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 […]
I’m A Vegan Dating a Non-Vegan
As you may have noticed by now, I’m vegan. It’s sort of a big “thing” about me. So when I introduce my girlfriend to my friends, it’s with a bit of a surprise that they discover she isn’t vegan.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Resulting in cheers and jeers alike, March 19th marked the annual Pies of March ride orchestrated by NYC’s direct action environmental organization Time’s Up!, best known for their involvement with NYC’s Critical Mass rides. These rides are ridiculously entertaining and inspiring, but the continual ticketing and police harassment of participants calls for an active ridership […]
Two weeks ago, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary sent out an e-mail requesting help with spring cleaning from former volunteers. Having first ventured to Woodstock the winter before the farm opened in 2004, visiting again to lend a hand with barn cleaning and pasture maintenance this spring presented an opportunity long overdue.
Sugar shack season is upon us! And what a wonderful excuse to share an incredibly simple Sugar Shack French Toast recipe. For those unfamiliar, a sugar shack is where the magic happens when it comes to maple syrup making.
Last week, equality advocates discovered that Chick-Fil-A’s charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, specifically bars homosexuals from attending or using their retreat facilities. Their statement on the matter was “WinShape Retreat defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being between one man and one woman. Groups/Individuals are welcome who offer wholesome, educational conferences and programs that are compatible with Biblical values and WinShape’s purpose.” At this news, many gay-rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A. What’s a good old southern gal who believes in marriage equality, but really loves her fried chicken and pickles supposed to do? And what effect do moral boycotts have, anyway?