|10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for microsanctuary pioneer Justin Van Kleeck
Justin Van Kleeck is an activist, animal caregiver and co-founder of the inspiring Triangle Chance for All
microsanctuary along with his partner, Rosemary. As a pioneer of the
microsanctuary movement, Justin is helping the average person who wants
to start rescuing animals understand that it doesn’t need to take many
acres and a big bank account.
10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for activist James DeAlto
James DeAlto of the Vegan Chalk Challenge
has not only brainstormed a new (and yet not-so-new) way of getting the
word out about compassionate living but also built a real momentum
behind it, empowering people to create their own colorful and effective
messages right where they live. I am a big believer in the importance
of community when it comes to our well-being and longevity as advocates
for the animals and the VCC fills this human need powerfully. I also
love the simplicity and accessibility of the VCC, how it really enables
people their own spin on messaging in colorful, bold and smart ways.
10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for singer-songwriter Annette Conlon
is an award-winning LA-based singer-songwriter, dedicated animal
rescuer, compassionate fashion plate and over-all wonderful soul.
Annette is embarking on her highly anticipated Compassionette Tour very soon, hitting TN, AL, NC and IL to touch down at Chicago VeganMania, playing a set at our Culture Café (curated by my dear friend -- and sister vegan Rock Star -- Robinlee Garber) and that evening at the Heartland Café-Red Line Tap, which will be offering a special vegan menu along with great live music for CVM revelers who don't want the day to end.
10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition for registered dietitian Amy Taylor
media has helped to bring some new perspectives and great people into
my life that I might not have been exposed to otherwise. Amy Taylor
is one such person and she came into my life when I was seeking
thoughts about the practice of fat-shaming. A vegan RD based in
Portland, ME, Amy specializes in working with people on binge and
compulsive eating issues, helping those she works with adopt an
intuitive eating model. I love her compassionate and thoughtful
approach, which is also grounded in common sense and reason.
On Fat Shaming in the Vegan Movement
I often do when I am looking for a variety of thoughts on a topic, I
posted a question about body image on my Facebook page, seeking
perspectives on the topic of fat-shaming: Is it justifiable? Is it
effective? Although I know this is a sensitive and provocative topic, I
was still unprepared for the outpouring of very heartfelt and
gut-wrenching responses to my general query. Read On: