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

* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!

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.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tracye McQuirter's book "By Any Greens Necessary" is a a generational treasure!

I have finished Tracye McQuirter's book By Any Greens Necessary, and it's awesome! The book is inspiring, and will serve as a guidance to all for generations to take back your health through a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle. The author has also listed Sister Vegetarian's Blog link in her appendix for Black Vegetarian Groups.../Blogs. Please make yourself and someone a gift of love, and purchase By Any Greens Necessary. This is a book that will change your life positively.
In addition, connect with Trayce McQuirter through her website By Any Greens Necessary
~Peace & Love, Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Becoming a Vegetarian Series Continued: Creativeness in Vegetarianism as a Knitter and All Aspects of Life

Knitting mends the soul. Knit your stress away.
~ Sister Vegetarian

I taught myself to knit almost 4 years ago at age 40 through the search of the web for knitting videos, and purchasing (or, loaning from the local library) knitting books which two have become my Bible of knitting terms, new stitches, and ideas. Within months and within 2 years, I knitted my first sweater, socks, meditative prayer shawl, sweater vest, scarves, and coffee mug cozy. Knitting was not hard as I thought it would be as I finished my first sweater in less than a year.
I then went on to teach other older women at work how to knit in their 30s and 40s who never picked up a knitting or crochet needle, or used a sewing machine.
Why I waited so long to learn to knit is beyond me. I crochet a little as a very young 6 year old, learning from my teenage sister who was the crochet queen and taught herself. Knitting crocheting is an age old craft that is so relaxing and conducive to thought. If I have a problem I need to ponder, or a question as to a direction I need to take, I pick up my knitting needles and continue a knitting project or start a new one. I always have yarn on hand to just pick up and be at peace. Learning an age-old craft is not my first time crafting. I first learned how to sew from my mother with my first sewing machine at age 7 (a singer model geared toward pre-teens). I then learned more techniques when sewing, cooking, and woodshop home-economics classes were a mandatory part of the educational curriculum in the 1970s for all. I could cook, sew, and make shelves from scrap woods. We were taught self-sufficiency at home with additional enforcement in school. These lessons at home and school taught us to rely on ourselves; that we can do anything and be anything as long as we put our minds to it; and, before the information and computer age of today, it taught us that reliance on natural talents will pull us through when all else fails in technology. I believe this is true today. When the computers at work or home go down for an hour, hours, or day, you can tell who was taught self-sufficiency and who rely only on technology. Those taught self sufficiency can still maintain productiveness without missing a beat, and tend to be very creative.
Synonymous, I see knitting comparable to the lessons learned as a vegetarian. Self sufficiency on natural products, home grown produce, tools, talents, and nature is what makes us strong, productive, creative thinkers, and one who doesn't miss a beat. Vegetarianism creates and forms a peaceful state of being that constantly follows us through our daily rituals of work, home, errands, tending to family needs, cooking, driving on crazy fast paced highways with road rage drivers, or just for us a play or meditative peaceful time at home.Vegetarianism also creates a creative focus of mind that plays out in all aspects of our lives from work to play. Synonymous, Knitting (or even those who crochet), has this same innate peace and creativeness that plays itself out in our daily lives .

Vegetarianism and knitting, such a comparison brings to light equality in so many positives that both evoke. If you do not knit or crochet as a vegetarian, you just may end up taking up the knitting or crochet needles soon because the creativeness that vegetarianism evokes can also be brought out in knitting and crocheting. Although I learned to knit at 40, at 42 when I became a vegetarian is when my creative knitting techniques really evolved. I found myself, changing knitting patterns to create garments with texture and color play. I never changed a pattern in my life, but a creative spirit of ideas began surging from me as a vegetarian that elicited dreams and ideas of knitted garments that I never thought of in changing a pattern. I love being a vegetarian because that same creative spark found its way in bringing back alive my love of cooking. To experiment with vegetarian dishes from the around the world, and share them with you and others in person, is a joy that you give me!

My new definition of Vegetarianism and knitting: Creativeness at work. Peacefulness of mind and spirit. Solving problems with a meditative state and clear mind. Keeping Stress away.
Did you know fact: High blood pressure (also called hypertension) tends to be more common in African Americans who are at a higher risk for this serious disease than any other race or ethnic group. The good news is that high blood pressure can be controlled, and prevented through a vegetarian diet and knitting! Knitting is often prescribed by physicians to people within high stress jobs such as police officers. Knitting melts away the stress, lowers blood pressure, and can control high blood pressure with additional natural methods under a physician care. When my dad was a police officer, he took up crocheting (another stress free alternative to those who prefer crochet over knitting) by advise of a physician and controlled his stress level and high blood pressure with the addition of healthy meals and medication as needed. Melt away your stress, and lower your blood pressure. Knit away...
Ways to helping you become a vegetarian, or become a creative vegetarian crafter:
1. Do you have a craft you enjoy, or what to learn a craft? Learn that craft or go become in your skills. Become creative and you will see that creativeness give you peace of mind and a spark of ideas in being and becoming a vegetarian.
2. Join a knitting group, vegetarian group, or a knitting/vegetarian group. Or, stop your own group. For local groups in your area, is a great way to meet other women who have your same interests.
3. Try these Black Knitting websites for confidence to learn to knit, or increase your knitting skills or ideas:
Stitches of Heritage (this is Deb's website who wrote the first vegetarian reader story on why she became a vegetarian. Deb knits, crochets, and cross stitch) (Ralvery is a knitting and crocheting website that also has several black knitting and crochet groups. Just do a search of the groups once signed up)
~ Sister Vegetarian