An introduction to a lifestyle that brings compassion, vibrant health, and a vast, delicious cuisine — plus a new sense of purpose, and a new experience of power to affect change.
Imagine that at retirement age, or while you’re still working, you reach for the opportunity to widen your perspective on the world, encounter new, interesting people and ideas, develop new skills, and share what we learn to help others. Veganism offers all of this, and it is yours for the taking.
Veganism offers a strong rebuttal to the feelings of having less influence an power in the world as we age. It offers many aspects of positive aging: The amazing health benefits that come with a plant-based diet, the fact that our choices do not hurt animals, and that the food we eat reduces the methane production that is a major contributor to global climate change.
And it’s easier than ever to eat this way! This book shares with you all of the great news about being vegan after age fifty! No matter where you are in your life, you can join a growing number of folks on this exciting journey. Because it is never too late to go vegan! Get the book! ISBN 978-1615190980.
Carol J. Adams worked to bring women’s studies courses to the University of Rochester in the early 1970s, and struggled to find a way to express feminist ideas in her papers for college. She protested the Vietnam War, did field work at the New Haven Women’s Liberation Center and in an abortion clinic at Yale Medical School where she was the day Roe v. Wade was announced by the Supreme Court.
During the late 70s and through most of the 80s, she was Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Inc., in Dunkirk, New York, an advocacy and service not-for-profit agency addressing issues of poverty, racism, and sexism. Our interview with Carol here: The Sexual Politics of Meat
With her partner, she started a Hotline for Battered Women. She served as Chairperson of the Housing Committee of the New York Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, co-ordinated a suit against a city for racism in its housing practices. Then she began writing what became The Sexual Politics of Meat. Carol lives near Dallas with her partner and their dog Holly, and continues her feminist-vegan writing.
Patti Breitman is co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals, director of the Marin Vegetarian Education Group, and has taught cooking classes for 15 years. She is on the advisory council of the Animals & Society Institute, an effective non-profit bringing science and knowledge together with ethics and compassion. She has been a vegan since 1986.
She writes letters on behalf of animals and the environment, volunteers with people in need, likes to sing in a community chorus, grow food in a community garden and hike in the hills of Marin County.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of Michigan. She writes, speaks and blogs about vegetarian and vegan diets for public and health professionals. She is a founding member of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and has twice co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Position on Vegetarian Diets. Ginny currently serves on the advisory board of the Vegetarian Resource Group and the board of directors of Vegfund.
She has taught courses on general nutrition, lifecycle nutrition, and nutrition education to dietetics students at Central Michigan University, and was also a dietitian with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and director of nutrition services for George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Ginny lives in Port Townsend, Washington, with her husband and an ever-changing population of rescued cats. She researches and writes about vegan nutrition, volunteers for her local animal shelter and feral cat group, practices piano, gardens, and is learning to knit with vegan fibers.