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Taking Lola’s Lead

My life completely changed a few years ago after I first experienced the energy radiating from one fierce woman and her innovative endeavor. To tell more about her and her work first requires that I share a bit about the impact she has had in my life. I always...

At 31, I’m 365 Days Debt-Free

Today marks one year of living debt free. At 31 years old, I'd say this might be one of my proudest accomplishments. Unfortunately, few other millennials are in this boat with me. In fact, 81% of millennials live with debt—with an average price tag of $67,000! So how...
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Post-Hiatus Hello

Well it's been a minute, wouldn't you say? Aside from Crunchy Vegan's activity on Instagram, it's been a whole lot of silence over here. Without warning, I took a little hiatus. Let's Get Personal Typically, I don't include much about my personal life. But that's...

I’m Vegan for Myself

Often, in the vegan community, we introduce ourselves with the qualifier: " I'm vegan for..." I'm vegan for the animals. I'm vegan for the planet. I'm vegan for the food. I'm vegan for my health. Certainly, we sometimes use whatever someone claims as their motivation...

Lamenting the War on Street Food

"Street food is one of the most intimate ways to understand a place or culture, but cities rarely provide that experience anymore." As we sat down to watch the new Netflix series, "Street Food," my boyfriend lamented a noticeable absence of the same bustling street...

Immersive Planning Engagement

In 1909, the "Burnham Plan" for Chicago was introduced to grade school children to promote the value of planning to the next generation of civic participants. When I traveled to Copenhagen in 2016, an "Our Urban Living Room" exhibit series promoted city planning...

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I’m Vegan for Myself

Often, in the vegan community, we introduce ourselves with the qualifier: " I'm vegan for..." I'm vegan for the animals. I'm vegan for the planet. I'm vegan for the food. I'm vegan for my health. Certainly, we sometimes use whatever someone claims as their motivation...

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Taking Lola’s Lead

My life completely changed a few years ago after I first experienced the energy radiating from one fierce woman and her innovative endeavor. To tell more about her and her work first requires that I share a bit about the impact she has had in my life. I always...

read more

At 31, I’m 365 Days Debt-Free

Today marks one year of living debt free. At 31 years old, I'd say this might be one of my proudest accomplishments. Unfortunately, few other millennials are in this boat with me. In fact, 81% of millennials live with debt—with an average price tag of $67,000! So how...

read more

Post-Hiatus Hello

Well it's been a minute, wouldn't you say? Aside from Crunchy Vegan's activity on Instagram, it's been a whole lot of silence over here. Without warning, I took a little hiatus. Let's Get Personal Typically, I don't include much about my personal life. But that's...

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What I learned About Myself by Doing a Waste Audit

I'm on a mission. My objective: try to be waste free. In every aspect of my life, I'd like to cut back on the waste I generate. And the first step is to understand the amount and type of waste I generate on a day-to-day basis. In order to do that, I conducted a 7-day...

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The Best of the Best from Expo East 2018

My third year attending Natural Products Expo East is in the books, and it was my most enjoyable year yet. While I didn't spend much time discovering new products, I was able to check in with some of my favorite brands to answer the most important...

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Virtual VegFest this Saturday September 15th

What would a virtual vegfest look like? We all know how wonderful vegan festivals are in person—but what if we took them online? Well, I have an idea... Starting a business ain't easy. Nor is it cheap. The creatives who launch their own business work hard...

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