Hello, my name is Keira. I live and work in Brisbane, Australia. I'm a big bookworm and I'm also passionate about human and animal rights. I've been vegan since January 2010, and I was vegetarian for 6 months before that. In 2013 I did my Honours thesis on vegans living in poverty.
I'm in love with Kuan Yin Tea House and their delivery service (try the Pork Rib Noodle Soup!). I live with two adopted friends and my long-term partner and hope to adopt a cat and two guinea pigs in the future. I am genderqueer and my pronouns are they/them.
I originally created this blog to keep me busy by debunking some myths that surround veganism, as well as writing a short history of not eating animals. I have a lot less time nowadays, but I do try to write about books and comics that I have read, political issues (e.g. sexism), personal issues (e.g. endometriosis) and share poems and short stories that I have written.
Do you have a myth or idea you want me to look into, or just want to chat? Send me a message! I generally respond in a few days.
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.
I have done over 100 loans through Kiva. 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 - 2015.