I am a fat vegan. Yes, I am a fat vegan; we do exist. I’m not currently as fat as I was in college, partly because I gave up high fructose corn syrup-sweetened soda and living on avocado sushi and Taco Bell bean burritos sans cheese after I graduated. These changes helped me lose about … Continue reading The Politics of Being a Fat 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
Hello, all you beautiful beings! I was planning to make an upcoming video on this topic, but I've been thinking that it's too big a topic for that, so I'm going to write about it here. Namely, I wanted to address effective activism, and the question of whether or not it’s productive to have an “anything … Continue reading Thoughts on the YouTube Vegan Community, PETA, and “No Such Thing as Bad Press”…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGzKemjsHY Episode V! Here, I give a brief overview of intersectionality, and why I feel it's important in vegan advocacy. Enjoy!
Hello, all! A few days ago, I was perusing social media, when I came across a blog post talking about intersectionality and animal rights. Naturally, this piqued my curiosity, so I clicked the link and...was slightly disappointed. I'm not sure who the writer of this blog is, but they seem to misunderstand the actual purpose of intersectionality. … Continue reading Intersectionality Demands Moral Perfection?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYzos56nHdA Episode IV (I actually speak in this one)! Basically, I go over why speciesism is not the same as racism, sexism, and other systems of oppression within the human species, why it doesn't have to be (it still matters, and veganism is about justice), and the possible dangers of using rhetoric that suggests it … Continue reading Intersectionality and Veganism-Episode IV: Speciesism Does NOT = Racism/Sexism/etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6bthVc3p4Y Third episode! I certainly didn't create this series to bash anyone; this video is more a response to vegans saying it's "divisive" to for vegans to call out popular vegan speakers and YouTubers for saying racist, classist, misogynistic, ableist, and/or xenophobic things. If we don't call oppressive attitudes out when we see them, we're … Continue reading Intersectionality and Veganism- Episode III: Why Vegans Need to Check Each Other
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l9wSBEohA4 Episode II! I go over the problems with including fat-shaming/health-shaming in vegan advocacy. We don't need it, and it's not helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt77tALO73o This is the first video in my series about Intersectionality and Veganism. While I don't believe the ways in which female animals are subjugated are direct intersections to misogyny toward human women (because even that manifests in a variety of ways), I do think that it may be a reflection of misogyny within our … Continue reading Veganism and Intersectionality-Episode I: Veganism is a Feminist Issue