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When veganism goes well

As we embarked on the dining challenge, I knew I’d have highs and lows while eating as a vegan on campus. There would be easy moments, frustrating moments, bewildering moments and things that had never occurred to me before. 470 more words

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Keeping Secrets from Friends

Today I’ll be brief. Writing, my job, and being a mom is catching up with my hands. Like most of us, I spend a ridiculous amount of time on my cell phone and laptop. 589 more words


Learning how to "Be OK"

I just want to be ok, be ok, be ok...

The lyrics of Ingrid Michaelson poured through my ears as I sat in my apartment, alone yet again on another Saturday night. 565 more words


Back-breaking. Hard-working. Self-supporting Student of PMI needs a Break

Rowen Gel Nesola is an 18-year old first year student of PMI.

He is also a product of Sponsor A Child (SAC) program, an NGO and partner of PMI. 332 more words


How to Make Them Proud

Let’s set the scene. Toddler Amanda, at Christmas opening gifts. I’m in a onesie with my hair all over my head, Mom is holding the  large video camera (early 90′s style), and my Dad is helping me open gifts in a golden terry cloth bathrobe. 378 more words

Why I'm vegan this week...

Food privilege. It’s a thing.
As a meat-loving carnivore, I knew I would never go hungry eating in the cafeteria where I went to college. It never crossed my mind that having diverse selection of foods to choose from was a privilege. 315 more words

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Summers of Growth

Y’all I am BEYOND excited about this summer.  This is going to be the best summer I have ever had and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you. 250 more words

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