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Aerial Pop-Up Classes Spring 2022

This spring, I'm exploring new spaces where I can continue to teach aerial classes. For an ongoing schedule of classes, refer to my dedicated aerial page on this site. So join me 6:30 to 7:30 on March 3rd for a trial class in Catonsville [5621 Old Frederick Road...

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...


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For Vegans Especially, Attitude is Everything

What motivated you to go vegan? Whatever your reason, I imagine you probably feel strongly about it. For me, the incredible respect I have for animals empowered me to remove myself from the systems of their suffering—whether food, entertainment, or any other system of...

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The Glow Life Podcast and the Crunchy Vegan Gal

Recently, I was presented with a wonderful opportunity to join Martina Fink on her new podcast, The Glow Life, to talk about my experiences with Veganism. I loved the conversation we had and I think we touched upon some pretty important subjects. Listen...

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Vegan Travel in Toronto

After a recent girls' weekend trip to Toronto, Canada, I just keep dreaming of the yummy food and the great experiences. It was a great visit and I can't wait to go back to this vegan-friendly city! The Crunchy Vegan Toronto Travel Plan Where to Stay: 3 Nights in a...

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Battle of the Smartwatch

Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out a few pieces of wearable technology. I had already been wearing the Fitbit Alta for about a year when Verizon presented me with a chance to try the Fitbit Ionic and also an Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch—and so began...

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Hungry for Vegan Chocolate

“I had to come out! Baltimore doesn’t get many events like this!” This sentiment, shared by one gleeful shopper at the Charm School Chocolate Spring Pop-Up Shop this past weekend, is echoed throughout Baltimore’s vegan community. Folks here are hungry for more vegan...

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Fare-Well 2017 | Best Vegan Meals of 2017

Well, 2017 sure was...something. Honestly, it was a bit challenging for me. But I'm happy to say that the challenging experiences were punctuated by delicious meals. It was another year of good eatin'! Last year, I summarized the 16 best vegan meals of 2016, focusing...

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