The Esther Effect: How are two dads and their daughter changing the world? Like this – Watch the video!

25th March 2019 is a date I will never forget, and my smile says it all. On that wonderful Monday, Esther the Wonder Pig‘s dads and founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter had kindly agreed to come all the way from Campbellville Ontario, Canada to Sheffield and give two… Continue reading The Esther Effect: How are two dads and their daughter changing the world? Like this – Watch the video!

Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019

I cannot be more excited to let you know that Esther the Wonder Pig‘s dads, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter are coming to Sheffield this March! Ever since I went vegan more than five years ago, I’ve been following Esther’s adventures and her dads on Facebook. Not quite managing to find my own voice and… Continue reading Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019

World Vegan Month: 5 easy swaps to make your diet healthier and kinder for you, the planet, and animals. Also where to eat out in Sheffield?

Feature image with big thanks to artist Tim Boyd) I am happy to have been asked to write this piece for the sustainability team at Sheffield University and have the opportunity to show anyone interested in going vegan or incorporating more plant-based meals just how affordable and simple it is. What we choose to eat… Continue reading World Vegan Month: 5 easy swaps to make your diet healthier and kinder for you, the planet, and animals. Also where to eat out in Sheffield?

Anarchy and Accountability? A staggering reflection of a heartbreaking conference: Insights from the 5th Anarchist Network Studies Conference

The process of getting into and going to a conference has been widely written about with sarcasm, cynicism and humour by amazing writers like David Lodge so I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Like a terrible first date that sticks with you long after its over, I needed the weekend to mull it over, thinking about […]

Academia and the moral duty of activism: Some causes are more equal than others

I wrote this essay for the Grantham Centre for Sustainable futures and it was originally published here. This year the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Future is funding my activism initiative to organise a delegation of Grantham Scholars and local Sheffield Animal Rights activists to join the annual animal rights march in London. In preparation for… Continue reading Academia and the moral duty of activism: Some causes are more equal than others

Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

On behalf of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures we, a team of 1st year PhD students including Emma K. Smith (her blog) Florentine Weber and myself organised and hosted a debate on 1 May, 2018 as part of the exciting yearly Sheffield Festival of Debate focusing on the urgent and often not discussed issue of overpopulation. At the… Continue reading Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism #VegAPPG: Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?

18 July 2018 Yesterday I had the excellent opportunity to attend my first APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) meeting at the Houses of Parliament. I’m embarrassed to disclose that I’ve never been to the Houses of Parliament. Of course, working and studying in London for four years made sure I walked past the impressive Georgian building… Continue reading All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism #VegAPPG: Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?