Thanks for visiting my blog. I started The Vegan Vine in 2008 because I wanted an outlet to express myself and address issues from an ethical vegan's point of view. I also sought to counter the bias and speciesism in mainstream media. A majority of vegan blogs are food related and while I like trying new recipes, I wanted to be challenged and to challenge others on activism and social issues, so I created the blog I needed to read. As my blog has developed and evolved, so have I and my writing.

Some words that best describe me: minimalist, activist, environmentalist, and anti-capitalist. Veganism and nonhuman rights advocacy rightfully pertain to every aspect of my life, not just food.

I enjoy reading, writing, studying history, and watching football and baseball. I continually strive to practice MOGO living (Most Good, Least Harm) and limit my impact on the natural world.

I earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers University and completed a graduate teaching program for secondary social studies at Arcadia University. I am also a certified Sustainable Building Advisor and LEED Green Associate.

My reporting and commentary have been featured in Food for Thought, the Princeton Packet, Bastard Nation, and the Intelligencer.

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