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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.

  • I Love Vegan Food Bloggers
    I Love Vegan Food Bloggers, Yes I Do! I love (love, love, love!) vegan food bloggers. I appreciate and respect folks who have the time, energy, creativity, knowledge and skill to concoct all kinds... (...more)
    20 Oct 2014 at 1:00pm       

  • On Sprinkles and Integrity
    I was flipping through my Facebook newsfeed a few days ago and noticed that my friend Denise had posted a couple of emails to a small vegan group to which we both belong. They concerned Vegan Treats.... (...more)
    24 Sep 2014 at 12:08pm       

  • The Great Divide
    I was talking to a new local vegetarian friend and we were discussing restaurants we'd visited in other cities. I mentioned that I'd love to see a vegan restaurant open up here, in our shared city. ... (...more)
    10 Sep 2014 at 1:39pm       

  • Why I Obsess over Veganism
    A vegan messaged me this morning to say that she thinks that by "obsessing over veganism", abolitionists are apparently doing animals a "disservice". She asserted (the tired old): "Not everybody will... (...more)
    29 Jul 2014 at 8:00am       

  • On Speciesism and Token Gestures
    The bottom line is that for any animal advocacy to bring about meaningful long term change for the billions killed each and every year for human pleasure, it needs to address speciesism. Convincing... (...more)
    16 Jun 2014 at 1:10pm       

  • Time Magazine Takes the Low Road
    I missed this article by Jeffrey Kluger a few weeks ago. I figure that it's because the writing at Time Magazine has been generally unimpressive over the years and that even if the piece had shown up... (...more)
    4 Jun 2014 at 8:07am       

  • Foer and Chipotle Partner to Make Eating Animals a More Pleasurable Experience
    It's been a while since I've thought of Jonathan Safran Foer. He last came up in a discussion a few years ago when I had been corresponding about animal ethics with a Jewish cultural anthropologist.... (...more)
    23 May 2014 at 12:32pm       

  • I Am Not a Vegetarian
    I remember with perfect clarity the day it finally clicked for me just how completely meaningless the word "vegetarian" is. It was around six years ago and a friend and I had decided to have a bite... (...more)
    12 May 2014 at 7:26am       

  • 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       

  • @MFIoFV's Latest Tweets

    • @CityFredGov What's the point of having Sunday shopping if there's no public transit on Sundays? How do those with less get to work? 1 days 7 hrs ago
    • RT @notpeterw: It's A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown via @youtube 1 days 11 hrs ago
    • @vk922 Coolness is subjective. :-D 1 days 11 hrs ago
    • @vxgxn Thanks!! 1 days 11 hrs ago
    • @_emmeke_ That's what it seems like to me most often, too. 1 days 22 hrs ago
    • Do people still actually talk to each other on Twitter? 2 days 1 hrs ago
    • @vegan_sarnie See, that's just being assholish. 5 days 2 hrs ago
    • @vegcornwall @Veganfo Exactly. 6 days 12 hrs ago
    • @flower_chiId You "care" about the animals you eat? I hope you don't "care" the same way about your human family. Might wanna warn them. 7 days 2 hrs ago
    • It's sad that the most witty defense a handful threw at me today to justify their so-called "love" for other animals was "they're tasty". 7 days 7 hrs ago
    • @puchaczx Exactly. Even bullies and abusers have people they legitimately love. It doesn't make it right for them to bully or abuse others. 7 days 10 hrs ago
    • @deconstruct_ion Wow! What an original and insightful burn that was! Such a smarty-pants. 7 days 10 hrs ago
    • @philip_ciwf We somehow needed "proof" that other animals have personalities? 11 days 10 hrs ago
    • RT @philo_quotes: « Wisdom is learning what to overlook. » William James 11 days 11 hrs ago
    • RT @nybooks: David Lynch's Bad Thoughts: J. Hoberman on a retrospective of the director's paintings, drawings, and other art' 11 days 11 hrs ago
    • RT @openculture: Digital Dostoevsky: Download Free eBooks & AudioBooks of the Russian Novelist's Major Works http://' 11 days 11 hrs ago
    • RT @Cadryskitchen: Giveaway on Cadry's Kitchen today for this wonderful necklace by @crobinsondesign! I love her' 20 days 14 hrs ago
    • @CityFredGov Is there regular garbage pick up tomorrow morning? 25 days 5 hrs ago
    • @CoryBooker So are you just adopting a plant-based diet until the end of the year? (Veganism includes avoiding other forms of animal use.) 26 days 12 hrs ago
    • @FieldRoast That's too bad. :-( 31 days 7 hrs ago
    • @FieldRoast Will the Chao cheese slices be available in Canada? 31 days 7 hrs ago
    • RT @VeganYackAttack: Smoked Coconut Gouda! Vegan, melty and delicious!! 31 days 7 hrs ago
    • @CBCNB It would be helpful if the article mentioned on which day of the week the incident happened. 31 days 8 hrs ago
    • RT @omglifehacks: Writing something out is equivalent to reading it 7 times; a good tip to know when studying. 38 days 9 hrs ago
    • RT @HappyCow: #WIN one of TEN copies of The HappyCow Cookbook! Enter here >> #giveaway #vegan #win' 40 days 9 hrs ago
    • @DailyGleaner Shame on Brunswick News for monopolizing print media in NB and them.sticking its sites behind a paywall. Grateful for @CBCNB. 40 days 9 hrs ago
    • @DrBrianMay Are you vegan? I had no idea. 40 days 10 hrs ago
    • RT @Lit_Books: Allen Ginsberg's annotated copy of T.S.Eliot's 'The Waste Land' - from Houghton Library, Harvard University*' 40 days 11 hrs ago
    • Some environmentalists would argue against wearing a synthetic belt in lieu of leather, or in favour of zoo "conservation" projects. 40 days 11 hrs ago
    • It's great that Hedges has decided to stop eating them. But what about wearing leather/wool, avoiding animal testing, going to the zoo? 40 days 11 hrs ago

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