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My Face Is On Fire

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My Face Is on Fire focuses on abolitionist vegan education, animal rights issues and the misrepresentation of veganism in pop culture or mainstream media.

  • Another Underhugged Non-Vegan Takes a Few Digs
    Oh, PeTA! Some fellow vegans and I were mocking PeTA yesterday. You know the old saying: Sometimes you either have to laugh or cry? Genuine and clear-thinking animal rights advocates know the harms... (...more)
    20 Mar 2014 at 9:09am       

  • Home as a Safe Zone
    Transition and Compromise Before learning about abolitionist animal rights, I spent many years as a vegetarian, slowly shuffling around animal products, but for the longest time with no actual end... (...more)
    18 Mar 2014 at 12:52pm       

  • Why Speciesism Should be Our Focus
    The Buzz There's been a lot of buzz this past week about an article by Victoria Dawson Hoff, published on Elle magazine's website. Hoff's article on Elle is called  "On Being a Vegan Who Wears... (...more)
    26 Feb 2014 at 1:50pm       

  • "Flexible" for Whom?
    A conversation with a new friend a few weeks ago led to her mentioning a vegetarian she knows. She suggested to me that she views vegetarianism in a more positive light because it is "more flexible"... (...more)
    29 Jan 2014 at 8:08am       

  • Sammy
    I think that it was the summer of 2000 that a young, muscular black cat became my close gardening companion. I knew that he came from the apartment above mine. It concerned me that he seemed to... (...more)
    3 Dec 2013 at 7:22pm       

  • So Al Gore Has Gone 'Something'?
    Who's Done What? Over the last 48 hours, I've seen excited status update after excited status update in my Facebook feed over the news leaked out that Al Gore may have gone vegan. What started it... (...more)
    28 Nov 2013 at 10:37pm       

  • On Ribbing
    It was around two months ago that I pulled up in front of my small local grocer's just as it was starting to sprinkle. I was on the way home from an hour-long bike ride on the dirt and gravel trails... (...more)
    7 Nov 2013 at 9:07am       

  • When ''Debunking'' Misconceptions Merely Reinforces Them
    It has been a while since I've cracked my knuckles and leaned over my keyboard to write. I have over a half-dozen pieces I've started over the last few months, but have been distracted by summer and... (...more)
    18 Sep 2013 at 1:42pm       

  • What This Vegan Eats
    It's been a while since I've splattered food photos all over the blog. Here are some of the things I've been whipping up over the last few months. Over the next few months, I hope to start work on... (...more)
    31 Jul 2013 at 11:21am       

  • Eat Your Icons: Matt Frazier
    I have a lot of vegan friends and acquaintances who have very well-established and well-enjoyed exercise routines and who get a thrill out of pushing themselves to be as fit as they can. They twist... (...more)
    17 Jul 2013 at 7:13pm       

  • Feeling the Love, Whole Foods Style
    Abby Bean from over yonder at A (soy) Bean shared a particularly well-captioned photo on Facebook this morning that left me slowly shaking my head. "Now they're just purposely being antagonistic,"... (...more)
    11 Jul 2013 at 6:22am       

  • Finally: Abolitionist Animal Rights at AR2013
    Gary L. Francione (to the right) addresses the crowd during his debate with Bruce Friedrich.(Photo sourced from FARM's Facebook page.)(The following is a guest post by New York City vegan and... (...more)
    6 Jul 2013 at 8:44pm       

  • Ethical Purchasing Are The Boundaries Being Confused?
    (The following is a guest post from Grumpy Old Vegan. I approached him yesterday about elaborating upon a few posts he's recently made on his Facebook page concerning boycott campaigns being mounted... (...more)
    30 Jun 2013 at 12:04pm       

  • Hey Vegan, Can't You Take a Joke?
    And so, yet another non-vegan has weighed in on what is or isn't proper behaviour for vegans. A few days ago in her "Plant Strong Diva in Chicago" column on Chicago Now's website, Ashley Gilday... (...more)
    27 Jun 2013 at 11:12am       

  • When Non-Vegans Write About Veganism, Revisited
    It is becoming more normal than not, isn't it? Non-vegans are all over mainstream media talking about their on/off again or temporary plant-only diets and then weighing in on "how to go vegan" or on... (...more)
    21 Jun 2013 at 9:57am       

  • "Sender" Responds
    Twitterspat So a few weeks ago, I noticed on Twitter that someone with the handle "95PercentVegan" was following me. I was sitting at the coffee shop and rolled my eyes a little thinking "not... (...more)
    12 Jun 2013 at 12:15pm       

  • Substitutes: Mayo
    Mayo and Me I was a kid raised on Miracle Whip. It fit in well alongside the Kraft processed cheese slices, canned Kam luncheon meat, white bread and Tang orange drink that were also... (...more)
    27 May 2013 at 9:47pm       

  • On Moving Forward
    To my fellow abolitionist advocates: "Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.But silence is impossible.Silence screams.Silence is a message,just as doing nothing is an act." - Leonard... (...more)
    15 May 2013 at 12:05pm       

  • On Sentience and Kinship
    D.C., a vegan and former animal rights blogger once wrote: "I am vegan for precisely the same set of reasons I am not a cannibal." Most who would hear this would think that it sounds outrageous. How... (...more)
    8 May 2013 at 8:30pm       

  • Minou!
    Goofing around like a couple of old pals.It's hard to believe that it was a little over a whole month ago that I met Eli and that in his quiet and subtle way, he charmed his way into my heart. Eli... (...more)
    5 May 2013 at 7:11pm       

  • Rory Freedman's "Beg"
    Caveat Lector A little over a month ago, I received a press release about Rory Freedman's soon-to-be-published book Beg. A review copy was offered up and as much as the book's description intrigued... (...more)
    1 May 2013 at 8:57pm       

  • Vegan Challenges
    No, this is not a piece about what a challenge it is to be vegan. Don't get me wrong: Although I think that shuffling ingredients out of your diet and rejecting various other forms of use is actually... (...more)
    23 Apr 2013 at 10:03am       

  • Humdrum Tantrums
    It's telling when the best thing a writer for an online meat industry magazine can muster up for a piece is one big fallacious anti-vegan tirade. An unspectacular example of this can be found in an... (...more)
    17 Apr 2013 at 7:45am       

  • Hope Is an Obstacle
    It was almost five years ago that I first picked up a copy of Thich Nhat Hanh's Peace Is Every Step. I remember loving the book then and I pick it from time to time now to leaf through it, re-reading... (...more)
    14 Apr 2013 at 5:47pm       

  • Eli
    ?? ??On a mild Saturday afternoon a week and a half ago, I hopped into a cab to go meet Eli. I was actually a little nervous. I had called the shelter after first spying him on its website.... (...more)
    12 Apr 2013 at 6:07am       

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