Veganism's On TV …What's The Problem?
A Chinese New Year Feast with PhungKay Vegan
With Veganuary breaking records this year with over 250,000 sign ups, it was no surprise to see vegan topics being discussed on almost a daily basis on morning TV throughout January.
While it’s great to see veganism being discussed on mainstream television with hundreds of thousands of viewers, reviewing more than a few segments on the topic quickly shows a repeated format to the discussion, repetitive lines of questioning and attempts to frame vegans in a negative light.
The Power Of Getting Angry
We got to see in the Lunar New Year in true Vegan Queen style this week with PhungKay, London-based vegan Chinese food pioneers.
Phungkay, run by Jade Rathore and Angie Li took up residence at East London’s Benk + Bo, a gorgeous events space, workspace and yoga studio, for a weekend of celebration through food.
The Veganuary Round Up: Support Vegan Business Edition
It sometimes feels like we’re living in a world of positivity, and declarations of #postivevibes only.
Sure, nobody really likes to spend too much time with a Negative Nancy or a Debbie Downer (side note: why are all these names female?) but humans are capable of a wide and varied range of emotions. We are complex creatures who react to the world around us with emotions, thoughts and intelligence, to deny any ‘negative’ emotions is to deny a large portion of what makes us who we are.
VEGANS, LET’S TALK ABOUT BODIES
Veganuary is coming to an end, and we are welcoming many new vegans into our amazing and diverse community.
While we’ve seen, celebrated and eaten so many new options in mainstream restaurants, fast food eateries and from high street supermarkets, it’s important to remember the brands that have been there for us from the beginning.
Can We All Just Stop With The Hero Worship?
Every January more than 20% of us make a resolutions to reduce our bodies, to lose weight, to take up less space. Despite the growth of the body positivity movement, diet culture isn’t going anywhere just yet.
We originally published this piece on bodies in Issue Three of BRIGHT, but it’s just as relevant now. Rather than making a resolution to reduce yourself, why not choose to delve into body positivity instead?
VIDEO: Laura Callan talks Effective Advocacy at Vevolution Topics
From Issue Six, September 2018
Hero worship is defined as ‘excessive admiration for someone’, an idea that they are special or perfect, and is commonly directed at people in the public eye, celebrities or people that have made a name for themselves in one way or another.
We Tried The £9.50 Avolato
In Summer 2018 BRIGHT editor Laura Callan was invited to speak as part of an incredibly line up at Vevolution Topics: Effective Advocacy in London.
Watch the full talk online now.
You've probably seen this super Instagrammable avocado gelato doing the rounds on the internet, but did you know it's vegan and available in London? We went to check it out...
We know, avocados are the downfall of millennials worldwide, we buy stuff like this so we'll never be able to buy our own houses, etc. That all? Let's move on.