18 May, 2012
Hello Veg Peeps!
My goal is to bring you a holistic life and style resource for vegan guys and gals, as well for those who are just interested in all things vegan! We all know that being vegan is more than just food. It’s about choosing cruelty-free: fashions, make-up, beauty products, books, movies, and many other staples of daily life, as best we can.
I am not the kind of vegan that makes too many presumptions when it comes to available products, which translates into my constant quest to discover and appreciate newly found vegan treasures! I want to make it easier for you to not only know what is out there, but also help you decipher and choose the best of the best! Years ago, vegans had limited choices, but there is now an abundance of options. Vegan consumers are now able to make greater demands on industry and have a stronger voice in the market.
In addition to my quest for new vegan products, I am also not easily satisfied with yesterday’s information, and in a society that is constantly questioning this lifestyle, we must stay abreast on new strategies, research, and data that supports the change we are trying to effect. My hope is that we can form a wide network of Veg Peeps and a space to critically analyze and discuss all things vegan! To the table, I am fortunate enough to bring a history of formal study at the graduate level in social justice, policy, planning, community organizing, and advocacy. I plan to use this as an aide when working toward obtaining a better understanding of the true impact of advocacy, as not all efforts are advancements forward. I hope to encourage veg peeps to make informed decisions about their advocacy efforts and avoid those efforts that only serve to confuse and distract from the true message of this very important social movement, which is the right of all animals to live as beings not commodities.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to help encourage new vegans, established vegans, and the veg-curious to get out there and start cooking!! The only way to truly fall in love with something is to bring it home and make it your own. This requires that you first understand your unique tastes through your own sampling and blending of flavors and textures, as things tend to change when you go vegan. My personal opinion is that the happiest people are those that cook, which also happens to make this voyage toward and through this lifestyle a lot more enjoyable!
At the end of the day, I want the components of this blog to be as informative and serious as it is fun and entertaining, because vegans, after all, are regular people, whom want to exercise all of their multifaceted dimensions. So if my ramblings, analyses, posts, and product updates can help to make this lifestyle a little more fun than that is exactly what we’re going to do!
Stay tuned, I have some great hauls, product reviews, recipes, news, advice, tips, and VeganLit discussions to share with you!
Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to reading your comments and hearing your feedback after all this is meant to support you! Please let me know what you’d like to feast on. You can reach me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, or Snail mail at:
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Tucson, AZ 85752