Food Justice: The Real Victims

NOTE: I originally wrote this piece while in college, after receiving numerous criticisms of the vegan advocacy and tabling I was doing on campus. The piece was published in The Grinnell Underground Magazine. Imagine this scenario: You suddenly find yourself transported to a time or place where public stonings are legal and are a socially accepted form of capital punishment…

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My Parents “Forced” Veganism On Me

NOTE: This piece was originally published on Ecorazzi on September 7th 2016 Recently, an Italian bill proposed jail time for parents irresponsibly imposing a vegan diet on their children. It has created a lot of buzz and discussion over whether vegan parents should be allowed to “force their values” on their children. A common theme in articles and commentary I have read…

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I Was Like Greta Thunberg

For all of you out there who are making fun of, and ridiculing Greta Thunberg as a brainwashed political operative of her parents — please stop. Let me tell you a story. I was very much like Greta. I understand where she comes from. When I was 7 years old I watched the film “The Blue Planet” which although mostly…

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