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085 Mixed Bag: Advice, Rants & More!

Mixed Bag Episode

The princesses had a lot of random shit to talk about this week, so we put it all together in a mixed bag episode! We announce a new advice segment on the show, each rant about something that’s pissing us off, announce upcoming travel and speaking events, go over a ton of news, and talk about the efficacy of telling non-vegans that they don’t love animals if they eat them. […]

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084 All About Being an Ally

All About Being an Ally

Today we’re talkin’ bout being an ally: the reality of what happens when you get educated and decide to use your privilege for good. An honest conversation about the realities of allyship and how to properly process difficult feelings […]

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I Am A Vegan Writer and Dad

I am a vegan writer and dad

First up, the reason I mentioned that I’m a dad is that, from looking around vegan websites (this “I am a Vegan” section included), you might be led to believe that all vegans are female. The reasons behind this phenomenon are probably complex and multi-layered, but, if I were a betting chap, I’d wager it’s something to do with old-fashioned mainstream toxic masculinity, the idea that men aren’t allowed to have empathy, or kindness, or that being uncruel to animals is somehow going to “turn you gay/female/soft”, or some horrible nonsense like that. (Mainstream hetero ideas of manliness really are pretty daft, on the whole. I could easily go into a whole ranting essay about why it makes more biological sense for the gender who has dangly genitals to wear skirts than for the gender who have nice neat tucked away netherbits, but I won’t. Goodness knows anyone who knows me has already heard enough about that particular topic.) Anyway, thought I’d hit that issue on the head straight off the bat: believe it or not, the amount you respect the welfare of other beings doesn’t actually have any relationship to your gender, sexuality, strength, or anything else. Indeed, if anything, you actually have to be a stronger person to choose animal welfare over the lazy ease of conformist corpse-eating! […]

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083 A Drunken Intersectional Vegan Analysis of The Matrix

Intersectional Analysis of The Matrix

Spoilers abound in today’s drunken review of The Matrix! Nichole and Callie sip on cocktails and philosophy while they break apart The Matrix from an intersectionally-minded, vegan viewpoint.

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Bonus content: Staying in or Leaving Abusive Situations – Our Stories with Abuse

vwpa bonus content

As mentioned in episode #082 Knowing When to Walk Away, Callie and Nichole get personal and talk about their personal stories with abuse and whether they walked away or stayed and what the result was.

This episode is extra content that didn’t make it into the episode so it’s not super concise or well organized… But we are hoping that by sharing our deeply personal stories it may help someone who is or has gone similar situations.

To those that are or have dealt with abuse, our hearts go out to you! Please know that you are not alone, and though it may take time, healing is possible.

Thank you for letting us share <3

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VWPA Nominated for Best Podcast in 2016 Veggie Awards!

VWPA on 2016 Veggie Awards

We are thrilled and honored to be included in VegNews’ 2016 Veggie Awards nomination list for best vegan podcast!

If you love the show and want to help us out, go to the 2016 Veggie Awards Survey and cast your vote! You can vote on the other categories, or skip right to the podcast one :)

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last year and a half, to be recognized on this level is a huge huge huge thing for us.

<3 you all!!!!

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082 Knowing When to Walk Away

walking away

As a companion piece to our recent Having Hard Conversations episode, the princesses discuss knowing when it’s time to walk away from a relationship, be it romantic, friendship, familial, or work-related […]

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080 #ARTooWhite: Real Talk on the 2016 Animal Rights Conference

Animal Rights Conference 2016

We are fucking over the racism and sexism issues in the animal rights community, so we’re tearing into the 2016 Animal Rights Conference and call on the vegan community to boycott it until things get better […]

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079 Desensitized to Violence: Vegans’ Worst Nightmare

Desensitized to Violence

Vegans often approach activism from a “they just don’t know” perspective. But what happens when they do know, when they see the worst, and they still don’t care?

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