|10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for educator, advocate & author Jackie Day
I could not even come close to describing the impressive (to say the least) accomplishments of Jackie Day of the popular blog, My Vegan Journal.
Jackie is a long-time vegan, an award-winning educator, a children’s
health advocate, a health policy innovator, an animal activist and
more. A true grassroots organizer, Jackie doesn’t just maintain an
online presence: she is out on the streets, creating positive change in
her community and around the world.
Post-Election Advice on Surviving this Year’s Thanksgiving from a Vegan
can see that you’re struggling. I know that this year has been a little
rough with the election and everything so we’re all a little banged up
and now we’ve got Thanksgiving to deal with as if the last couple of
months hadn’t been enough of a kick in the pants. Now you’ll be sitting
next to the same cousin who posted angry, embarrassing screeds on your
Facebook page, the same brother who felt emboldened to forward you
absolutely nutter messages from the NRA, the same aunt who goes out her
way to tell you, apropos of nothing, that she is praying for you. On
November 24, you and all of them will be smooshed together in the same
On the bright side, if there’s anyone who is adept or at least
experienced at powering through a hostile, unpleasant environment at
Thanksgiving, it’s a vegan. See, we’re good for something other than
making you feel guilty and/or resentful all the time.
10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for author Sandy Raven
Robin Raven to the rescue! With her new children’s book, Santa’s First Vegan Christmas by Vegan Publishers,
Robin begins her tale from that familiar place of accepted exploitation
and oppression and turns the old story on its head. With Dana, the
confident and assertive reindeer who refuses to be used or allow other
reindeer to be exploited for Santa’s annual Christmas Eve ride, the
animals have a wise and thoughtful voice.
One Child, Two Dates: September 11, 2011 and November 8, 2016
my son was born – raging and radiant with a sputtering, feisty spirit
after a long labor with unforeseen challenges – we had a name picked
out but we had decided that if he didn’t fit the name, we would just
put it off until we got to know him better. Thankfully, it did fit the
baby who hung on for 52-hours and came out of my last minute c-section
kicking ass and taking down names: Justice.
52 Words for Tofu
Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them. I think
we need as many words for tofu as it is as important in the life of
many vegans as snow and ice to polar inhabitants.