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Issue Six Tease: Vegan Borderlands

Issue six article tease

"Being a vegan is as much an identity to me as being a poet, being a Boriqua/Chicana and living on the borderlands, both literally and queerly speaking. The work I do on domestic violence, DIY (do it yourself) media and racial inequalities is just as important as my veganism." Read More »

Behind the Lines: David J. Parker

David J. Parker

Starting a veg association in any city is likely to be hard work, but starting one in the middle of cattle and oil country seems a little lentil, right? All bad jokes aside, David J. Parker and the folks at the Vegans & Vegetarians of Alberta Association have put some serious work into spreading the word about being veg, and the results have been great. Read More »

Behind the lines: Happy Kreter

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Happy Kreter is a long-time friend of mine, and also most likely the first vegan I ever met. At the time I thought it was interesting, and I respected his choice enough to try and be vegan while he was on tour in Halifax. Read More »

Behind the Lines: Teresa Fisher

Teresa Fisher

Somehow, after my years of being in Halifax, it seems I missed meeting at least a few of the Haligonian vegans. Sadly, Teresa Fisher is on that list. Read More »

Behind the lines: Vegans Love LAVA and Kelly Twomey

Vegans Love LAVA

Kelly Twomey, the mother of Vegans Love LAVA (Leather Alternatives and Vegan Accessories) just recently became a mother to a whole other vegan project, a child. So, it should come as no surprise that she was one of the contributors ("Vegan Parent Forces Child to Eat Nothing But a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet!") to our focus section on vegan parenting. Read More »

Behind the lines: Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster

I'm not sure how Lisa and T.O.F.U. came to be such great friends, especially since we have yet to actually meet in person, but I am glad that the connection was made some time ago. Along with writing several articles for the magazine over the past few issues, including "I ♥ potlucks" in the most recent, I believe I can attribute the lovely Aussie invasion of the T.O.F.U. store to her blog. Read More »

Behind the lines: Stéphane Groleau

Stephane Groleau and his vegan accordion

Although I have never actually met Stéphane, we have corresponded over the past couple of years about several vegan things. An active member of the vegan community in Quebec, as well as an organic farmer, Stephane was kind enough to write two articles ("Agriculture et Veganisme" & "The World's First Vegan Accordion") in the current issue of the magazine. Read More »

Behind the lines: Jason Doucette

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Jason warned me that his answers to the questions may be a little weird as the family was all down with a plague of some sort, but I think it just made for a more interesting read. For those of you who read Vegan Porn, Staying Vegan and Spawn Better, you probably already know what to expect from him. For everyone else, here is your chance to learn. Read More »

Behind the lines: Kristine Elliott

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Kristine is the author of "The Vegan's Guide to Essential Fatty Acids" found in the latest issue of T.O.F.U. EFAs, as well as many other facets of vegan nutrition, are something Kristine knows well. Read More »

Behind the lines: Daveybrat

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Daveybrat has criss-crossed Canada, played in a few bands, and studied the culinary offerings of many a fine city and town. Currently settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, he can be found onstage with the Dead Peasants Revolt. Read More »