My Story- Part 1: Girlhood, Interrupted

TW: child abuse mentions You ever hear someone defend corporal punishment with asinine comments like "I was spanked as a child and I turned out fine!" Or defend their parents' shaming, belittling and yelling at them as children with asinine comments like "Kids today are too soft! My parents were hard on me and I … Continue reading My Story- Part 1: Girlhood, Interrupted

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The Gender Politics of Being Veg (the latest from my YouTube channel)

Acknowledging Anger as a Part of my Healing Process

Being angry is just as valid as being joyful or sad, and acknowledging, and moreover expressing anger is a vitally important part of self-care.  

Vegan Gains needs to STOP (or: Why I Don’t Debate Veganism)

Disclaimer: While I recognize that ethical veganism recognizes that other-than-human animals are not ours to exploit for any purpose, I'm going to be talking solely about "food veganism" here, as that's what's being discussed in these videos. TW: YouTube comment that contains mild sexual harassment. Recently, in my occasional forays into the jungles of the … Continue reading Vegan Gains needs to STOP (or: Why I Don’t Debate Veganism)

16 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

Hello, all you beautiful beings! I know it's been a while, and I had considered parlaying this list into a video. However, since I'd already typed it out and I've been kind of neglecting my blog here, I figured posting it here is a great plan. Today is my 30th birthday. I've had a few … Continue reading 16 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

A List of (Some) Things that Don’t Make You Less of a Vegan

Eating cooked food before 4pm. Eating fruit after dinner. Cooking with oil and/or salt. Not liking bananas. Preferring vegetables over fruits. Not riding a bike. Not working out. Taking medications that you need to stay healthy. Vaccinating your kids/animals. Being pro-GMO. Eating palm oil. Being fat. Being skinny. Being muscular. Eating more calories from protein … Continue reading A List of (Some) Things that Don’t Make You Less of a Vegan

REAL TALK: What Black People Really Think About Mental Health [VIDEO] — BlackDoctor

Reblogged from BlackDoctor.org. I will likely make a video specifically about this issue on my YouTube channel. I did mention my struggles with depression and anxiety in my ableism/pseudoscience video, and I feel I should talk specifically about the mental illness stigma as it exists in the black community, at least in the United States. … Continue reading REAL TALK: What Black People Really Think About Mental Health [VIDEO] — BlackDoctor