Don’t Say Vegan Three Times Or…

Vegan is an ambiguous title, simultaneously self-proclaimed and/or socially inscribed. Jonathan Safran Foer has actually commented that the word does a disservice. At its base, like vegetarian, it means refraining from the consumption of animals (yes, including fish and insects). However, consumption goes beyond to include the eating and use of animal products. Its step beyond can leave a sour taste in some mouths, thanks to two parts our culture’s general bias/misconceptions/ignorance and correlation to militancy and/or activism. I’m guilty; I never wanted to be thought of as vegan…”They crazy.” An organizer of a growing veg fest once told me … Continue reading Don’t Say Vegan Three Times Or…