"They own themselves. They don't belong to you." Title: Xenogenesis/Lilith's BroodAuthor: Octavia E. ButlerPublication: 1987-89Rating: 3/5 stars (for the whole series)CW/TW: violence, child abuse, murder, rape Between the months of August and October, Vegan Book Club, an online community that gathers on Goodreads (and sometimes Instagram) to discuss, well, vegan books (duh), had been reading… Continue reading REVIEW: Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis Trilogy
I don’t go to a lot of events, but I had to make an exception for the Long Island Vegan Extravaganza that took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Green Street Food Truck was parked outside, which is where I got this smoothie: Strawberry Dream. I had seen so many of my fellow Long Island… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: Long Island Vegan Extravaganza
Vegan. Plant-based. Is there a difference? Why do so many brands (and people) try to distinguish themselves as one or the other? Does it really influence sales? In some ways, it absolutely does. Some non-vegans will never purchase a product explicitly referred to as “vegan,” while ethical vegans find “plant-based” to be less meaningful. So… Continue reading Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?
Need a reason to visit Nassau County’s South Shore? Located in Hewlett, NY, The Willow Cafe could (dare I say "should"?) be that reason. The Willow Cafe's lasagna, eaten while taking notes for Vegan Book Club. The Willow Cafe is Long Island’s newest all-vegan restaurant, having just opened in September. Despite being so new, it’s… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: The Willow Cafe
I wasn’t always vegan, and I didn’t always live on Long Island. In 2016, I lived in a small farm town, which was known for its Amish population and high school football team. Horse and buggies abounded, and “city folks” didn’t know they could pass the slow-movers on the road. Prior to venturing into veganism,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction
In 2019, let’s be honest: vegans are everywhere. We’re out in droves purchasing Burger King’s Impossible Whopper (no mayo, please!), we’re on the front lines marching for animal rights in New York City, we’re at the forefront of climate strikes. In some way,s “vegan” can still be a dirty word, but in others, it’s no… Continue reading “We’re in a Nut Cheese Renaissance”: What Other Shows Can Learn About Vegan Representation from NBC’s Superstore
“But, these days, fairy-tale endings come in all shapes and sizes. It’s okay for the princess to end up with the prince, it’s okay for her to end up with the footman, it’s okay for her to end up on her own. It’s also okay for her to end up with another princess, or with… Continue reading Book Review: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood