Inspired by an article on Online Read about a bride’s refusal to offer animal products at her wedding after guests threatened to not attend upon finding out it was an all-vegan reception, today we’re talking about vegan weddings and responding to haters.Continue reading »
I’ve been vegan for about four years. And it’s been a constantly changing process– while there are those who would dispute the label vegan, I’ve held onto it and my views of animal product consumption during hospital stays with NG tubes “dripping” milk-based Ensure into my stomach. During residential treatment stays where my sheets labeled me as “vegetarian”, because the complexity of feeding 10-20 preteens, teens, and adults with wide varieties of eating disorders ruled out the option of making vegan options available. Because whenever the choice remained, the choice would be vegan.
Mental and physical health professionals were all pretty quick to shake their heads at me, challenge me that there was just no way “vegan” wasn’t another word for disordered food restriction. […]Continue reading »
Today we’re being super vulnerable and talking about, gulp…Impostor Syndrome! Something we both suffer from, which means we feel really weird talking about it! So, buckle up and get ready to hear us get real real about feeling like frauds!Continue reading »
What’s up, kids?! Callie and Nichole are back together in the studio, this week having a little fun critiquing Beauty & the Patriarchy, I mean, er, cough, Beauty & the Beast – Disney’s live action version of their timeless classic Stockholm Syndrome manual!Continue reading »
Heya, I’m Calen. To start off, I identify with a few different words: vegan, activist, queer, wanderer, traveler, femme, and writer… to name a few. These words/ideas seem to be the ones that mold my experience so actively.
I’m currently sitting in a café (mostly plant-based, woot woot!) in Las Vegas as I write this. Do I live here? No. Where do I live? To tell you the truth, I don’t know anymore!
Last year, I took a trip across the U.S., bike touring and making my way from Virginia to Hawaii, with almost no money. I say “almost” because as I was leaving for my adventure, my loving mother pulled out her strict “scary” voice and told me that I had no choice but to take the gift card that she was about to give me. I kept it with me to use when I felt like coming back home, but I ended up spending it when I crashed my bike down a hill and wrecked it into a tree. Other than that, I worked for things that I needed, including food and cash for transportation at times. And yes, I ate plant-based and continued my veganism the whole time! Even through the dumpster diving and working for food. […]Continue reading »
We’re talking about boundaries again, our favorite subject! Today, guest host Aja fills in for Callie to talk about recognizing when we have weak boundaries, and ways we can strengthen them.Continue reading »
Callie had a burning passion in her heart to talk about hate, and how it’s not all created equal: equating anger of the oppressed to that of the opposing view is simply another tool of oppression.Continue reading »
My name is Megan, and I am an unapologetic contradiction.
I am a passionate, nature-loving environmentalist and an equally zealous urban explorer. I’m a metropolitan hippie, a rare but emerging breed. I’m also a vegan (I’ve been veg since 2002), for many of the same reasons as I’m a crunchy urbanite: I have compassion for my fellow earthlings and the communities we form, and I am so enamored by our mother, Gaia. […]Continue reading »
Our final episode in our media review series is Okja, a Netflix original movie directed by Bong Joon Ho. A weird, violent disappointment.Continue reading »
Our fourth installment of our pro-intersectional media analysis series is Interstellar, a quaint tale of U.S. and human and white cis-male exceptionalism, set in space!Continue reading »