Jennifer's Inspiring Letter

Fed By Threads Brand Ambassador Jennifer BenfieldThe Dalai Lama once said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” This sentiment is something that has helped me to structure my life into a more positive, loving, and encouraging beacon for those I come in contact with either in person, or on social media. It has also caused me to reflect on my attitude toward myself. You see, I am wheelchair bound due to Muscular Dystrophy. For a long time I hated my body, both what it failed capable of and what it looked like. But once I learned to be compassionate with myself and learned to thank and nurture my body, I began to love it. 
Once I came across Fed By Threads on Instagram, I was blown away by a company who’s passion was to enrich the lives of others and help them learn to love themselves. This is a passion that I share. Last year, I started a blog ( ) in order to help not only unlock my own self-enlightenment, but to encourage others to become the best version of themselves and learn to love who they are. I am continually blown away by the comments and private messages I receive from my blog from all over the world. Especially since I come from little ole Longview, Texas. 
Longview is home a fairly conservative community in which I am very active. From animal shelters, to random acts of kindness, I try to leave the city a little nicer that it was when I arrived. A short distance away is the city of Marshall, Tx. Marshall is growing fast, and I spend a lot of my time there. The mayor, Ed Smith, is a cancer survivor who abolished his disease with a plant-based diet. In hopes to spread the word, the city started a Healthfest. Last year, the crowd was well into the thousands with speakers from all over the country spreading their love for the plant-based lifestyle, organic products, and positive attitudes. Some of the visitors last year included John Pierre, Herbivore clothing, Michael Greger, T. Colin Campbell, and many more. I was so excited about this event that I volunteered last year and have volunteered to be a part of the Healthfest this March, as well. If you want to see what it’s about go here:
I feel that being a Fed By Threads ambassador will allow me to spread the word for your amazing company that is doing so many things to change the world in which we live. I want to be a part of that movement! 

Alok Appadurai
Alok Appadurai


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