shitty life card I could have pulled, but that does not prevent me from thinking outside of the box, and always wanting to improve upon my quality of life. Agorism, is a natural extension of the market anarchist philosophy. Agorism is a form of counter-economics, and can be considered market activity that is done without government permission, and focuses on voluntary exchange between consenting individuals (ie payment for a product, or service). It is an effort to work against the regulated state-controlled market. If you have any further questions about market anarchism, or agorism, please feel free to either contact myself, or visit these websites: Free Talk Live (a fabulous liberty-oriented syndicated talk radio show), visit Anti-State.com, or just Google the terms and start reading!
Now that I mention it – like what you see here at The Classy Anarchist? I put a lot of thought, time, and energy into this site. I’m constantly thinking of ways to make it better for you, the reader. I have now gotten into the fabulous world of Bitcoin, and have set up a donate option for those who enjoy showing appreciation in BTC! Here is my Bitcoin address for anyone who would like to drop me a much appreciated donation in Bitcoin form: 1KUczQWnkzKFZq5QSqtdkXHmt4ougSaQZo
I take it you’re an animal lover; do you have a favourite animal?
Yes, actually. I have always had a strong love for the sloth. They are such inquisitive, and silly creatures. I’ve always wanted to learn more about them. It is a dream (and personal goal) of mine to volunteer at the Sloth Rescue Center in Costa Rica, at some time in my future. Check out this Huffington Post article about the orphanage, and watch this YouTube video of life at the rescue center. Please, make a donation, and help these amazing people!
Yay, sloths! So what can I expect, when I subscribe to The Classy Anarchist?
Product demos, skin care tips, rants about whatever insanity is on my mind, awesome products that I just won’t shut up about, makeup looks, my purdy nails, my skin care and beauty staples, and my attempts to keep up with what is and isn’t a cruelty-free brand.
I’m always looking to connect with others, so whether you be a beauty blogger, liberty lover, or just find this shit interesting, please leave a comment! You may email me at email@example.com, if you have any questions or comments, or would like to work with me!
Before you go, say hello to Stella! She’s my sweet sweet cat daughter, who I adopted from the local Ottawa Humane Society, in early 2004. She may have severe allergies and health problems, but I love her to bits anyways.