About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

An Approach to Actually Reaching New People

In response to “Have you ever had a bad vegan experience?” a Facebook reader commented:
EK Green
I love these articles. I was talking with someone at work about vegetarianism the other day, and I brought up how grateful I am that EK Green talked to me about this topic. Before, I'd had a negative attitude toward veganism, as you talk about in these articles. But EK introduced me to a realistic, shades-of-gray way of thinking.

I had mostly avoided vegetarianism because of 1) a sentimental connection to some meals (Mom's Thanksgiving stuffing) and 2) occasional anemia. Both things that I could have worked around, but I just wasn't ready to. So I put it off and kept eating meat, often multiple times a day. EK's example, attitude, and understanding approach made it really easy to cut back a bit at a time. At this point, I'd say I only eat meat two or three times a week, and I'm trying to cut back further.

Bottom line: there's at least one vegan making a real difference by talking to non-vegans in a positive, constructive way!

You can be a part of realistic, impactful work. Please just click here - thanks so much!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes! Much needed! Much better way to educate.