“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They say, ‘Because it’s such a beautiful animal.’ There you go. I think my mother’s attractive, but I have photographs of her.”
Ellen Degeneres is equally quick with a one-liner, a design theme or a cause.
We got our first dose of Ellen’s signature style of activism when she came out on national television on Ellen in 1997. She’d been making the daytime talk circuit to make sure people knew that she and her character had a lot in common, and at the time it raised a lot of eyebrows. Never afraid to speak her mind or to get her point across with humor, she’s had a lot of success changing people’s perception of what a vegan, humane lifestyle can be as well.