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Gone Fax-Fishing!

Gone Faux-Fishing!
We're taking a break from a regular essay this week as we hit the road to purvey our wares and connect with a bunch if our co-conspiritors at the Animal Rights Conference in Washington DC.
If you're there, please drop by our table and say "hi".



10 Questions for The Vegan Peach, Ashley Leslie
10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar edition with YouTuber and blogger at TheVeganPeach.com Ashley Leslie
Ashley Leslie, a.k.a., The Vegan Peach, is a straight-talking, down-to-earth and unapologetic vegan activist who also happens to love herself some cruelty-free products, with an emphasis on body care products. Before I turn anywhere, I check out Vegan Peach and her videos to get a run-down on the companies I can trust with my money as well as other cruelty-free products.
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How to offend other vegans without really trying

How to offend other vegans without really trying
Today, having a front row seat to observing the superfluity of ways that people can get offended and pissed off about the most trivial of matters, I can see that I am doing pretty well with letting go of my need to please and I’m doing better all the time.
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10 Questions for The Abundance Diet author Somer McCowan
10 Questions: Vegan Foodie edition with blogger and author of The Abundance Diet Somer McCowan
Somer is a prolific food blogger at her popular website, Vedged Out, a talented recipe creator and an overall cheerleader for a healthy, happy vegan life of abundance. In fact, Somer’s new book, the excellent The Abundance Diet, takes her philosophy of attaining optimal health through the power of plant foods and extends it to a fantastic 28-day plan anyone can use, complete with shopping lists, a helpful glossary of ingredients, advice on cutting costs and, of course, her wonderful recipes. 
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The Difference Between Niceness and Kindness (and why being nice matters)

The difference between niceness and kindness (and why being nice still matters).
One’s kindness is driven by an internal compass and it is rooted in compassion without much concern about either admiration or condemnation. In other words, one’s kindness is inwardly rooted. Niceness, in stark contrast, is externally driven and approval seeking; a prevailing idea is that a “nice” person is more concerned with conforming to accepted social norms than coming from a place of genuine kindness.
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10 Questions with Local Hero Bonnie Goodman

10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar with Local Hero Bonnie Goodman
Bonnie is an ethical vegan in the town of Livingston, Montana, and she does her outreach – always infused with her playful sense of humor and welcoming spirit – in a community near Yellowstone National Park that is far from a vegan mecca. That hasn’t stopped her.
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On Honoring Where We Have Come From...
On Honoring Where We Have Come From and Being Excited about Where We Are Going
In her 30 years as a vegan, Lisa had seen veganism expand far beyond the fringes and be brought to a place at the table. She’d seen dairy-free ice creams dominate whole freezers at the grocery store and vegan cheeses finally begin to shed the shudder usually associated with them. She’d seen families raising vegan children and those children grow up to become articulate voices of compassion. She’d seen the rise of entrepreneurs, filmmakers, artists, educators, attorneys, food scientists, permaculturists, podcasters, chefs, designers and more – people coming from all backgrounds and disciplines – bringing their talents and skills to promoting vegan values and building on what was here before. This was what she loved. This infused her with excitement and optimism
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10 Questions for Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar with Farm Sanctuary's Gene Baur
Finding and rescuing a dying sheep named Hilda prompted Gene to co-found Farm Sanctuary in 1986, and, with it, he became an inspiration for and trailblazer of the farmed animal sanctuary movement. For this and more, Gene Baur is a vegan rockstar to know.
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Why Sanctuaries Matter



10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar with Kristin Lajeunesse



Ten Signs that You’re Grasping at Straws When Arguing with a Vegan…



10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition with The Meaty Truth co-author Amy-Lee Goodman



How to Honor All Mothers...



10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition with Main Street Vegan Victoria Moran



The trouble is, you think you have time.



10 Questions: Vegan Foodie Edition with Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Bakery



Patriarchy and Eating Animals: Why Violence has No Place in the Vegan Movement



10 Questions for the director of Free From Harm Robert Grillo



13 Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Vegetarian



10 Questions for the Commander-In-Chief of the Girlie Girl Army, Chloé Jo Davis



Vegan Snark Attack!



10 Questions for cooking instructor and cookbook author Jennifer Cornbleet



Knock a leg from the meat industry's tripod



10 Questions: Vegan Foodie Edition for PhD and Cookbook Author Ricki Heller



Against Non-Human Animals: How Language Shapes Our Worlview



10 Questions for the Vegan RD, Ginny Messina


20 Years Vegan: How to Age Without Regret



10 Questions: Vegan Rockstar Edition with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau



How to go vegan without really trying



10 Questions for Bite Size Vegan founder Emily Moran Barwick



Introducing Do Good & Be Seen in 2015



10 Questions for journalist and author Mark Hawthrone



The Disgruntled Alphabet 2014



10 Questions for vegan mom and TV star Mayim Bialik


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