I believe intention is everything. My intention with this space is to be as authentic and transparent as possible. Connecting though screens and phones can only happen with honesty. The Non Dairy Fairy's lifestyle may be filled with vegan desserts, sunshine, palm trees, green juice, and beaches, but the lady behind the blog and company is just a human, aka me, Mikaela Barnes.
Here are some facts about me (and some opinions): I'm a twenty-something-year-old from a small town in Virginia who is married to the most incredible, supportive, and loving human being in the world. I curse, a lot. Most of the time I eat healthy but I also get drunk and eat hot dogs from a cart. I usually don’t talk politics because it makes other people uncomfortable, but my condensed opinion of the present moment is that Donald Trump and the hate he spews are the absolute worst; and women have the right to do whatever the fuck they want with their bodies. I have an older sister who has always been my loving protector. I have a beautiful baby boy who was created in pure love. I am always re-reading the Harry Potter series and could kick anyone’s ass in Harry Potter trivia – try me! I have very few friends, I can count them on half a hand. I believe in magic and I love looking at the stars. I don't believe in being a victim and always strive to stand in my power. I feel empathy is the greatest quality. I detest cleaning and sometimes I can't believe I'm a "grown-up." I often feel as though I have to defend myself for not being a vegan while marketing my brand to vegans. The truth is that I wanted to create a brand and lifestyle that is accessible to everyone, regardless of whether you have allergies, dietary restrictions, or choose your foods based on deep-rooted beliefs – The Non Dairy Fairy is safe for all (except maybe Trump).
That’s my intention, and I’m sticking to it.