Are your words working against you? As activists, our language choices can be our greatest asset, or our most self-defeating liability. When we’re mindful of who we’re trying to reach, the effectiveness and integrity of our message increases exponentially.
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At the depths of it, the reason most people won’t go vegan is the same reason that vegans can’t understand why most people won’t go vegan. This is a call for accountability and awakening for those of us who believe ourselves to be responsible and aware.
Are you advocating cruelty in your vegan activism and outreach? When we offer "humane" alternatives or "Meatless Mondays," we're doing a disservice to non-vegans. We're deciding for them that they can't handle the full truth.
This was when my words failed me. When my speech fell apart before my eyes. This is me—raw and unscripted. Effective activism does not require elegance. Compassion does not require a college degree. The animals need every voice.
Learning how to talk about veganism is often more challenging than going vegan. How do you talk to non-vegans about important issues in an approachable way? How do you help people make the connection?
This is a message to everyone trying to make a difference for the animals, the planet, and our society. To every activist out there fighting this fight every day and wondering if they’re making an impact. It’s a message I believe we all—myself very much included—need to hear.
Despite growing public awareness and concern over how animals are treated in our food industry, vegans are still not well-received by the general public. Discover what research reveals about why people hate vegans. The reasons may not be what you expect!
How do you know someone's vegan? You probably won't! Find out why many vegans hide their veganism and how their silence harms all of us. And the potential solution may not be what you’d expect. Essentially, we need to evolve towards a world without vegans.
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How do you know someone’s vegan? You probably won’t! Find out why many vegans hide their veganism and how their silence harms all of us. And the potential solution may not be what you’d expect. Essentially, we need to evolve towards a world without vegans.Read more about Why Vegans WON’T Tell You They’re Vegan: The Other Side of Vegan Stigma
Despite growing public awareness and concern over how animals are treated in our food industry, vegans are still not well-received by the general public. Discover what research reveals about why people hate vegans. The reasons may not be what you expect!Read more about The Science of Why People Hate Vegans
This captivating interview explores society’s detachment towards animals and the cost of selectively severing our empathy. Philosopher John Sanbonmatsu draws thought-provoking parallels between our treatment of animals and psychopathy, highlighting the transformative power of reconnecting with empathy.Read more about The “Psychopathy” of Eating Meat | Interview with Philosopher John Sanbonmatsu
Not to toot my own horn, but this video is legitimately hilarious. I respond to some of the weirder vegan hate comments I’ve received. (And hey, if it doesn’t make you laugh, feel free to leave me a hate comment of your own!)Read more about Responding to Weird Vegan Hate Comments
How can a highly intelligent person—who appears to have made a real ethical connection to the tenets of veganism—ever go back to consuming animals? What shifts in their intellect? Let’s explore how and why smart people can think their way out of veganism.Read more about How Smart People Think Their Way Out of Veganism
Does the claim that veganism can solve world hunger ignore the complexity of food insecurity? Why is hunger on the rise even though we have more than enough food? Find out where our food is going and get an honest answer to world hunger.Read more about Can Veganism Solve World Hunger? An Honest Answer