||I've been lacto-ovo
vegetarian since I was 11 years old, aka 11 years and I
have been vegan for two years.
||I went veggie
to basically copy my sister who had recently done the same
thing - what can I say, I was 11! But also I had just seen
Free Willy [which since growing up I have realized sucks]
and I couldn't imagine eating any more animals. I went vegan
because I realized that free range is bullshit since 5 minutes
out of a cage, according to the USDA, can be free range.
Also, I learned of Dairy Cows lives being much shorter than
those not used for dairy, forcable impregnation of cows,
chickens having their beaks seared off, male chicks being
thrown into dumpsters by the billions because their are
considered worthless. I also learned of the environmental
diaster that an animal consuming culture creates. And finally,
being an anarchist, I must say if you want to stop supporting
big business a good place to start would be the meat and
|Why you should
go veg if you haven't already
|| See above.
|| See my projects
list... oh, and sleep is never on the agenda.
||Right now, Koushun
Takami who has written Battle Royale... check out the book
or the japanese film - amazing. Also, polyamorous anarchist
Emma Goldman, anything written by Hanne Blank - bi poly
fat erotica writer (wrote Zaftig - fat erotica, Big Big
Love - sex book for fat folks), Carol Queen is pretty rad
and I like Leslie Feinberg though she is a statist communist
(and I say 'she' because that is what is she going by right
now though that is fluid and she is on male hormones).
Edit who did Dominatrix Waitrix, indy porn I was in...she
was really awesome and nice on the set. As for more mainstream
stuff I'd say Beat Takeshi Kitano, and George Romero - two
of my absolute favorites, Japanese film at it's best and
zombies... who could ask for more.
|| Anti-Flag and
Against Me! (even if I'm annoyed that they signed onto that
PunkVoter.com crap, all the anarchist bands on that list
have some explaining to do), Prince Myshkins, PAL, the Coughs,
Scott Free, Utah Phillips, Ozomatli, Thelonious Monk, Sun
Ra, Dick Cheese, DeepDickollective (queer hip hop with the
hot and awesome pointfivefag and fantastic others), Goddess
(even though she played Michigan Women's Music Festival),
and many many more local groups and solos.
or Star Wars
|| STAR TREK...
ok, see I understand the obvious fact that Star Wars is
better made and just consistantly better unless you are
counting the more recent atrocities of episode Crap 1 and
Crap 2. But I must say that I prefer Star Trek.. .I'm the
biggest nerd you'll meet. For star trek I prefer Enterprise,
though it goes up and down with the good and bad and I liked
Voyager as a guilty pleasure despite knowing that the show
wasn't that good. And classic makes me happy with the cheezyness.
Plus I like the New Frontier books - they have a hermaphodite
main character whose poly for some of the books... check
|| See my star
trek rant but also I like to laugh at reality dating shows...
I don't know where all these ridiculous people come from.
And why are there so many veggie chicks that put up with
bullshit from meateaters on dates? If someone doesn't take
your convictions seriously than why bother with trying to
pecan pie ...also, feminists, genderqueers, tapioca, vegan
folks that also care about human issues and human-obsessed
people that really fight for animal liberation, anarchists
that aren't in cliques, folk singers - especially queer
vegan ones, Jennie Mutation (my primary), having enough
money to buy vietnamese snacks after work, smoking pot and
then eating tons of fresh fruit from the supermercado.
|| FUR! Being
asked, "well, what can you eat anyways?" Body
fascism, cruelty to animals and humans, prisons, police,
the presidency and the entire concept of ownership, needing
money to survive, vivisection, war, military, Chicago Transit
Authority (raising fares while cutting service in poor neighborhoods),
catty factionalism, current mainstream healthcare system,
nuclear weapons in anyone's hands, commodifying water and
air, anti-choicers, transphobia, wage slavery.
|| I have two
eyebrow piercings, my lip pierced, my navel pierced and
a huge black and red star on my chest with a circle A inside
of it indicating that I'm an working class anarchist and
that should outside influences attempt to make me sell out
all I need to do is look down and remember what I'm fighting
|| If Bush manages
to make being an anarchist illegal like Maine was trying
to do than I'm probably going to prison. On a more positive
note, I'd like to open the Unbound Books Resource Center
with free good daycare center inside of it and work for
the space and as a preschool teacher for the daycare portion.
I want to go to school for Early Childhood Education and
then become a preschool teacher while instituting a anti-bias
curriculum, focusing on race, class, gender, and body acceptance.
||I'm a collective
member of a radical online bookstore called Unbound
Books. I'm also a collective member of Pink
Pussycats, a homemade reusable menstrual pads/ organic
cat toy company... site soon to be up. I am in the Chicagoland
Anarchist Network, Chicago Action Medical (as a street medic
- I treat folks when their beaten up by police at demonstrations
and then send them back out there), Pomegranate - a radical
health collective, and a few other free healthcare related
organizations, Pilsen Comida No Bombas (Food Not Bombs),
Fat Vegan website (in the works - will be up in couple of
months, FatVegan.org), Queer and Trans Caucus of the Chicagoland
Anarchist Network, Skillshares Working Group, Anarchist
Stitch 'N Bitch. I help out with the Midwest Books to Prisoners
project, Animal Defense League Chicago, October 22nd Coalition
(anti-police brutality focus), and the Halsted 3 Defense
I also write zines: Fixing Her Hair #1, #2, and #3 (should
be out some day), Unbound Books Vegan Cookzines #1-#3, My
Little Ulcer Story. I am working on a pamphlet/zine on Female
Ejaculation Education. I am working on the following zines:
How to Survive Being Working Class, DIY Poor People's Pet
Care, and a zine for and by partners of Trans Folks. Anyone
can email submissions for any of these projects.
Also I'm working on teaching myself everything DIY (do it
yourself). I've started canning jellies and jams, sprouting,
composting, greywater, and soymilk from scratch.
recipe on Veg Porn: