Ever since I became a vegetarian back in 2002, animal welfare has been one of my top five causes. I stopped wearing leather and other animal products such as silk and wool and only purchased cruelty-free cosmetic brands.

When I was a kid, all I’d ever wanted to eat was meat. One night, I was surfing the Internet and came across People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and I read about how Linda and Paul McCartney became vegan.

My cat was sleeping next to me and I thought I’d never eat my cat or any cats, so why would I want to eat a chicken or a cow or a lobster? And I quit meat right then and there. I don’t miss it.

For a while, I was involved with PETA Asia, translating their press releases and signs from English to Indonesian. But I became disillusioned with the way they objectified women, so I left. But animal welfare is still at the forefront of my activism.

Some of the resources that may hopefully convince you to ditch wearing animals:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Warning: GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Fur Free Alliance

Humane Society USA

In Defense of Animals

But you may ask, what about my Tom of Finland tributes? Well, none of my dolls wore real leather. Even Rebel wears synthetic.

And so, inspired by PETA’s iconic (and retired) “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign, our resident animal-rights campaigners Chrissy and Manuel strip down to their birthday suits for Fur Free Friday.

Oh, and by the way, my other top five causes are gun control, abortion rights, trans rights, and abolishing billionaires.

Dollsexposed showcases queer erotica, kink, fetish, and activism through twelve-inch doll photography. Their adventures in the doll world began in 2011 before establishing a home on dollsexposed.com eleven years later.

Dollsexposed's works have been displayed at Seattle Erotic Art Festival and Los Angeles Leather Getaway.

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