Why Vegan?

When I was 13, in 1980, I had my last meal of red meat: a Carl’s Jr. bacon cheese burger. It wasn’t very appetizing, and it certainly wasn’t an emotional farewell. It was more like: good, I don’t have to eat that crap again despite what normal convention was around me. At that age, I…

First Bikini Competition Take Aways

First Bikini Competition Take Aways Standing backstage in a cramped, starkly-lit dressing room lined with warped mirrors, I stared at the other women. There was so much waiting time, I couldn’t fight the urge to take a hard look at everyone. We were all deeply, sadly orange, nervous, and not interacting. The room smelled of…