Everything is Vegan: Vanilla Mini Sheet Cake

One day I found a cake on the kitchen floor, partially eaten, with two little paw prints indented into the heavenly frosting. It was disappointing and adorable all at once. Adorable for obvious reasons, and disappointing because there was my favorite cake in all the world, wasted. But this is how irresistible it was—even my…

10 Things I Didn’t Know About Being an Omnivore

When I was 18 I started listening to Morrissey and Strike Anywhere—starkly different in their musical styles but similar in their stances on animal welfare—and went vegetarian. I wasn’t really thinking hard about politics or even the environment; I just didn’t want to eat animals because I didn’t support ending their adorable lives in the…

How I Took Responsibility and Went Cruelty-Free

It’s not a secret—most of the products Americans use in their homes and on their bodies have been tested on animals. We all know, so I’ll spare you the gory details. Everyone is appalled, but most can’t help but take a passive stance on it. No judgment. I get it—for a long time I did…