Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 16 ~ Michelle Carrera

In today’s interview we welcome our special guest, Michelle Carrera. 

Michelle is a professional translator, writer, and founding director of the vegan non-profit Chilis on Wheels, which is an organisation that helps to provide people in need with warm vegan meals via chapters across the US and in Puerto Rico.

Michelle has worked with a wide range of animal advocacy organisations, and has also worked in adult literature, immigration, food justice and reproductive rights initiatives. Such a wide spectrum of activism has shaped her view of connected struggles. She also leads talks on veganism and hunger, low income vegan living and community building. 

Michelle joins us today to speak about all of these issues, as well as her contribution to the new book, Veganism in an Oppressive World. 


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE, or use the player below. 












Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 15 ~ Rayven Whitaker

In this interview, we are joined by our very special guest, Rayven Whittaker.

Rayven is a 9th grade Home-Schooled Student, who chose to go vegan in 2017 after attending her second Triangle VegFest. She has been the co-host and co-producer of numerous Podcasts (dating back to 2012). 

She is looking forward to the continuing pursuits of her interests in (Music, Dance, Film, Photography, Writing, Journalism, and outside of the Arts.

Rayven is an advocate for Black lives, and is very proud to be so, she is also an advocate for human rights in general, and the rights of other animals. She joins us to speak about that, and about her essay in the new book, Veganism in an Oppressive World.


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE, or use the player below. 


Thursday, May 10, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 14 ~ Carol J. Adams

In this interview we were thrilled to welcome our special guest, Carol J. Adams. 

Carol is the author of more than 20 books, including the ground breaking The Sexual Politics of Meat now in a 25th anniversary edition. Burger, just released in Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons Series and the forthcoming Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time. She is also the author of over 100 articles on the topics of vegetarianism and veganism, animal advocacy, domestic violence and sexual abuse, with a focus on the interconnections between forms of violence against humans and against other animals.

Carol has been an inspiring leader of the animal movement for decades, is highly respected for her work and has been a mentor to countless other advocates. To read Carol's article on DxE that was discussed in this interview, please CLICK HERE. 


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE or use the player below. 












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Sunday, May 6, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 13 ~ Harley McDonald Eckersall

In this interview we were very excited to welcome our special guest, Harley McDonald-Eckersall. 

Harley is one of the directors and founding members of an exciting new Australian group called Young Voices for Animals or YVA (pronounced ee-vah). 

Founded in early 2017, YVA is a group run for youth, by youth, with a vision to educate, and empower the next generation of young people working towards animal liberation. This year they have launched their first project, Catalyst, which is a youth leadership and development program designed to allow young people the opportunity to take a concern for other animals to the next level and start building a better future. 

Harley is also passionate about using stories to change our perception of other animals and see them for who they really are. With a deep interest in social justice, she's spent the last two years serving as a volunteer for a number of organisations while studying a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) and a Master of Cultural and Creative Industries at Monash University.


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE, or use the player below. 











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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 12 ~ Meneka Repka

In this interview, we were delighted to welcome our special guest, Meneka Repka. 

Meneka is an artist and teacher living in Calgary.  As an illustrator, and in her work, Meneka investigates the complicated relationships between humans and other animals. 

Meneka joins us today to speak about the 'cruelty free' label, cash crops, what she would like mainstream veganism to recognise in regard to making safe spaces for People of Colour, and about her contribution to the new book, Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Colour Community Project.

To listen to this interview please click HERE, or use the player below. 












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Saturday, February 17, 2018

ARZone Total LIberation Interview 11 ~ Mary Lawrence

In this interview we were pleased to welcome our special guest, Mary Lawrence. 

Mary is a vegan chef and wellness educator. She’s also a board member of the American Vegan Society, and a frequent speaker at vegan events in the United States.  She holds a certificate in plant based nutrition, a BA in English, and an MA in Communication. 

Through advocacy that includes cooking classes and engaging conversations, Mary helps to make the vegan transition as easy as possible, more affordable - and delicious. 

Mary joined us to speak about her brand new book, Eat Vegan with Me, a book which is about vegan-friendly food, and much more. She also covered issues such as overcoming obstacles, family dynamics, self care, reducetarianism and much more. 


To listen to this interview, please click HERE or use the player below.










Saturday, January 20, 2018

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 10 ~ Saryta Rodriguez

In this interview we spoke with Saryta Rodriguez. 

Saryta is an author, editor, social justice advocate, and educator. Their first book, Until Every Animal is Free, was published in 2015, and they are currently working on a compilation of essays examining food justice from a variety of lenses. Saryta’s past writings have focused on food justice, veganism, race, and gentrification. 

Saryta is joining us today to speak about their chapter in the new book, “Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Colour Community Project”


To listen to this interview please click HERE or use the player below. 











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Thursday, January 4, 2018

ARZone Total LIberation Interview 9 ~ Rama Ganesan

In this interview we spoke with Rama Ganesan. 

Rama lived in Chennai India until the age of 10 when she emigrated to the UK with her family.  She graduated from the University of Oxford, and also has a PhD from the University of Wales. She then moved to the US with her spouse, and has lived there ever since. Rama became a vegan after reading “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer, set as college reading for her son. She then began to work to promote veganism, and currently works as a vegan educator where she presents to thousands of students. She runs many local vegan events in northern Indiana, and is a Pollination Project grantee for this work.

Rama joined us to speak about her contribution to a new book recently released, titled “Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Colour Community Project”. This book was conceptualised and edited by Julia Feliz Brueck and incorporates the views and advocacy advice of Vegans of Colour from around the world, in order to ensure that our movement is as effective as it can be.







To listen to this interview please click HERE, or use the player above. 





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