043 Activism and Talking to Kids
As a vegan, it’s hard to know how much to tell other people’s kids when you get the inevitable questions.
In This Episode
Inspired by Mr. Brian’s question on the advice column, Nichole and Callie discuss whether it’s appropriate to be truthful, to the point of being blunt, with other people’s children on controversial topics. Is telling a kid “I don’t eat animals” too honest? Is that planting a seed or just rocking the boat?
As activists, should we be worried about the consequences of what tension might be caused by presenting children with information that differs from what their parents may be teaching them? The girls discuss what might happen if people were not allowed to confront kids with information their parents don’t agree with. Nichole also makes a strong case for parents staying open to having those difficult conversations with their kids, that doing so will create a safe space for the kids to learn critical thinking skills and will ensure the parents are able to stay part of the conversation.
Links and Information
- Vegan Food at Starbucks (VegNews)
- Certified Vegan Options at Taco Bell (VegNews)
- Hard Rock Cafe Introduces Veg Options (VegNews)
- Expired Food Grocery Store (Huffington Post)