10 Questions, Foodie Edition, with Allison Rivers Samson
Whether we believe we're beautiful or
unattractive, that we've got lots of opportunities or our best years
are in the past, it's up to us. In other words, if you have a pimple or
two, show up and be awesome with your pimple or two. If you don't have
flat abs, you are still allowed to live your life fully. If you have
some grey hairs, weird eyebrows, a scar on your mouth: this is still
it. Time isn't going to stop and wait for everything to line up
perfectly so you can pursue the life you want. There is no magic wand,
either, to make the vitriolic critics disappear so you’re going to have
to be stronger, bigger and bolder than they are - which you are -
simply evidenced by the fact that you are sticking your neck out and
they are the bitter ones spewing invective. You will still be hurt
because you are not a machine, you have feelings, but, speaking from
personal experience, over time it starts to hurt less and less and you
start to really understand how to differentiate the opinions that count
and the ones that simply don’t matter. Read more.
Meeting of the Trolls...
“Good morning, everyone. Today is the -
what is it? - 2031st meeting of the Alliance of the Hater Brigade.
Thanks for coming, everyone. I think we’re going to start our meeting
now.” Read the whole story
The Orthorexia Dilemma: Is Veganism an Eating Disorder?
anyone is empathetic to those struggling with eating disorders in our
society, I am. I know that particular hell personally because I have
walked it. I also understand the pressures to be thin, to meet
society’s expectations of what “hot” means, and I can plainly see what
a profoundly disturbed food culture we live in today. Shuffling popular
culture’s hateful messaging to and about women with incendiary
attitudes about food that border on the obsessive, many of us have the
perfect storm waiting to happen.
Read the whole story
The Top 20 Reasons Why a Vegan May Make the Best Roommate You’ll Ever Have...
about vegans? Don't worry, we don't bite (unless you're a vegetable).
More of us are pretty easy and fun to be around. In fact, a vegan might
be the best roommate you've ever had. Read
the whole story
2013, 2014, Vegan Street