I have always considered myself a good person but never before going vegan did I really get involved in thinking about or fighting for social justice. Becoming vegan has opened my mind to thinking about the entire world differently – often from the perspective of the oppressed. I believe it has made me a betterContinue reading “Veganism is a Gateway Drug”
A friend of mine is doing a grad school assignment on women in improv, and she asked me to share my thoughts. I figured it might also be interesting to share with all of you and see what you think as well. Here they are:
Lately I’ve been asking myself (and others) a lot of questions about social change: Why does it take so long? Can big changes be made, or does it always have to be incremental? Should we compromise our values to meet people where they are? If we believe animals should be free to live without beingContinue reading “Hypocrisy as Effective Advocacy?”
Since I moved to Denver in August, I’ve wanted to be a person who bikes to work. I’m lucky enough to work only two and a half miles from my house, but I’ve only biked to work twice. Twice! You see, I am incredibly talented at making up excuses. It’s too cold. My tires needContinue reading “Fifty Bucks and a Backpack”
A teaching artist who uses hip-hop to engage students. A political science major who runs a chess organization. An independent media star who aims to change the world for animals. It seems that everywhere I look, I run into someone who, instead of choosing a traditional job, has developed and jumped into his or herContinue reading “Job Creators”
By Lisa Rimmert Santa Cruz, CA – Area activist Jewel Sanford died Friday from exhaustion in Redwood Grove Apartments on the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz.
By Lisa Rimmert Chapel Hill, NC – After filing for divorce, Kristin Wells and Steve Johnson are each fighting for sole custody of their shared Facebook account. Married for ten years, the recently divorced couple have utilized a mutual account on the popular social media site, and each now claims rightful ownership.