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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sister's Comfort Zone

I'm a very natural woman. I use to be concerned with applying a full face of makeup before heading out the door (even just grocery shopping on a Saturday morning). Even when engaging in outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, or even going to the gym to work-out, in my early twenties and early thirties, I had to make my self up to just sweat it off and look like a melted candy bar with makeup and eyeliner dripping down my face. I would wear wigs and weaves to hide my true hair of which I seemed ashamed. I became natural 11 years ago not only with my hair, but with my personality. I wore less makeup and now no face of makeup unless I would like to really dress for a fun evening. My clothes are relaxed and more hiking skirts that are business casual skirts for work. I wear khaki-business casual pants to work and strut my natural look.

I am a free-spirit and so comfortable that as a lover of sport games  as baseball, hockey, and foorball and if you ask me over for a baby shower, or fun gathering when the NY Yankees, NY Rangers hockey, or Miami Dolphins are on TV, you better believe that I will turn that came on at your home and watch it in the middle of the gathering at your home or run indoors during the cook-out at your home to watch the game.

I walk like a Nubian goddess with my beautiful shaved hair and make-up less smooth face where people can't believe that I am almost 46 years old and wondering if I am in my early twenties. I attribute my glowing skin and good health to a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. I feel free...a free spirit with always have a smile on my face. I remember in my 20s and early 30s where even with a full face of makeup with my hair in various weave styles on a monthly basis,  or a wide curly 90s style wig that I felt like my head was one of those bobble heads-too heavy to hold still- that I was still not comfortable. It was not until I realized that I must be myself. I am not the girl and now woman who must have their self made up with a full face of make-up, and I am more comfortable with my hair in its beautiful natural Nubian kinkiness of first a short afro, then dreadlocks for 4-1/2 years, and now a shaved short cut for now 6 years. I am comfortable with who and whom I am- a natural vegan woman who feels free. I feel no need to be someone else or to try to fit in someone's image of how I should look.

What does this have to do with being a vegetarian or vegan? Alot! As a vegetarian or vegan starting out or for years, we tend to want to follow someone else's path of what our vegetarian or vegan journey should consist of and how it should be lived. Instead of examining why we want to become a vegetarian or vegan, and exploring the reasons and how-to's of living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for our beliefs, we try to fit into other's molds of a vegetarian or vegan. We want to "fit in" and "just be" a number rather than be one of the beautiful unique examples of this lifestyle. As I reiterate in my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living, be yourself. Be proud of your journey. Respect why you want to become a vegetarian or vegan, or why you currently lead this lifestyle. Stand your grounds. Be confident and strong because you are the one who must live with your decisions on a daily basis - not the ones you are trying to impress or try to fit into their mold. When you live this vegetarian or vegan lifestyle journey for you, you become free. Free to explore the infinite possibilities. You become a free spirit. You become comfortable. You live in your comfort zone and it feels good.

Be yourself. Be who and whom you are in this journey for you. Eveyone's vegetarian or vegan journey counts, and becomes a part of the many definitions of what a vegetarian or vegan is.Don't be just a number. Be yourself, and in the works of Buddhism..."Just Be." ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

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