How to Gain Fame and Fortune as an Ex-Vegan in Roughly Five Easy Steps...
you been feeling a little attention starved lately? Do you have a
sinking feeling that the social media gravy train is leaving the
station and worry because you’re not a celebrity yet? (How did this not
happen???) Is your YouTube channel mostly just filled with comments
from your mother and the occasional foot fetishist? Has your blog
centered around pugs making pithy comments on Mid-Century Modern
furniture not resulted in the lucrative book deal you were hoping for
yet? Friend, it may be time for you to learn how you can “go vegan”
and then quit it for fame and fortune. Read
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10 Questions, Foodie Edition, with Allison Rivers Samson
I met Allison Rivers Samson of Allison's
Gourmet earlier this month at Vegetarian Summerfest. As someone who has
been active in the movement since before I first got involved in the
mid-1990s, it was a pleasure to meet Allison in person. With big
dimples (I think she should insure these through Lloyd's of London or
something) and an elfin grin, beautiful sugar-and-cocoa hair (her
version of salt-and-pepper, but also with purple frosting), bright eyes
and a cheerful demeanor, Allison is a warm and vivacious ambassador for
the vegan movement, which is so often unfairly characterized as being
about pleasure denial. With her focus on creating voluptuous treats
that are both ethically sourced and unapologetically pleasurable,
Allison has proven that we can enjoy the best of both worlds without
any sacrifice to our ethics or our enjoyment. It had been a real honor
to get to know Allison. I am thrilled for you to get to know her, too. Read more.
Meeting of the Trolls...
“Good morning, everyone. Today is the -
what is it? - 2031st meeting of the Alliance of the Hater Brigade.
Thanks for coming, everyone. I think we’re going to start our meeting
now.” Read the whole story
The Orthorexia Dilemma: Is Veganism an Eating Disorder?
anyone is empathetic to those struggling with eating disorders in our
society, I am. I know that particular hell personally because I have
walked it. I also understand the pressures to be thin, to meet
society’s expectations of what “hot” means, and I can plainly see what
a profoundly disturbed food culture we live in today. Shuffling popular
culture’s hateful messaging to and about women with incendiary
attitudes about food that border on the obsessive, many of us have the
perfect storm waiting to happen.
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