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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah


Game-Changing Short Reads:

5 Reasons Why Animal Rights are a Feminist Issue by Aph Ko

Reading Animals by Jennifer Armstrong

Slavery: It’s Still a Thing by Christopher-Sebastian McJetters


Ginny Messina’s Vegan Nutrition Primers (iron, B12, protein, and calcium)

The New Four Food Groups from the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine

How to Include Beans in Your Vegan Diet Without Causing a Stink

Here’s what happened when I logged my daily protein intake. (Spoiler: I got way more protein than I needed without even trying!)

5 Allergen-Free Vegan Sources of Protein

Helpful and Enlightening Books:

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol Adams
Foundational reading for anyone who wants to do their part to “smash the patriarchy.”

Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters by Aph Ko and Syl Ko
An intellectually-bracing read (though more for those who are already vegan and/or social justice activists).

Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society edited by Dr. Amie Breeze Harper
A world-opening read for women of color and their allies.

Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Color Community Project, edited by Julia Feliz Brueck
Vegan women writers of color making you go “I never thought of it that way…” on every single page.

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Dr. Melanie Joy
Why do self-described “animal lovers” eat animals every day without even thinking about it? Understanding carnism is the first step to busting out of “the Meatrix” forever.

Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones
Don’t let anybody tell you eating vegan has to be expensive!

The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
My all-time favorite recipe book. I regularly make the lemon bars, chocolate coconut macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, and apple cake. Vegan baked goods get a bad rap—I promise you these recipes will be a huge hit with non-vegan family and friends.

Main Street Vegan and The Good Karma Diet by Victoria Moran
These books are both excellent resources for making the transition to a vegan diet. Victoria’s approach is very gentle and friendly.

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
An impassioned treatise on the spiritual imperative for veganism. World peace begins in our own stomachs.

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
Drawing on results from the most extensive nutritional study ever conducted, this book makes a thoroughly convincing case for a plant-based diet.

Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution by John Robbins
Robbins’ books are impeccably researched and written in a very rational, approachable style.


Animal Voices

The Chickpeeps

Easy Vegan with J.L. Fields

Main Street Vegan with Victoria Moran

Sagittarian Matters with Nicole Georges

Food for Thought with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Beauty and Fashion:

Where I buy my footwear: Sudo Shoes (Cambridge, MA), Moo Shoes (NYC), Vegetarian Shoes (UK).

Brave Gentleman
Vegan menswear, designed by Joshua Katcher and made in Italy.

The Fanciful Fox
All-natural, cruelty-free skincare and lip balms I love.

Herbivore Clothing Company
Awesome statement t-shirts and accessories.

The “Vegan Vogue” (sans advertisements designed to make you feel inadequate!)

Mother Turtle Herbals
I swear by their all-natural, totally-effective lavender SPF 30 sunscreen!

Vaute Couture
Warm and gorgeous wool-free winter coats and other lovely clothing.

Vegan Cuts
A great source for cruelty-free cosmetics and gourmet sweet treats.

Other Useful Websites:

Chic Vegan
All sorts of fun lifestyle coverage, from recipes to fashion and cosmetics.

Farm Sanctuary
The largest farm animal protection organization in the country. The cows, pigs, and chickens who make it to farm sanctuaries are the only lucky ones.

The Food Empowerment Project
Everything you need to know about migrant and child labor abuses, food deserts, environmental racism, and myths about humane meat and dairy.

Happy Cow Guide
Look up your destination for a list of veg-friendly eateries.

The Humane Myth
Straight facts on the marketing falsehoods that are “happy cows” and “free-range hens.”

Lunchbox Bunch
My favorite food blog. Mouth-watering recipes and gorgeous photography.

Our Hen House
Everything you need to know about animal welfare and animal rights.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
An alternative source of medical and nutritional information (since so much you find elsewhere has a pro-animal-product bias), as well as the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program.

The Sexy Vegan
A very fun and funny approach to veganism.

The Vegan Forum
An extensive and very helpful community on the web.
Essential info from Erik Marcus (with zero ads!)

Vegan Richa
Vegan Indian and Indian-inspired deliciousness. Richa’s chickpea omelet recipe is a new classic.

Vegan Health & Fitness
If you’re an athlete concerned about nutrition, this is the magazine for you.

Vegan Yarn
Gorgeous hand-dyed vegan yarn, much of it handspun as well. You can totally knit without wool!

Fun Recipes to Get You Started:

Vegan Meal Planning Without Tears, part 1
Vegan Meal Planning Without Tears, part 2

Vegan Dessert Hall of Fame

Breakfast and dinner round-ups coming soon.

Online Community:

You may want to join a regional vegan group on Facebook for meetups and other news and tips from friends-you-just-haven’t-met-in-person-yet. For instance, my local group is Rhode Island Vegan Awareness, which is very active, inspiring, and helpful!

If you’re on Twitter, subscribe to my veganism list, which includes interesting and inspiring vegans from every field.

And on Instagram, you can follow the #vegan, #vegansofig, and #plantbased hashtags!


Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.