Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!

Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:
Ask your local book store to order it for you or carry the book!

National Magazines, Radio Shows and Speaking Engagements:

My book Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Living: Exercises and Recipes for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit (Lantern Books) made Veg News Annual top 12 book list for 2012.

Thank you everyone for your support of making my book within Veg News top 12 book list for 2012. Thank you also for helping to keep the healthy revolution alive, moving, and touching many lives going forward :) Link here at Veg News for reviews of the top 12 books :) Thank you :)

I am in Veg News Magazine's March/April 2012 Issue on Page 90!!!! A wonderful review is given of my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living! To find out where and when you can purchase your Veg News March/April issue, Link here to the international and award winning vegan magazine which is available in 38 countries!

May 27, 2012 - Speaker at the New York City Veggie Pride Parade. Link below for my Victory Speech to inspire and empower you on your plant-based journey.
Link here or link below for my speech at the May 27, 2012 Veggie Pride Parade where I speak on healthy eating and its affect on ourselves,world hunger, and the environment.

Link here for my 2/29/12 Progressive Radio Interview
on the station's show "It's All About Food" with the show's host Caryn Hartglass.

I spoke at the 10/9/11 Baltimore, MD/DC Area 1st Annual VegFest sponsored by Open The Cage Alliance (click here for official VegFest Website of speakers and entertainment). My "Victory" speech can be viewed on You Tube (click here for speech video)

Other speaking engagements included the Oct 27-29 DC event for Farm Sanctuary's National Conference to End Factory Farming where I will spoke on Day 3 (Oct 29) at on the Plant Based Living Panel:Diet As A Tool For Change. I was joined on the panel by NY Times best- selling author and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Here is the video link :

Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information

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September 24, 2011 Article for Black Girls Run on Being Black and Vegan: Link here to be inspired


Lantern Books has come up with a new e-book entitled "Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler." One of the recipes from my book Sister Vegetarian is listed along with a recipe from vegetarian Sir Paul know him as a Beatles member :-)

Here's the information about the book and the link to download the book and recipes:

" Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler by Carol J.... Adams, Donna Beaudoin, Patti Breitman, Kate Jacoby, Brian McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Kumuda Reddy .....

With so many cookbooks out there, what's a vegan—or aspiring vegan—to do? Lantern Books has the ideal menu: Start with a flavorful appetizer from famously longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, continue with a mouthwatering entrĂ©e from The Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol J. Adams or "Sister Vegetarian" Donna Beaudoin, add a scrumptious side from Chef Brian P. McCarthy or Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kumuda Reddy, and finish up with a delectab...le dessert from Kate Jacoby, co-owner and pastry chef of the cutting-edge Philadelphia restaurant Vedge. All of the recipes in this sampler are healthy, tasty, and easy to make, ensuring that your meal will be both cruelty-free and delicious. So draw a chair up to the table and find out what the joy of vegan cooking is really about!(less)"

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Black Expressions Book Club
made Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living their alternate book selection in March 2012!

What a joy to know that I have become a part of your family through this book which acts as your daily guide, daily inspirational and motivational tool. To conquer challenges in all aspects of your life. To encourage you to be encouraged that the sun shines even when the clouds are gray, and that joy always comes in the morning if you should falter and trip along your vegetarian or vegan journey! It's okay to be you. Be yourself, and you shall not fail in this beautiful life-long vegetarian or vegan journey. Remember, it's a lifestyle, not a temporary diet or a temporary solution. It is a part of you as you heal yourself, heal the environment, and save animals. Do you ask yourself, what have you done for me lately when you are always helping others and forget about your well-being? Then, pick up a copy of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living today, and let your mind be blown to the endless possibilities of what a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can do for you! ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Do you know whom and who you are?

" Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me."
Maya Angelou's Poem Phenomenal Woman (poem in entirety)

I noticed in speaking with other vegetarians and vegans, or reading comments on vegetarian forums, vegetarians and vegans tend to have a strong sense of whom we are and who we are. There is something about being a vegetarian and vegan that not only strengthens your health and body; but, your mind also becomes strong whereas how you perceive yourself is also made stronger and you become in love with yourself. When I say you become "in love with yourself," this means that you love whom and who you are as a unique and individual person. You do not try to imitate anyone else because you realize that there is no need to copy what has made you beautifully, uniquely you. Everyone is beautiful and unique, but they must realize this and stop trying to copy or imitate what someone else possesses. To realize that you are unique and beautiful as you are does not mean you are conceited. It means you have a positive view of whom and who you whereas you do not put yourself down, but LIFT yourself up!

I listened to a conversation by two women who listed the many things they wished that they could change on their body. They were not happy with their nose, breast size, buttocks size , thighs, chin, arms, and more. They discussed their thoughts of breasts and buttocks reduction or enlargement, nose reconstruction, botox for fuller lips, and more. I thought to myself as they discussed these things how sad it is to not love yourself. They stopped for a second and asked me, Donna, what would you like to change on yourself? I said there is nothing I want to change. I proceeded in telling them that I love and accept my body as is and I am just happy to be alive with a healthy mind and body. A few years ago, I could have answered, well, I want to change my nose, or my thighs, or my buttocks; but, as a vegetarian and subsequently a vegan, you begin to know whom you are and who you are. Actually this actualization started 9 years ago when I started to wear my hair natural. There is just something about deciding to live a natural life; however, my acceptance of myself became even stronger as a vegetarian then vegan. You learn to love yourself through its flaws, and realize they are not flaws but what makes you unique and beautiful. You accept the beauty and uniqueness in you because...well, you are just at peace with the world, at peace with yourself, and just feel peaceful. There are more things to be concerned about such as world hunger, homeless children and adults, and animal abuse than how I can get a nose job, botox, reduction in breasts or thighs.

I hope I made a statement and made them think to love themselves as they are because once I made that response of "I am pleased with whom and who I am", the conversation dwindled to another topic and no more talk of trying to change whom and who they were.

My word to you this week as vegetarians and vegans is to spread the joy of learning to accept whom and who you are. There are many of our teenagers and preteens out there whether our own children, nieces, neighbors, cousins, friends' children...that have a poor self image of themselves because they see the thin models who are starving to death and the media says that they are beautiful. They see their favorite role models on TV or the movies getting nose jobs, breast enlargements, buttock enlargements, or botox for fuller lips. They see their role models on TV and movies getting their stomach stapled or opting for surgeries to pump out the excess fat storage rather than promote healthy diets and exercise. Even adult women fall into this trap of our teenagers and pre-teens.

Vegetarians and Vegans are blessed to experience this enlightenment of acceptance of whom and who we are by deciding to lead this healthy lifestyle that changes our body, mind, and spirit positively.
Besides sharing the health benefits of being a vegetarian and vegan, let's also share the mind changing experience of being a vegetarian and vegan because when we know whom we are, we know who we are, and what we are.

~ Peace and Love my sisters,
Sister Vegetarian
P.S. If you want a beautiful and gentle soup to celebrate your gorgeous spirit of whom and who you are, try this week's Lebanese Vegetable Soup. A beautiful and gentle soup reminiscent of the beauty in you.


Bobo said...

Thank you for the reaffirming message! Just what I've been needing lately.

Sister Vegetarian said...

You are very Welcome Bobo :) Have a beautiful day and week! ~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"