Bite Size Vegan was founded by Emily Moran Barwick on the belief that everyone deserves access to solid, factual information on issues impacting their health, our planet, society, and the lives of other sentient beings. The website, videos, resources and speeches serve to provide this access in formats tailored to modern methods of information consumption—digestible and approachable, yet backed by rigorous research.
Emily created Bite Size Vegan to serve as an “entry point” for non-vegans to explore veganism in an approachable, non-threatening environment—distilling down complex concepts into accessible formats while providing cited sources for total transparency and to allow further independent research and evaluation.
Simultaneously, Bite Size Vegan serves as a source of teaching tools for current vegans and advocates, providing them with reliable “go to” resources to use in their own advocacy, allowing them to focus more time on outreach.
By taking on the ample time requirements of researching the myriad of issues inherent within and surrounding veganism, as well as sorting through the ever-growing mountains of information, Bite Size Vegan’s founder, Emily Moran Barwick, aims to increase both the accessibility of veganism for non-vegans, and the efficiency and effectiveness of current vegans’ advocacy.
Believing in the power of an informed public, Emily provides free, open-access to right-to-know information in a digestible format. Bite Size Vegan fills a unique space in vegan education & advocacy by bringing together the accessibility of engaging social-media content with the integrity and depth of research-backed, transparently-cited educational information.
By helping people make the connection that veganism—far from an extreme way of life—is simply aligning our actions with the values we already have, Bite Size Vegan strives to end the pervasive exploitation of non-human animals.
Emily Moran Barwick was born with a fierce sense of justice. Whether authoring essays on the experiences of children in the foster care system at age six, or educating door-to-door about endangered species at age seven, Emily’s advocacy took root at a very early age.
After completing her Masters of Fine Arts, Emily founded Bite Size Vegan, while also starting down the path of medical school. In an uncharacteristic move, Emily decided to throw herself full time into Bite Size Vegan, despite being rather terrified of technology and having no experience with video creation or social media.
Driven by passion, conviction, and no small amount of inhuman Autistic intensity, Emily took on the research, writing, filming, animating, editing, website development, nonprofit accounting, social media management, and myriad other simultaneous responsibilities of single-handedly running Bite Size Vegan.
As an Autistic (with ADHD booster pack), communication has never come easily for Emily, but she credits her Autism for her deep and empathetic connection with non-human animals, and believes that by seeing the world differently, she’s better able to help others begin to think differently.
Emily has delivered speeches around the United States and internationally, including the UK, Portugal, and Ireland, tailoring each talk to her specific audience and their cultural considerations. Her art, advocacy, and writing have received national news coverage and her educational videos for Bite Size Vegan have been used in University classrooms around the world.
There is an ever-increasing amount of information available about veganism. However, assessing what’s misinformation, disinformation, and finding solid, primary, reliable sources in all of the “noise” is overwhelming to say the least!
In addition, for many individuals, the concept of veganism often carries a “charge”, sparking defensiveness and resistance. This is perpetuated and exacerbated by a multitude of incomplete, conflicting, confusing or just plain nonfactual information. Even those interested in making a change are often left overwhelmed with where to start.
Bite Size Vegan makes it simple, accessible, and approachable. From thoroughly researched academic reports, to engaging videos for kids, to moving mini-documentary style videos, Bite Size Vegan provides a wide range of educational approaches for various learning styles, and emphasizes the diversity of veganism—because it’s not about changing who you are, just what you do in relation to non-human animals.
Bite Size Vegan Mailing Address:
450 Hwy 1 West 158
Iowa City, IA 52246 USA