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Becoming Radiant: A True Story

by Ashley Chong

Instead of following advice from doctors, who were telling her to restrict calories, eat meat, and to take a popular weight-loss drug called phentermine, Ashley Chong did the exact opposite. She went 100% raw vegan overnight and it changed her life. She ended up losing about 125lbs in little less than a year. Read more to find out more about Ashley’s amazing vegan transformation.

 

Veganism as a Vocation

by Robin Ridley

Can you do what you love for a living? Is it possible to “veganize” your vocation? An accomplished graphic designer and wordsmith answers these questions and talks about finding the road to success while building the vegan business of her dreams.

 

Excerpts from “Why I Will ALWAYS be Vegan: Over 70 Short Essays from Around the World”

by Butterflies Katz

After seeing one too many posts from “ex-vegans,” Butterflies Katz decided to host a worldwide short essay contest titled: “Why You Will Always Be Vegan.” Many hundreds of essays came pouring in from around the world. Over 50 winners received a gift that was offered by participating vegan businesses. After reading through the first 30 winners one night she realized that the essays could all be compiled into one inspirational book. Recently released as an Amazon.com eBook, this outstanding compilation of short essays from many regions around globe is dedicated to the preservation of what it means to be vegan.

 

Interview with Cowspiracy’s Kip Andersen: “A Movement Already Has Begun”

by VeganPublishers

The buzzed-about documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” which takes an unflinching look at the devastating global impacts of rearing animals for food and the many environmental organizations not addressing this issue, has been making a huge impact in the vegan community and beyond. Vegan Publishers’ own Lorelei Plotczyk interviewed director Kip Andersen via Skype about the controversy surrounding the film, what “the v-word” means to him, and why he anticipates big things for the movie – and the entire vegan movement – in 2015. Check it out!

 

The Superdrink Handbook for Kids!

by Ellie Bedford

Today, Elena Bedford, author of the newly released Superdrink Handbook for Kids, is here to tell us what inspired her to create the book and shows us how getting kids to enjoy healthy foods can be both fun and easy! You won’t want to miss the free recipe for “Nicey Spicey Hot Chocolate” either.

 

Through the Magnifying Glass

by Helen Peppe

Helen Peppe, author of the poignant vegan-themed memoir “Pigs Can’t Swim” responds to her critics and discusses how difficult it was for her to grow up on a farm and watch her friends be eaten and taken to slaughter. As the only vegetarian and youngest daughter in a large family, Helen’s memoir describes her coming-of-age struggles in a time when being vegetarian was unheard of.

 

Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals

by Sybil Severin

Today we welcome Sybil Severin, author of the newly released Vegan Publisher’s children’s book “Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals.” Severin talks about her inspiration for the story and the importance of producing vegan-themed children’s books.

 

Does This Dog Make Me Look Racist?

by Christopher Sebastian

For this week’s blog, Vegan Publishers’ staff writer Christopher-Sebastian delves into the ethical issues surrounding the breeding of dogs for particular aesthetic traits, and talks about the connection between breed and race. Whether you are a human animal or a non-human animal, “putting someone into a box based on what we believe to be true of others who share some physical features does that individual a harm.”

 

Food Yoga

by Paul Rodney Turner

Today we bring you a blog post from Paul Rodney Turner, the International Director of Food for Life and the Founder of Food for Life Global, the world’s largest vegan food relief. At the age of 19, Paul left home to live a reclusive life in Sydney’s Blue Mountains as a Vaisnava monk with other spiritual seekers and took a vow of celibacy for 14 years! His unique life experience has inspired his writing and given him an interesting perspective on the relationship between food, love, spirituality and life.

 

Jo-Anne McArthur

by VeganPublishers

For today’s blog we catch up with Jo-Anne McArthur, subject of Canadian film maker Liz Marshall’s celebrated documentary “The Ghosts In Our Machine” and author of the award-winning animal rights photo book “We Animals.”