My Veggie Tale

Few westerners are born vegetarian or vegan. Unlike my husband, a Gujarati Jain from India who was born into a family and community that’s been diligently vegetarian for thousands of years, I have a “becoming vegetarian” story. My very own veggie tale. When I first started getting asked for this story—a story vegetarians are asked…

Vegan by Circumstances

I don’t have a personal moral objection to consuming dairy—in theory. However, the practice of dairy farms in the vast majority of cases (and increasingly in more and more countries) has rendered me a vegan via circumstances. We’re conditioned, by both factory farms and family farms, along with the media, our culture at large, most…