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089 Is “Vegan-Shaming” the New Fat-Shaming? (Spoiler Alert: NO)

Vegan Shaming and Fat Shaming

After reading an article on this topic, the Princesses were inspired to talk about the concept of “vegan-shaming,” the complexities of wanting people to change at their own pace but also being acutely aware that lives are on the line, and the appropriation of the term fat-shaming […]

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088 Building Community, Anarchy & What We Can Learn from Religion: A Which Side Collabo!

Which Side collaboration graphic

After the Salt Lake City VegFest, the princesses sat down with the boys from Which Side to discuss the need for a welcoming vegan community, tips we can take from organized religions to achieve this, and a whole unrelated tangent about anarchy at the end! […]

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087 Trigger Warnings and Veganism

Trigger warnings

In This Episode

There’s a lot of controversy around the need for trigger warnings and the use of the term “triggered.” The princesses talk about secondary traumatic stress disorder, or STSD, and how to use the word triggered in a way that respects people with PTSD.

CW: Discussion and details of misdemeanor Sexual Assault (Between 33:50 – 41:50) […]

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086 Live Episode: Annoying Questions, Part 2! from Animal Place’s Vegan Republic

Live Episode from Animal Place's Vegan Republic

For our first live episode, we revisited (more) annoying questions vegans get from omnivores in front of an amazing audience at Animal Place’s Vegan Republic! […]

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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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