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.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sister's "I have a dream"

I had a great run this morning with the women's running group that I joined this week. After the run, we cheered, shouted, and gave ourselves and the run leaders a big "Hell YEAH! Bring on more!"

Women of all different nationalities, shapes, and sizes who came together for one goal: to illustrate to ourselves that we can and we will! Women had stories of just giving birth 2 months before, and training for their first triathlon or half marathon in the upcoming months. Women who are trying to lose weight, or have lost weight and still trying to reach their goal weight. Women who are tired of making their children and husband their life without taking time out for themselves, and proving that their name is other than"__'s Mom" or "___'s wife."

Only one thing I wish I saw more of was women of color. Out of 80 women which we broke ourselves into groups of those who were very athletic and ran as Group A to those who never ran in their life for Group D. Of of 80 women, only 8-10 women (and, that included myself) were black. I noticed this trend when hiking and backpacking. I am the only black person on the trail, and sometimes I get amazing stares because...well, seeing a black person hike or backpack is not common. Even running today, other runners not part of my group were rarely women or men of color. I could properly count 5 runners who were running alone or with friends who were women or men of color.

My dream is to see more women of color become involved in more athletic pursuits for a healthy body, and mind. We may eat healthy as vegetarians and vegans, but the buck does not stop there. I have a dream of seeing more women of color become athletic no matter the age, and especially get outdoors. Enjoy nature. See how nature can revitalize through running, biking, hiking, walking, or other sports. Being athletic whether in your 20s or 80s is vital to being strong mentally and physically. One of my role models is a patient at work who at 83 years old, still runs the Chicago Marathon every year! When I grow up, I want to be just like her!

When we are active, age has no barriers and athletic pursuits do not know the word "I Can't" I have a dream to see more women of color active and healthy. Please let me see that dream come true. I do not want to be the only women of color on the trail, or one of 9 in a running group of 80. Let's get out, and do something for our body, mind, and soul: Be active, show endurance, and let me hear you scream after a run, hike, bike, or walk.."YEAH! I did it" Bring it on!"

~Sister Vegetarian

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Celebrating 44 years: Healthy, Fit, and Fabulous!

Yesterday I celebrated my 44th year on this beautiful planet.

I reflected and thanked God for my health, and the opportunity to share the importance of taking back our health through a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle accompanied with exercise.

At 44, I also decided to resume my love of running and join a local women's running club. I trained myself last summer 2009 for a half marathon, but due to a knee injury sustained from over training, I had to sit it out. I was overzealous and riding my brother's marathon rainbow as I tried to jump from one 5 K to a half-marathon in 4 months. I was also 30 pounds more last summer which also attributed to a knee injury. Currently, I am now back to my goal weight of 4 years ago of 108 lbs at 5'2" where I have lost a total of 41 pounds since February 2009. I am feeling healthy and strong, and I am healthy and STRONG at 44!

However, as I reflect, this knee injury did not stop me from my love of hiking and backpacking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Point being, when we fall another door of opportunity opens. I sustained that knee injury because I was being to hard on myself to accomplish this half marathon goal too quick, and to hopefully run within a year with my 50 year old brother who has competed in the Boston and New York Marathons for the past 10 years. I craved the idea for us to run together and cross the finish line togther, that I overtrained.
From my knee injury, I learned to take this in my own time and live my life rather than to run on someone else's rainbow. I carved my own rainbow; and, I am gliding, running, hiking, and walking this journey with a smile and a joy at 44 years old.

My advice to you is to carve your own rainbow and have fun gliding.
Don't be hard on yourself. Do not focus on what you can't do. Focus on what you can do and thank God for the ability to do these things.

At 44, I thank God for my weight loss, the ability to run, ability to hike, ability to backpack, and the ability to wake up and enjoy these things with a healthy body. At 44, I feel and I am fit, fabulous, healthy, and more athletic than I have ever been in my life. I say I'm 44, but I do not feel my age.

My restrictions are not based on my age, but the restrictions that I put on myself. I hope to keep those restrictions away and accomplish what I wnat to accomplish.

I hope to post within the next couple of months myself crossing the finish line on many upcoming races with a smile; a spring in my step; and, a thank you to God for the ability to do these things.
~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"