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#whyimveganwednesday: Human Rights

If I was a betting woman, I would guess that the majority of people reading this right now did not hear the big news that the animal rights world was atwitter about last month: Idaho’s ag-gag law was struck down! The law that prevented undercover investigations of farming operations, as NPR so succinctly described, is “no …

Petit Vour August 2015 Review

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Today was such a Petit Vour filled day. I got to take my August box goodies for a spin AND my full sized jar of Routine Cream arrived. Unfortunately, the Sexy Sadie scent has been sold out for weeks with no end in sight, so I ordered Lucy in the Sky instead. I haven’t had …

As a Vegan Anything #2

Why don’t vegans eat honey? This question seems to arise most often in the context of being offered a dessert. A well-intentioned friend will find a cookie or a piece of cake at a grocery store, excitedly bring it over and announce, “I found a treat for you! It’s egg and dairy free!” As a vegan is wont …

Some thoughts on Cecil & A Quick #whyimveganwednesday

Before I talk about another reason why I’m vegan, I want to take a moment to discuss Cecil the lion. If you haven’t heard about Cecil, you might be living under a rock, but the TL;DR is this: an American dentist lured Cecil, a popular lion that resided in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, out of the safety …

Petit Vour July 2015 Review

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! My July subscription box from Petit Vour arrived yesterday! In case you missed my June 2015 Review, Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box similar to Birch Box, only it’s 100% cruelty free! Each box contains one skincare, makeup, bath & body, and hair & nail product, curated specifically …

My Vegan Reading List: Dominion by Matthew Scully

I try to read books related to veganism and animal rights every few months to keep my motivations fresh in my mind. The human brain is particularly adept at forgetting, and I never want to forget the reasons why I went vegan. As you all know, I’ve read Eating Animals twice. I’ve also read Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, The …

Ask a Vegan Anything

This past week has been so much fun! It’s been such a delight to see the amount of you who reached out, legitimately interested in vegan options! Every time someone sincerely inquires about veganism, I can’t help but get excited! Going meatless once a week can have a really impressive impact on the globe. According to Compassion over …

On Writing & Self Doubt

I found a website earlier this week called 750words.com. The purpose is simple: login, and write 750 words a day. The idea is to encourage users to write “morning pages,” which are three pages of daily, stream of consciousness-style writing. That means you’re not supposed to edit, which has been really hard for me, but the …

Cruelty Free Cosmetics & Petit Vour June 2015 Review

To begin, I just want to say THANK YOU to the people reading this. Yesterday, I received not one, but TWO, texts from dear friends. The first read: “Just read your blog, and while we both know I enjoy cheese far too much, I cannot wait to continue reading your vegan adventures! I’m 100% supportive of you …

#whyimveganwednesday

If you’ve ever spoken with a vegan, you probably noticed that we have the ability to outline, without difficulty, myriad reasons why we chose this lifestyle. This is because we get asked “why” all the time, mostly by unenthusiastic parties, and we’ve grown to wear our reasons as armor. Sometimes I can feel myself overwhelming an innocent person by going through my personal knockdown …