Disappointing my Grandpa Again – An Animal Rights Activist’s Battle to Retain Dignity in a World Based Around Commercial Success


Received an upsetting email from my grandpa: I love my grandpa and want him to be proud of and understand me. I replied… Dear Poppy and Joan, I value your opinion; as you are both wonderful people that serve as active role models in my life. Much of my choices to help others have been inspired by your compassionate efforts to help refugees involved with your church or deliver warm meals to housebound seniors in your Meals on Wheels program. I am constantly thinking of what I can do to help others, and while efforts to pursue this on a full-time … Read More


Becoming a Vegan Mentor


It’s easy. Head to Vegan Mentor Program and complete an online application. They will hook you up with someone who is looking for a mentor, or if you are seeking a mentor you can find one here (or email me as I’d love to support you in your transition! Here’s a sampling of my answers: Please write something (a short paragraph) you want your Mentee to know about you. Hello Mentee. My name is Jennifer, and I’m a long-term vegetarian, recently vegan, who has been lucky enough to have the support of my longterm vegan husband to see me through my transition … Read More