New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

So last night I watched the Disney movie Moana with my family. I know I’m a bit late to the party but hey, I eventually got to it. Now, I’m not a fan of Disney as a whole. I think the company is shady, they eat up independent media, and commoditize everything.  But since the… Continue reading New Men For A New Age: The Character Quietly Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Thanksgiving Difficulties For Vegans

Thanksgiving is a stressful time for most people. You have family visiting, everyone trying to be in the kitchen at the same time, and you try to avoid subjects of conflict such as the recent election. For myself and, I’m going to go out on a limb and say, for most vegans, this time is… Continue reading Thanksgiving Difficulties For Vegans

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Vegans and Zoos: a complicated relationship My mom, though not vegan, raised me with a love and respect for animals. She studied Zoology and Biology in college, and made sure that we always had animals around the house growing up. She taught me and my sister a great deal about animals, and to do this,… Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

The Trials and Tribulations of an Introverted Hostess

I’m going to start off by saying that I love my family. I’m fortunate enough to have a people related to me that are kind, courteous and thoughtful. I am friends with my parents and sister, and have close relationships with much of my extended family. My grandparents, my sister and her husband-to-be, all came… Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of an Introverted Hostess

The Anticlimactic Ends to Compulsory Education

I recently graduated from high school. My grandparents and M & W came down for the ceremony and we had a great time.  But everyone making this big fuss really made me think. I get everyone’s desire to make a big deal over this, “I’m done with high school, yay!”, but I really don’t have… Continue reading The Anticlimactic Ends to Compulsory Education

Ordering Vegan Food At A Non-Vegan Restaurant

My parents and I recently went out to dinner for Mother’s day at a the Green Valley Grill, at the O.Henry hotel, non-vegan restaurant. I don’t like eating out. I would much rather make a nice meal at home than eat out any day. One of the main reasons for this is that I have a very… Continue reading Ordering Vegan Food At A Non-Vegan Restaurant

finger collars and individual choices

We got the pleasant news recently that my sister M is getting married to her boyfriend W. This wasn’t entirely unexpected, but sooner than we would’ve thought. They’ve only been dating for a year. However they have such an easy-going loving relationship, it’s not that surprising that they’ve gone ahead and decided to make it permanent.… Continue reading finger collars and individual choices