Why I Skipped Thanksgiving

I decided not to visit my family for Thanksgiving (or Christmas) this year. Ever since I started my transition to a vegan diet, almost 4 years ago, I have been struggling with backlash from family, friends, associates, doctors, nurses, babysitters, register clerks, librarians, random people at the park…. When I decided to go vegan, I… Read more »

Laboratory Rats

My Moral Epiphany

It’s October, 2009. Leaves flutter past scurrying students. I’m turning 21 soon and my thoughts usually dance in circles around myself. I am rushing, overwhelmed; a man interrupts my mission to nowhere with a humble smile. He asks if I would like a pamphlet, and hands one to me politely. I accept it because I… Read more »