T.O.F.U. #12 | Meet the Authors

Cover for Issue 12 Meet the Authors

Although we didn’t reach the first goal for the Patreon campaign before the deadline I set, I’m still really excited to release T.O.F.U. #12 digitally, and I’m looking forward to hearing from readers after they’ve had a chance to check it out.

With that in mind, I thought I would give you another glimpse into just what the issue contains by sharing the list of authors involved. I suspect you’ll recognize at last some of the names, whether it’s from past issues or social media, and I hope you’ll take the time to get to know those people that are also not familiar to you.

So, without further adieu, here’s a little about the authors of the upcoming issue on mental health and veganism:

Dr. Linda Alvarez

Dr. Linda Alvarez is an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge. She is Co-Founder and Director of Vegan Advocacy Initiative, an animal advocacy and food justice organization. Linda holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Master’s Degrees in International Relations and Latin American Studies. Her scholarly interests revolve around exploring the ways in which underrepresented and marginalized groups interact, challenge, and resist dominant structures of power. Much of her research has focused on the experience of migration, violence, and trauma among farmworkers and slaughterhouse workers. Linda is also an avid veganic gardener and might be slightly obsessed with the amazing life systems beneath the ground, namely the interaction of soil, fungus, and worms.


a.b. is a cis-queer, chronically ill author of speculative fiction, who enjoys producing stories that connect topics of magic, mental illness, and animals with relevant social-political issues. They currently has a single short story in publication with Sci-Fest L.A. after winning an Honourable Mention for the 2017 Roswell Award. As well, they recently placed as a finalist in the NOWW’s 2017 Annual International Writing Contest.

w: archiewrites.wordpress.com

Julia Feliz Brueck

Julia Feliz Brueck is a decade long vegan, mother of two, scientist, and published author and illustrator. She is also the founder of Sanctuary Publishers (sanctuarypublishers.com), a vegan book publisher that gives back to marginalized communities with every book sold. Published under the Sanctuary Publishers label, sales from Julia’s newest book, the Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide, which aims to help parents feed their babies and toddlers safely, simply, and through evidence based means, also helps support the work of Chilis on Wheels, an organization that helps to feed the homeless with vegan meals.

fb: juliafelizbrueck | sanctuarypublishers

Emily von Euw

Emily von Euw is the creator of the award-winning recipe blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, as well as the best-selling author of three cookbooks: Rawsome Vegan Baking; 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks; and The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook. Their passion in life comes from friendships, food, forests, mountains, meadows, and music. Em has presented at veg expos and festivals across Canada and the US, and lives just outside Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

w: thisrawsomeveganlife.com | fb & ig: @thisrawsomeveganlife

Stephanie Gorchynski

I am.

{ A red seal chef for almost twenty years; a registered holistic nutritionist (humans & companion animal, respectively—with specialties in homeopathy & herbalism); a reiki practitioner; a personal trainer; an empowerment & life mentor; a vegan life coach & educator (RHN, PTS, HHP / HLC, & VLCE) for the last decade; a female business owner practicing privately. An eco-ethical business consultant, innovator & food entrepreneur; owner, founder & CEO of Pleasantville (a vegan food manufacturing company); owner and founder of Daughter of Alchemy (a natural wellness collective), respectively; an unapologetic (whole food plant-based mostly raw) vegan for a decade; an Empath; an authenticity, positive mental attitude facilitator; a meditator; a student of self-development; a lightworker of quantum mechanics/metaphysics, natural magic, witchcraft & esoteric practices (tarot, astrology, and more); a gym & yoga-goer; a tattoo collector; a rescue pup mum; an ethical activist; a writer, aspiring published author; a public speaker and contributor to projects, programs, workshops & groups seeking to empower strong hearts to the front; a defender of the faith, the sweet, and the sacred. }

All of this, none of this, so much more (or perhaps a lot less). Always more love, not less—feeding the good wolf.

ig: @goodxwolf | @pxvxii | @wearedoa

Dan Hanley

Dan Hanley is a professional non-profit fundraiser who also created and writes for The Gay Vegans blog. He believes in working to make the world a better and safer place for all living beings while building bridges and focusing on the fact that we all have more in common than not. In his spare time, he loves the beach, eating, and engaging folks to vote and become more politically active. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his husband, Mike, and their companion animals Monti and Luna.

w: thegayvegans.com | fb, ig, & t: thegayvegans

Marissa Hanson

Marissa Hanson is a Journalism and International Relations Student from that place with the fancy bridge, Sydney, Australia. She has a weird fascination with seals and manatees, and can always find dogs when out in public.

t: @marissalee | ig: @marissalee89

Sarah Louise

Sarah Louise is a vegan bake-tivist & blogger, hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She can most often be found in her kitchen creating cakes & naming them after cringe-worthy puns whilst listening to pop punk, frantically meeting some sort of writing deadline (*cough*), or watching The X-Files! You can find her lurking about the internet at:

w: bluerosevegan.ca | t: @bluerosevegan | @sarahlouiseAF

Jenny Marie

Jenny is a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. She enjoys rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters, and a very special beardo.

w: jenny-marie.co.uk | fb: jennymarieveganblog | t & ig: @fifteenkeats

Katie Remis

Katie Remis lives in Colorado with her partner and their two vegan rescue dogs. She is currently cooking up her next project and is focusing on her fitness journey.

ig: @katiifymvegan

Sarah Rice

Sarah is a body positive, intersectional vegan, the proud mother of a gender expansive child, and wife to a dedicated coastguardsman. She is a long time human rights activist and volunteer with multiple organizations; tabling, marching, fostering, and more. Sarah has dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of our society’s most vulnerable, both human and non-human.

Ahmad Safi

Ahmad Safi is the founder of Palestinian Animal League (PAL). He is an active member for social justice in Palestine. Father to three daughters, he is a refugee from the Jalazon camp. Stemming from his experiences as a refugee, Safi aims to work towards equality for humans, as well as animals.

w: pal.ps/en | t: @palleague | ig: @palestiniananimalleague

Susan Gail Taylor

Susan Gail Taylor is a vegan, activist, animal rescuer, and fitness enthusiast who enjoys the creative process of creating content. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA and having called Las Vegas, Nevada, USA home twice, she now resides in Tampa, Florida, USA with her boyfriend Nathan, her Chihuahuas, Tallon and Casey, and her Staffordshire Terrier, Kane. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Master of Arts degree in Professional and Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her current projects include launching a website entitled Greens Your Heart, focusing on plant-powered nutrition and fitness, and earning certification as a nutritional consultant.

w: greensyourheart.com | ig: @inkedveganfitgurl

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