Joanie Loves Piggies


I’m going to admit it, when I was a teenager I loved Joan Jet! I’m dating myself here, but so what! I had a poster of her on my wall and dressed like the bad ass she was by wearing spiked leather bracelets. I don’t think anyone believed that I was a bad ass since in addition to my spikes I wore a Catholic school girl uniform. Oh well – I tried.

Joan Jett doesn’t wear spiked leather bracelets anymore. In fact, she’s gone vegetarian. Here’sΒ what she says in a PETA interview: “Cutting meat out of your diet is the best thing you can do for animals and your own health. Did you know it’s one of the best things you can do for the planet too? Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world. So what are you waiting for? Kick the meat habit and see how it rocks your world.”

And yes, that’s Joan, lounging on what looks to be the happiest pig in the world (except, of course, for my pig blogger buddy, Bacon).

Photo courtesy of Fanpop!

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Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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34 Responses to Joanie Loves Piggies

  1. Maryanne says:

    I met Joan Jett at an animal rights party in NYC and she was super duper nice. I respect all the work she does for animal rights. It was an honor meeting her. I loved the Runaways since I was a little girl, then when Joan made her solo albums I loved them just as much. I once saw her perform when she first went solo. I was right in front of the stage and she handed me her guitar to strum. That was the coolest thing for me, a teenager. She was just five years older than me, but ICONIC! I was so in awe.

    • Wow – you are so lucky to have met Joan Jett! When is your book going to be published Maryanne? You’ve had so, so many amazing experiences in your life girlfriend, and I want to read about them all!! Celeste πŸ™‚

      • Maryanne says:

        Aw, I don’t want to talk about my book in your blog Celeste, I just wanted to share some stories about how cool Joan is and that I’m so happy she’s such an inspirational vegetarian. When she gave a speech that night she was just so on the money and not at all preachy. I loved that about her.

    • Oh, I get it Maryanne. It’s just that whenever I hear about one of the celeb’s you’ve met, I always want to hear more! Celeste πŸ™‚

  2. I don’t know much about Joanie, but that pig is gorgeous! πŸ™‚ I wish I can cuddle with the pig, too!

    • Thanks for your comment! Yea, I’d like to chillax with that pig too. Just look at his face, he’s so happy!! As for Joan Jett, she is known for founding the 1970’s girl-famous rock n’ roll band “The Runaways” and she later became a solo rocker. I’ve always loved her! Celeste πŸ™‚

  3. I love Joan Jet too!

    BTW, I recently saw Billy Idol and then Cindy Lauper in concert — so who’s dating who? LOL!

    • Joan Jett rocks!! As far as who’s dating who, I haven’t a clue. Thanks for your comment!! Celeste πŸ™‚

      • what i meant was, if you think you’re “dating” yourself, well then so am I by attending Billy Idol and Cyndi Lauper — I graduated high school in 1985. I grew up on Joan Jett, Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, et al.

    • Now I know I’m the “senior” one here – I had a “senior moment” and your comment went right over my head – haha!! For some reason I thought you were talking about Billy Idol and Cindy Lauper dating – I don’t know what I was thinking!! Anyway, you look amazing girlfriend! Celeste πŸ™‚

      • It’s probably because I didn’t write it very clearly… I tend to do that. Ha-Ha! Sorry about that.

        And thank you, as do you. πŸ™‚

        I’ve been craving that movie: Back to the Future with MJ Fox… it’s one of my favorite movies.

    • I love Back to the Future – it’s one of my all time favorite movies!! Thanks for the compliment!! Celeste πŸ™‚

      • The above stream of comments just made me laugh so hard. I am right there with you two – age-wise and interest-wise. You know, when our mothers were this age, they were not nearly as hip and cool as our generation! (That’s what I tell myself anyway – ha)

      • Haha – I’m glad you got a kick out of our conversation! And I agree with you - we’re much more “hip” than our mothers were at this age (I hope my mom doesn’t read that – oops!). I have to say that I’m happy that I’m not the only blogger of my age out there (not that we’re old or anything, because we most certainly are not!!). Celeste πŸ™‚


  4. lizziefit says:

    You should read Veg News, The Music Issue! It talks about lots of cool rockers like Joan Jett and why they take a stand for vegetarianism (or veganism). It’s pretty awesome how they use their popularity to link their music to their passions about animal rights, etc. I loved it πŸ™‚

    • Oh thanks so much for sharing this! I’ve been thinking about getting a subscription to Veg News for awhile. I know it’s really cheap, I should just do it. I’ll see if I can find the music issue online, I know I’d love it! Celeste πŸ™‚

  5. PigLove says:

    aaww Joan Jett is as pretty as ever! Mommy plays her music sometimes when we clean house. But there was one thing wrong in your post – just one thing my friend. That’s the part about you saying, “happiest pig in the world”. Shakes piggy head. Nope, *I* am the happiest piggy on the earth with all of you as my friends!
    AND, I do agree wholeheartedly about kicking the meat habit. Who would want to eat cute little ole me? Snort Oink XOXO – Bacon

    • Oh Bacon, I’m so sorry that I assumed that Joan’s pig is happier than you are. How could I!! You do seem to have a fabulous life and a wonderful mommy!! Here’s to you Bacon!! Celeste πŸ™‚

  6. No two ways around it: Joan is hot!

  7. What a great picture! I love piggies too!

  8. Dang! She looks great! Nice toned arms and pretty skin. Love her! And I love the visual of your spikes bracelets and Catholic school uniform. Too funny.

    As a side note, I do wish organized religions would take a stance of compassion and mercy for all creatures of the earth. What a difference they could make in waking people up!

    • Hey Cowgirl! It’s interesting that you mention organized religions here. My dad doesn’t get why I’m vegan. He’s a devout Catholic, and he thinks it’s okay to eat animals because Jesus ate fish. If Jesus did it, he figures it must be okay. I know, however; that some Christians believe differently. The “Veganist” by Kathy Freston has a chapter on veganism and the Great Spiritual Traditions. After I read it, I thought about writing a post about it. When I sat down to write, however; I didn’t feel that I was knowledgeable enough about the topic to write something of quality. I know there are other books that address this issue, so I plan to educate myself further on this topic. If you know of any reading material on this topic, please share! Celeste πŸ™‚

  9. Janelle schilling says:

    From now on I’ll always refer to you as “Celeste, my Bad Ass friend!” I love your writing, and I always open your posts in my inbox first. You rock!

    • Haha!! You know all too well how much of a “Bad Ass” I am girlfriend (NOT!!!). Thanks for all of your support with my blog, by the way. I appreciate it so much – it means A LOT! Your “Bad Ass” friend, Celeste πŸ™‚

  10. PigLove says:

    aaww – you’re the bestest in the world my friend!! Bunches of Hogs and Snout Kisses – XOXO – Bacon

  11. natarunmore says:

    Hugs to all the piggies out there!

  12. OK ageing myself also I love Joan Jett as well was a big influence on me in my younger days and now she’s vegan just makes her way cooler.

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  14. RockerLeatherLinda!2 says:

    How does Joan square being vegetarian with still rocking in leather?

    • Haha – that’s a good question! I honestly don’t know how she dresses these days, but I’d be surprised if she still wears leather. Maybe she wears “fake” leather, I don’t know. I tried to look up about this up online, but I couldn’t find anything on it. Thanks for the comment! Celeste πŸ™‚

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