I have remained a strong proponent of breastfeeding over the years. But recently something happened that made me wonder if my advocacy has been too limited and prejudiced. It began when I read a book that was set as my son’s freshman ... Read Article
Dairy is not an option in my home. The dairy industry is a billion dollar business that flourishes by exploiting animal mothers and their babies, destroying their families, and harming human health and our environment.
I first began ... Read Article
Although I was vegan before becoming a mother, the entire basis of the dairy industry became particularly disturbing to me after I had my first child. Pregnancy and labour are hard, both mentally and physically. It takes months, even years ... Read Article
I became a vegan several years before my adopted son came along, but when we started connecting with breast milk donors once he was born, my dislike of the dairy industry became an abhorrence. The pain, work and time put into supplying my ... Read Article
When I became pregnant with my son, Noah, I initially planned to breastfeed for no longer than six months. In my naivety, I assumed I would pump and freeze enough milk for him to last through his first year of life. At the time, I had no ... Read Article
Female cows in the dairy industry are treated as nothing more than baby- and milk-making machines— with no regard for their emotional lives. If they were allowed to fulfill their role as mothers, they would spend months teaching and ... Read Article