Must-Watch Animal Rights Talks

Since becoming vegan, I’ve listened to many thought-provoking and poignant animal rights speeches on YouTube. But there are really only a handful that have stuck with me throughout the years and that I keep returning to to watch or listen to again and again. I know I’m not alone, because they’re some of the animal rights and vegan talks with the most views on YouTube. So what is it about these speeches in particular that …

More Must-Watch Documentaries

So many amazing documentaries are coming out all the time about vegan diets, animal welfare, and the environment. In my previous post about documentaries Must-Watch Documentaries, I listed some of the absolute must-see films about these topics.

However, there are many more documentaries that I consider to be essential viewing. So if you’ve watched Forks Over Knives, Eating, Earthlings, Blackfish, Conspiracy, etc. definitely move on to these ones. Several of these films got a …

Vegan Winter Fashion

Being vegan in our society is no easy task, given that almost every single sector in our economy relies on some form of animal exploitation. Of course, perhaps the greatest logistical challenge for vegans lies in finding dairy and meat-free food when the overwhelming majority of food in our culture is not vegan. But in my experience, finding vegan clothes can be even harder sometimes.

Winter is an especially tricky time fashion-wise for vegans, as …

Must-Watch Documentaries + Vegan Popcorn Recipe!

I first got into watching documentaries as a senior in college, when I was taking a course called American Independent Films. Every week our class would watch “indie films,” films outside the major film studio system that are either quirky, gritty, or deal with fringe topics that don’t normally get coverage in the mainstream media. As part of our course, we went to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah for 10 days. This was a …

A Vegan’s Take On Fishing

“Is it really a sport if you have all the equipment and your opponent doesn’t know a game is going on?” – Bill Maher

My thoughts about the two “sports” of fishing and hunting are basically the same. I believe that hunting and fishing are misguided efforts to connect with nature in ways that are actually destructive. For the purposes of this post, I’ll address more specifically my philosophy about fishing, as it’s far more …

Why I’m Vegan

Ignorance has prevailed so long only because people do not want to find out the truth

– Earthlings

Since I started this blog, I’ve kept the content mostly light and fun in order to show the possibilities that are open to us when we commit to living a vegan and green lifestyle. But there is a deeper, more urgent motivation underlying the posts that I write here – which is to communicate that what we …