Sunday, July 15, 2018

I'm Trying to Dismantle Gender Roles, but Society Keeps Getting in the Way

“Lupin’s a boy dog, right?” my 3-year-old Tzivia asks me, about our fluffy rescue mutt. “Are there girl dogs?”

I stifle a laugh and give her the sex vs. gender talk again...

Read the rest at Medium!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Eggs Have Hatched!

Well, our favorite robins are at it again. They must have been okay with us tramping all around on the deck,
The first hatchling snuggling their egg siblings
because they laid another clutch of eggs in the same nest, directly under the boards of our deck,
And the eggs just hatched!
Two out of three eggs hatched yesterday, so I knew the third one was close. I actually managed to get the 3rd egg hatching on film!!!! So here it is:

And now I'm gonna quit videoing, as I have daily videos of the last babies, so I'm just gonna chill out about documenting and enjoy peeking at these ones.  

The Vegan Police and Not Being "Vegan Enough"

My newest piece for Raise Vegan is called "The Vegan Police and Not Being "Vegan Enough."

I share a personal story in this one. Now that I've been vegan most of my life, I don't worry about this sort of stuff as much, but it really got to me at the time.

I guess people are always going to be protective of the things that are important to them. And for some vegans, especially new vegans, that means being protective of veganism as they understand it, without room for nuance.

Anyway, here's a picture I took in 2007, when I was brand new in Seattle:

And here are some strawberries we picked from our yard this week!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

#mykidtoo - Stop Sexualizing My 3-Year-Old

He leaned down to her, looked her in the eye and, just above a whisper, said, “Don’t tell my wife; she wouldn’t like that. I’m a one-woman man.” Read the rest on Medium!