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Take Care of Yourself! Blaming and Shaming People with Illnesses

My brother died in 2007. He had a very rare form of cancer. The time between figuring out what was wrong and his death was short – 6 months. And you know what happened most often when I told people about it during that six months? People blamed him. “Have you told him about The China Study? About how eating meat causes cancer?” No. No … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself! Blaming and Shaming People with Illnesses

Order Project Intersect’s 1st Issue Here!

Project Intersect’s first issue, Clarion Call, is out! The launch at the National Museum of Animals and Society was fabulous, full, and complete with generously donated Kombucha Dog. Now, you can order the beautiful and engaging first issue directly from me for $10 plus nominal shipping. Just submit the order form on this site and I will contact you to discuss the payment option that will … Continue reading Order Project Intersect’s 1st Issue Here!

Black ink on white background that says "As long as we continue to consume meat products en masse, the butchering of women and the rape of animals will never stop."

Rejecting a culture of male dominance and violence: Making connections

I’ve been asked why I bother reading “these horrible things that [I] already know,” but believe me, it’s a good day when I actually have time to sit down and reflect on them. It’s an even better day when I get to digest some else’s perspective about said “horrible things.” So today, prompted by a Carol J. Adams tweet I noted while recently traveling for … Continue reading Rejecting a culture of male dominance and violence: Making connections

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Comprehensive Violence Prevention: Towards a Connectionist Perspective

Several years ago, I wrote an essay for a book that my friend and colleague, Stacia Mesleh, and I put together addressing the links between human, animal, and environmental well-being. The book has been passed on to a publisher and will come out under a new title and editor, including most of the wonderful authors who originally contributed essays to our project. Along the way, … Continue reading Comprehensive Violence Prevention: Towards a Connectionist Perspective

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Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions

The increase in intersectional work lately has filled my connectionist heart with joy. Case-in-point: Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions, a web conference taking place on Sunday, February 23. Hosted by Animal Liberation Ontario and Vegan Feminist Network, the web conference promises to empower minds, bodies, and communities: Moving beyond the typical boundaries of social justice activism, this conference will be advocating … Continue reading Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions

The Sexual Politics of Meat slide show: A Defiant Daughter’s reflections

After years of waiting, a Defiant Daughter finally met her inspiration, Carol J. Adams.  It’s hard to believe that despite countless emails, we had never actually met in person.  That changed when I attended her The Sexual Politics of Meat slide show at the National Museum of Animals & Society on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The slide show visually demonstrates The Sexual Politics of Meat, … Continue reading The Sexual Politics of Meat slide show: A Defiant Daughter’s reflections

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Defiant Daughters Excerpt: “Beyond Band-Aid Work” by Ashley Maier

As requested, here is a short excerpt from my essay, “Beyond Band-Aid Work,” in Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, “Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat.” I’m thrilled to be part of a book honoring the truly intersectional work of Carol J. Adams and grateful to be in such good company.  Learn more at Lantern Books’ website and  facebook.com/defiantdaughters. Continue reading Defiant Daughters Excerpt: “Beyond Band-Aid Work” by Ashley Maier