Literature

Authors, Your Vegan Characters Do Not Have to Be Stereotypes

Have you read a book (or watched a movie/show) lately that featured a vegan or vegetarian side character? Did you notice how they were characterized? Were they friendly? Or did they feel like an exaggerated version? Here’s the thing: vegans have a bad reputation. It’s sad, but it’s true. We’re obnoxious, we push our beliefs… Continue reading Authors, Your Vegan Characters Do Not Have to Be Stereotypes

Literature · Writing

READ VEGAN: A Zine For and By Vegan Readers

At Vegan Book Club, our unofficial motto is “read vegan.” That’s why I created the community anyway: to provide a space where plant-based bookworms from around the world could come together and read and discuss vegan-related and animal-friendly books (or anything else, really). Being vegan (or vegetarian, for that matter) isn’t as weird as it… Continue reading READ VEGAN: A Zine For and By Vegan Readers

food · LI Vegan Adventures · Life

LI Vegan Adventures: 5 Black-Owned Vegan-Friendly Spots on Long Island to Support

Vegan on Long Island and want to support some Black-owned businesses? You’re in luck! There are actually quite a few vegan-friendly spots you can order from if you’re feeling hungry and don’t feel like cooking at home. Here are a few across Nassau and Suffolk County if you want some good grub! Real Veggie Cafe… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: 5 Black-Owned Vegan-Friendly Spots on Long Island to Support

Life

Your Bigotry Has No Place in the Vegan Movement

Veganism seeks to end oppression. Full-stop. Being vegan means you reject the injustice and inhumane treatment directed at animals. So ask yourself: do you reject the same injustice and inhumane treatment directed at people of color? If you do not, you have some serious reflection to do. Following the death of George Floyd, just one… Continue reading Your Bigotry Has No Place in the Vegan Movement

Music

VEG*N ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Hyphen Discusses Veganism and Music

Who's your favorite vegan or vegetarian singer? Apart from, say, Miley Cyrus or Billie Eilish, can you really name that many more? Because veganism isn't as mainstream as it could be, you might struggle to find veg*n representation in mainstream media, whether it's music, film, television, etc. But if you look elsewhere, you just might… Continue reading VEG*N ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Hyphen Discusses Veganism and Music

food · LI Vegan Adventures

LI Vegan Adventures: Vegan-Friendly Eats on Long Island During the Pandemic

As COVID-19 rocks the world, we are, unfortunately, seeing a plethora of small businesses being forced to close their doors, some permanently and others temporarily. This, of course, includes vegan businesses, and Long Island is no exception. From restaurants to salons, if you follow some of them on Instagram, you've probably come across several posts… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: Vegan-Friendly Eats on Long Island During the Pandemic

marketing

Helping Your Vegan Business Survive in Uncertain Times: A Brief Guide to Effective Communication

I hesitated with this post, not wanting to feel slimy after seeing firsthand some companies/people talking about what an amazing opportunity this pandemic is for what they provide (yuck), but, at the same time, I felt this topic was important. In general, vegan businesses are hard to come by, and I think I speak on… Continue reading Helping Your Vegan Business Survive in Uncertain Times: A Brief Guide to Effective Communication

Life

Tips for Self-Care (+ Some Vegan Recommendations)

We all need a little self-care sometimes, especially during times of trouble. In light of all that is happening in the world right now, we need to think about both our physical and mental health. It's not always easy - we're so used to just powering through and letting our own well-being fall to the… Continue reading Tips for Self-Care (+ Some Vegan Recommendations)

Literature

REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

"What is so special about the form of consciousness that we recognize that makes killing a bearer of it a crime while killing an animal goes unpunished?" Title: Elizabeth CostelloAuthor: J.M. CoetzeePublication: 2003Rating: 2/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan Book Club‘s January 2020 group read Elizabeth Costello. Writer. Vegetarian. Mother. Grandmother. Sister. These are the titles that are arguably… Continue reading REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

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5 Social Media Tips for Your Vegan Business

Much like all human beings, I am multifaceted and can be characterized by numerous things. I’m a writer, a vegan, and a millennial, to name a few. Combining these three things means I’m on social media, particularly Instagram, a lot. I follow other vegans and vegan businesses (publications, restaurants, etc.) and, for the most part,… Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips for Your Vegan Business

Literature

REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel

“Like any other person, Léa had her own strengths, a potential that she alone could tap into, the ability to create something unique, even if on a modest scale, and nobody on earth would detract her from this goal.” Title: The Green and the RedAuthor: Armand Chauvel; Elisabeth Lyman (translator)Publication: 2014Rating: 2.5/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan… Continue reading REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel

Literature

Anne Brontë and How She Taught Me to be a Better Feminist, Vegan, and Overall Advocate

Anne Bronte taught me how to be a good person. It sounds bizarre. After all, what could a 21st-century woman learn from a 19th-century author? But it’s true. And the answer to that question? A lot. In 2015, I was in my sophomore year of college. At the time, I was taking a course all… Continue reading Anne Brontë and How She Taught Me to be a Better Feminist, Vegan, and Overall Advocate