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

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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

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

marketing

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

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Yes, Vegan Junk Food Exists. No, Vegans Don’t Care If You Think It’s Healthy Or Not

Did you know that...vegans eat more than just salad?  Did you realize that...not all vegans care about eating healthy food all of the time?  Were you aware that...vegans do not care if you think the Impossible Whopper or Earth Balance or Daiya or Beyond Meat is unhealthy? Burger King's Impossible Whopper can be made vegan,… Continue reading Yes, Vegan Junk Food Exists. No, Vegans Don’t Care If You Think It’s Healthy Or Not

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LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

JUS by Julie is known for its cleanses full of blended smoothies and juices. If you work or go to school in Cedarhurst, NY, located on Nassau County’s South Shore, chances are you’ve been to JUS by Julie.  Physical locations of JUS by Julie are rare: there’s a couple in NYC, one in New Jersey,… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: JUS by Julie

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Vegan Vs. Plant-Based: What Label Should You Use for Your Business?

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?

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LI Vegan Adventures: An Introduction

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

Life

6 Vegan (Food) Products I’m Loving Right Now

I love food - don't you love food? Though I mostly eat homemade meals instead of reaching for something over processed (and usually expensive), I will admit to succumbing to the occasional vegan item I see in a store. Especially new items. If I see a vegan option that I've never heard of before or… Continue reading 6 Vegan (Food) Products I’m Loving Right Now

Literature

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

“Sister...all the trees of the world are like brothers and sisters.” Title: The Vegetarian Author: Han Kang Publication: 2007 Rating: 3/5 stars CW/TW: abuse, rape, sexual assault The Vegetarian by Han Kang is a relatively short read (the English edition clocks in at 188 pages), but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Originally published in 2007… Continue reading Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang