Concerned about animal suffering? Do something!

In the face of stories like the calf at auction from earlier this week, it can be easy to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the enormity of animal suffering in the world. To end the week on a positive note, I thought I’d compile some ideas for getting involved to help animals. Last weekend, Serenity […]

The Inconvenient Truth Behind Quinoa (Plus, Alternatives!)

A thank you to my friend Karen who shared this article yesterday from The Guardian, “Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa” by Joanna Blythman. I highly recommend reading the whole article, but in case you don’t have time, the gist of it is that our insatiable appetite for quinoa in the Global North […]

Raising Children and Animal Activism (Part Two)

Continuing the conversation about the choice to have children from Part One, I wanted to write a post specifically about having children and animal activism. I was at a NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) meeting this weekend and one of the speakers asked us to remember that we can all make an effort to be […]

Thoughts on Marriage & Childrearing (Part One)

When I was growing up, I always thought that someday I would get married and have kids. That’s what most people around me thought because that’s the dominant discourse we are exposed to—we grow up, go to college, get married, buy a house, have a child or two, raise them, send them to college and perpetuate the cycle. This is familiar, of […]

Carnism Action & Awareness Network

Two weeks into Peppermint Patties for Pigs Peace, we have raised $1076. That is amazing! Thank you all so much for your generosity. Pigs Peace is an extraordinary place and I hope that you will all be able to visit the pigs there someday. I would be so grateful if you would consider donating if you […]

Animal Rights 2012 Recap Part 1

No post for the last week! I have just had the most wonderful week away from my computer. It started out by flying into Baltimore. My sister Lucy picked me up from the airport early Tuesday morning. We spent all day Tuesday, Wednesday and some of Thursday hanging out and it was a blast. We […]

Will Potter in Portland, OR

I had the pleasure of going with Eric and my dad earlier this year to hear Will Potter speak at the lovely Elliott Bay Bookstore on Capital Hill in Seattle. The event at Elliott Bay was intimate and Potter was intelligent, thought-provoking and politically on point. Potter is a journalist whose latest book, Green is […]

Week in Review: Reflections on Veganism and Late Summer Fruit

This week in review seemed to be in part about reflecting on veganism–the health impacts for both humans and dogs, the way we negotiate this choice with the people around us, and how this choice may or may not be implemented at all. But this week was also about partaking in the joys of late summer fruit. […]