Takedown: My diet is making me beautiful. Also known as: I am better than you.

This week’s takedown has been making the rounds in the form of a picture. Author, raw-food enthusiast, and PETA celebrity from 2010 Mimi Kirk is pictured on the left, and an elderly woman labeled “unknown” is pictured on the right. The text: “They are both 73 years old. Can you guess which one is a vegan? That’s right, Mimi Kirk, voted as PETA’s sexiest vegetarian over 50!” Read More Takedown: My diet is making me beautiful. Also known as: I am better than you.

(Dairy-Free) Doughnuts Take the Nation by Storm!

Thank you NYC for supporting a market for the artisan vegan doughnut.  Dun-Well Doughnuts is the newest (and arguably most dapper) of a number of bakeries with vegan varieties. Below are some of my favorite bakeries serving up  dairy-free doughnuts, along with a recipe to make some of your own.

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My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books

Organizing my books after a recent move, I revisited my ethical education in animal rights. When I first began studying animal rights and veganism, I grabbed every book I could get my hands on to further understand the issues involved and inform my activism. Below is a brief overview of four of the books I find most insightful  when it comes to considering the rights of animals. Read More My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books

Veganism, Hold the Soy

Being vegan is easy for anyone with access to a modern supermarket. Being a healthy vegan takes a little more diligence. But then, being healthy takes diligence. One of the criticisms vegans receive is of being too heavily reliant on soy. Rather than view soy in vegan diets as a problem, I’ve seen it as motivation to explore more foods, to “mix it up,” if you will. Read More Veganism, Hold the Soy

Vegan on Vacation: Seville, Spain Edition

Exporting ethics is tricky business. Whether you are the sole vegan at Thanksgiving dinner, or out with a bunch of new travel buddies while traveling abroad, handling ethical issues without seeming like an insensitive, self-involved jerk can be a conundrum. Read More Vegan on Vacation: Seville, Spain Edition

Dairy and Lactose Be Damned! (Vegan) Cheese-Drenched Munchies for the Rest of Us

Praise be to Daiya! Lactose intolerant rejoice! Finally, a vegan cheese worth bragging about has arrived on the market. Let’s be real here ““ many vegan cheeses get the texture, smell, and taste way wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. Read More Dairy and Lactose Be Damned! (Vegan) Cheese-Drenched Munchies for the Rest of Us

Three Cheers for Intersectionality From a Feminist Vegan Lesbian

After spending most of my activist energy promoting animal rights issues as a teen and into my early twenties, I was ready for some new perspectives.  I looked to expand my knowledge of broader political theory including Marxist, feminist and queer theories.  As a feminist schooled this generation, intersectionality now plays a big part in my understanding and promotion of social justice. Read More Three Cheers for Intersectionality From a Feminist Vegan Lesbian