Veganism is a social justice issue, not just a plant-based diet or lifestyle: Kadri Aavik (EE)
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2d ago
Kadri Aavik Kadri Aavik (EE) is a vegan, a feminist and an animal advocate. She is also an academic working in sociology of gender (with a focus in critical studies on men and masculinities), critical animal studies and vegan studies—and their intersections. Here, Kadri reflects among other things, on what were the challenges of her vegan pregnancy, what is the biggest challenge she has faced with being vegan and what is feminism to her.  Kadri, how do you define yourself?  I find defining myself a complicated task because there are so many dimensions to us and because selves are nev ..read more
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I like to question the current norms of visibility: Marjukka Irni (FI)
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3w ago
Marjukka Irni It has been said that photography has always been a very political art form, as when taking and making images, a photographer always makes statements and photography is always a deliberate act.  Marjukka Irni is a visual artist and art therapist from Finland. Here, Marjukka reflects among other things, on what is veganism to her and what is her aim as an artist.  Marjukka, how do you define yourself?  I am a visual artist and I define myself also as an artivist.  What is veganism to you?  To me veganism is eating healthier food, and caring about animal ri ..read more
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Educating human persons and fundraising are positive ways to tackle animal suffering: Amanda George (The Sanctuary Angels; UK)
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1M ago
Fundraising is vital for rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming non-human persons. Amanda George, knowing that millions of non-human persons are homeless, awaiting adoption in a shelter, or needing rescue, set up The Sanctuary Angels in 2008. The Sanctuary Angels raises funds, in the form of Angel Grants, for grass-roots animal rescues around the world. Since 2008 The Sanctuary Angels have raised more than £86,000 for rescues like Filey Cat Rescue in Yorkshire, Northern Ireland Battery Hen Rescue, Stray Aid Montenegro, Care for Cretan Cats, Hill Pony Resources in Dartmoor, Shelter Ugolyok in Uk ..read more
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My music is ideas for soundtracks of non-existent movies: Efe Ce Ele aka Efe Cabrera López (CO/ES) 
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2M ago
Women and other marginalised groups are shaping the future of the electronic music industry, but there is still a lack of gender diversity in electronic music scene. The Keychange programme of Tallinn Music Week that promotes the work and visibility of women and gender-expansive makers in the music industry, will bring Efe Ce Ele aka Efe Cabrera López to Tallinn, Estonia in April 2024.  Efe Ce Ele aka Efe Cabrera López Efe Ce Ele is an electronic music artist and producer who works in different media (music, visuals, digital/analogue electronic installations) based on the plasticity of so ..read more
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I didn’t really realise how important feminism was until I became a mother: Daphne Sivetidis (SE/GR)
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3M ago
Daphne Sivetidis Daphne Sivetidis is an illustrator and graphic designer. She has an MA in Migration from the University of Sussex (UK) and has been active in many migrant solidarity projects as well as grassroots organising in Athens and beyond. She is partly self-taught but has also studied design at Central Saint Martins (UK) and at Kingston University in London (UK). Here, Daphne reflects among other things, on what is feminism to her, what interests her in participatory methods and collaboration, and what have cats taught her.   Daphne, how do you define yourself? I have recently mov ..read more
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Peanut Butter Brownie Cake
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6M ago
Photo: Dagmar Ingredients – 2 * 350 g natural unsweetened peanut butter (room temperature) – 4 ripe bananas – 4 tbsp cocoa powder (according to your taste) – 2 tsp cinnamon powder – 2 tsp cardamom powder – 1 tsp curcumin powder Add your favourite species (according to your taste). Instructions In a large bowl, mash bananas. When they are completely mashed, add peanut butter, stir until smooth. Add cacao powder and spicies. Keep blending until fully smooth. Transfer the mix to a springform pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C. Let the cake cool at room temperature before slicing ..read more
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We should stop speciesism and value all living beings equally: Vala Árnadóttir (Hvalavinir – Stop whaling in Iceland; IS)
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9M ago
The history of whaling around Iceland is long. The country has one remaining whaling company, Hvalur, and Iceland suspended whale hunt on June 20 this year after a government-commissioned report concluded the hunt does not comply with the country’s Animal Welfare Act. But Iceland’s government lifted the summer suspension on whaling, allowing hunting to resume under a series of tight new regulations from the 1st of September. Vala Árnadóttir Vala Árnadóttir, a deputy MP for the Pirate Party, the chairperson of the Icelandic Vegan Society and a spokesperson of Hvalavinir – Stop whaling in Icelan ..read more
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Do you want to be a part of a non-violent or violent world?: Anny Drobet (EE)
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10M ago
Anny Drobet Anny Drobet is a board member of the Estonian Vegan Society, who belives that non-human animals are in this world not for us, but with us. Here, Anny reflects among other things, on why is veganism a feminist issue, what are her principles of being a vegan and what are the major environmental issues that our world is facing today.  Anny, how do you define yourself?  Because veganism is such a big part of my life, I define myself primarily through it. So, I am a vegan. I am also an animal rights and animal liberation activist.  When and why did you go vegan?  I w ..read more
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Wearing a jewellery of nature is a statement pro nature, pro nature protection, and pro sustainable consumption: Satu-Lotta Peltola (sLotta; FI)
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1y ago
Satu-Lotta Peltola is a Finnish artisan jewellery maker. Here, Satu-Lotta reflects among other things, on the joy of finding and inventing new materials that are suitable for jewellery, what nature can teach us and what needs to happen to improve protection of environment.  Satu-Lotta Peltola. Photo: Juhani Palmolahti Satu-Lotta, how do you define yourself?  I am a Finnish artisan jewellery maker, a former cultural journalist in television, now retired, mother of four boys (now men) and a wife: a happy woman.  What were your reasons being establishing the brand sLotta?  I e ..read more
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Easter, or no Easter
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1y ago
Respecting and protecting the life, wisdom and rights of non-human persons throughout the year. I made this collage when I was 5 years old ..read more
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