"Mink don't care about your next vegan potluck. Fox yearn for freedom while we swap recipes and eat cupcakes." -Victor Vanorden
I recently read this powerful quote on Facebook from an interview with Kellie and Victor VanOrden.
In a conversation with vegan friends, it came up that the vegan superheroes used to be the hardcore, the activists, the people who were getting arrested for the cause. Now it's the cooks, the bakers, the business owners. Sweet activism/cupcake activism, whatever you call it, has it's place...but have we watered down our own cause by becoming a coffee klatch of sorts? Are we too caught up in our own vegan foodie communities that we've lost sight of the big picture? The whole idea really gave me pause as the calendar approached the mark when I would be embarking upon my thirteenth year of veganism.
And then the holidays arrived.
|Awesome MVG care package: Crazy Rumors (peppermint plum), Brad's kale chips (THE BEST), Sweet & Sara s'mores and dreidel, and a chocolate hazelnut Mast Brothers bar|
|Cocoa V chocolate pretzel clusters (thanks, BSGP!)|
|The Kind Life's chocolate peanut butter cups, courtesy of PS|
|"Thank you for the delicious pie, which we shared with friends on boxing day. You may yet convert me to veganism!"|
|that which needs no introduction, thanks to my own personal inside scoop: BYOL|