Hello, my name is Keira. I am a Sociology Honours graduate living in Brisbane. I currently work in a book store, which I am loving. I've been vegan since January 2010, and I was vegetarian for 6 months before that. I live with two adopted friends, my partner and housemate.
I originally created this blog to keep me busy during my unemployment by debunking some myths that surround veganism, as well as a short history of not eating animals. Now I am also writing about books and comics that I have read and sharing food that I have made.
Do you have a myth or idea you want me to look into, or just want to chat? Send me a message!
There are two organisations that I am constantly encouraging people to join me in supporting, which I hope you are able to look at today:
Kiva is a micro-financing organisation that helps people to fund loans to other people who want to build their businesses, get an education, start a business, support their families, build a house and more. If you use this link you can do a loan for free (and I will get a free one to do as well).
I have done over 100 loans through Kiva, mainly funded by money from a previous job that I have been able to keep recirculating; about $500 has now become more than $3,500 worth of loans. There are some risks and I encourage you to investigate these as well as the difference between pre- and post-disbursed loans. There is also a Vegetarians and Vegans group on Kiva that you can join if you want to.
World Community Grid uses your computer's processing power to advance research for AIDS, Clean Energy, Cancer and more. I've been using it for months on my laptop which loves to freeze when I have a word document and the internet open so you don't need too much computing power to be able to be a part of this. You can also fiddle with the options so that it only turns on when a certain amount of your computer/laptop's processing power is being used. They shrink the information packages that are downloaded and uploaded as well so you won't notice too much (if any) of an impact on your internet usage. If you'd like to join the 'vegan power' team click this link.
© Keira Edwards-Huolohan 2013.