This morning started off with quite the drama. I woke up and went out into the common area. I saw the hostel monkey (the owner rescued her and takes care of her) running around, but I wasn’t sure if this was a normal thing since I had only spent one night here. The cleaning lady … More 3/20/18: Attacked By A Monkey
As I approach the one-year mark of my switch from omnivore to herbivore, I’ve been thinking about how my attitudes and feelings toward veganism have transformed over this past year. I started as ‘the perfect vegan,’ then went through a ‘skeptic vegan’ phase (I wrote about this in a past blog post), and now I … More Why I’m Letting Go of the Vegan Label
I’ve been boycotting animal products for almost a year now, and while it’s been rewarding, it’s also been a rollercoaster ride of internal dilemmas. It turns out being vegan means more than replacing your brie with Daiya and your chicken nuggets with Gardein chick’n. If I kill a cockroach, am I contradicting myself? Am I … More Reconsidering Veganism As A Passive Movement
I recently finished reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan, which was an enlightening book on the choices we face as a society that has just about anything we could want to eat at our fingertips. We have an abundance of food options; when we walk down the aisle of a supermarket, there is a … More How “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” Made Me Reconsider The Way We Eat
A week or so ago, I was at happy hour with my team from work. The group ordered some wings and fries, and my veganism was inevitably brought up when the wings arrived and a coworker offered me some. When I politely declined, explaining I don’t eat meat, he asked if I was vegetarian. After … More What Would Happen If Everyone Was Vegan?