Veganism

Pledge to Go Veg: It’s VegWeek 2012 April 23rd-29th!

“There are 52 weeks in a year, so why not make at least one of them meat-free?” That’s the premise behind VegWeek, a “7-day celebration highlighting the many benefits of choosing vegetarian foods—for our health, the planet, and animals.” Started by Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization working to end animal abuse and … Continue reading

‘The Hunger Games’ Review in Conversation Part 1: Female Protagonists, Body Image, Disability, Whitewashing, Hunger & Food
Feminism / Films

‘The Hunger Games’ Review in Conversation Part 1: Female Protagonists, Body Image, Disability, Whitewashing, Hunger & Food

As I’ve written before, I love The Hunger Games, both the book and film adaptation. We desperately need more strong female protagonists like Katniss Everdeen on-screen. The riveting young adult series contains many complex social issues. But just because I enjoyed it, doesn’t mean the film didn’t suffer some problems. As we both love talking … Continue reading

Feminism / Food & Gender / Veganism

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: “Whose Food Justice? OUR Food Justice” Workshop

This post is part of the series of posts on CLPP’s 2012 Reproductive Justice Conference. Food justice is an integral aspect of social justice. Just as Katherine Cross in the Opening Plenary said, “A right is the recognition of your humanity.” Access to food – clean, fresh, organic, healthy, sustainable, and delicious – is a … Continue reading

Veganism

‘Our Hen House’ Contest: Why It’s Unethical to Eat Meat

Why is it unethical to eat meat? That’s the question posed by Our Hen House, one of my fave vegan animal rights blogs. Run by fabulous vegan lesbian feminists Jasmin Singer (I heard her speak at Vida Vegan Con…she’s seriously amazeballs!) and Mariann Sullivan, they’re sponsoring a contest: “Calling All Herbivores: Tell Us Why It’s … Continue reading

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’
TV / Veganism

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars’

Hey vegan cupcake lovers…oh, you know who you are! As I shared yesterday, Food Network aired a vegan bake-off on last night’s new episode of Cupcake Wars. Huzzah! Cupcake Wars has had 3 fabulous vegan contestants before: Chloe Coscarelli, Kim Garr of C’est La V, and Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery. But they’ve never … Continue reading

TV / Veganism

Vegan Cupcake Domination on Tonight’s Episode of ‘Cupcake Wars’ on the Food Network

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World –the infamous vegan baking tome by goddesses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero – prophesied a dessert revolution. Vegan bakeries, including NYC’s legendary BabyCakes, and vegan cupcake boutiques popped up all over the country. And TONIGHT (3/4) at 8pm, Food Network airs a brand new episode of Cupcake … Continue reading

Feminism / Veganism

6 Posts Tackling Toxic Beauty Norms, Diets & Body Image for “Healthy Weight Week”

Many women have unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. The media bombards us with images of thin, photoshopped bodies that transcend reality. We will never attain those unrealistic images we see on TV and in glossy magazines. Models don’t even look like that, every “flaw” airbrushed away. Yet we attack our bodies, often starving … Continue reading

Veganism

Get Your Veg On: 16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival!

In the Boston-area and looking for something fun, delicious and free to do? (Yes, I said free!) Then head on over to the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival! You all know I’m kind of obsessed with food. That’s why I love attending and checking out new food, restaurants, and products. This tasty yet informative event features … Continue reading