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)"

Purchase at Amazon:

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

These vegan police people are not paying your utilities and bills - you are working hard to pay your bills and you know where you are going!

Here's some encouragement for your Friday and weekend to live a beautiful and joyous vegan lifestyle as a newbie vegan:

I am frequently asked by newbie vegans if they must dispose of their leather shoes, purses, coats, etc since they now consider themselves vegans. This is a situation that tends to cause a lot of psychological drama and confusion for newbie vegans. It also tends to be a catalyst in causing newbie vegans from continuing in this beautiful lifestyle change because of this scrutiny by those who want to act like the "vegan fashion police" toward newbie vegans. The non-vegan clothing, shoes, boots, and accessory purchases that you made in the past before becoming a vegan does not reflect upon the "new" health conscious, animals rights, and environmentally conscious person you have become. For your encouragement in these situations of not knowing what to do or being questioned by someone who wants to name themselves the "vegan fashion police," I love to quote an old saying, "it does not matter where you've been, but it's where you are going that counts." What counts is not what you purchased in the past because you are now making conscious purchase decisions. Those decisions are positive stands in the right direction for your health, animal rights, and the environment.

If you have the funds to donate your former non-vegan purchases such as leather shoes, boots, and wool or leather coats to charity that's great! However, many people these days can barely make ends meet and giving up your shoes and coats before you have the funds to purchase non-vegan items is not smart or economical. You are no longer purchasing new items that are made from animal skins. You are aware of your unconscious decisions in the past to eat animals and purchase animal clothing and accessories. You have now changed your views and lifestyle by becoming a vegan. As long as you now make conscious purchases going forward in your new vegan lifestyle, you are making a positive change everyday. You are leading a vegan lifestyle that saves animals by the second.

I can't say that there will not be a self-named "vegan fashion police person" - because there is always one in the crowd who wants to tell someone what to wear, how to live, and what to eat as a vegan. These people do not make up the vegan community which is composed of thoughtful and caring individuals who understand the dramas encountered as a newbie vegan. If you do encounter this "vegan fashion police" person, just remember that, you know who and whom you are now and the changes you have made in taking a stand to fight for animal rights and animal lives. If someone has a problem with what you are still wearing such as your leather shoes as a newbie vegan, then the problem is their own. Let them know you are making conscious decisions in your purchases, and when the funds become available, you will make a change in your clothing. If they have a problem with that statement, don't let their drama get in your way of leading a successful vegan lifestyle. Just walk away from them, and let them deal with their drama by themselves - they are the ones with the problem and not you. The problem is their own and not yours. Rather than helping others, they are hindering others in leading this lifestyle. You do not want a part of that drama.. As I said, you know who and whom you are-where you've been and where you are going in this new lifestyle change.

There is no need to go broke and replace all your non-vegan clothing if your rent, mortgage, car payment, school loan, utilities, or other bills are due. These vegan police people are not paying your utilities and bills - you are working hard to pay your bills and you know where you are going!

You know where you've been!

You know who and whom you are!

You are a proud vegan!

I salute you!

Viva La Vegan Revolution!

~ Sister Vegetarian


Evelyn said...

Hi Donna,

I totally agree with you. It doesn't matter where you come from it's where you're going. Amen!

You hit the nail on the head.

P.S. I love your banner. You look great!

Sister Vegetarian said...

Thank you Evelyn :) Also, I love your website and your passion for helping others to live a lifestyle of a plant based diet :) We both realized how our fibroid tumors had a lot to do with the non-plant based foods we ate, and now we are spreading the message in all aspects in how a plant based diet can prevent, treat, heal, reverse, and in some cases cure illnesses and diseases. My hats off to you for the awesome job you are going! ~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Natasha said...

Great post! The best part is, many of the "police" don't even live the lifestyle.
I love when non-vegetarians question my decision to not go "all the way" to veganism.

There will always be folks who question your decisions. As you said, it's important to know who you are and be proud of that.

Thanks for the reminder :)