As I was cutting into a cantaloupe the other day (I bet you can’t wait to hear what I say next), I had a funny thought: I am so glad summer is here.
And I don’t mean I’m glad summer is here…because I like summer. Heavens, no! I hate heat in general, I dislike wearing clothing that shows more of my mama body than I deem necessary, and I fear the sun because of all of the moles and skin spots and grossness that happens to skin when it sees the sun after you turn 35.… >> Read More
Sandra Lawson wants to break down all the stereotypes and ideas you have about Judaism--especially when it comes to who is Jewish, how you express that identity, and what religious life means in a…modern world. Lawson herself breaks the mold from the traditional image many have in their minds about what rabbinical students look like, as she's an African-American lesbian vegan who converted to Judaism. The 45-year-old is currently studying to be a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She believes it's time for the Jewish community to start being… >> Read More
I know the jokes. I see them posted on Facebook and Instagram and I even chuckle at them myself:
How do you tell if someone’s a vegan? Don’t worry; they’ll f*%!#ing tell you.
Or the one…about what would a vegan do if someone’s choking and dying? They’d tell you they’re vegan. Ha ha ha. I understand the jokes, but being vegan is no joking matter. I’m vegan for a lot of reasons. It started as a child and teenager when I felt guilty eating animals, because I liked animals and… >> Read More