This article is based on Peggy McIntosh’s article on white privilege and was written by a number of straight-identified students at Earlham College who got together to look at some examples of straight privilege. These dynamics are but a few examples of the privilege which straight people have….
I’m scared to finish college. After this summer, I really don’t need my financial situation to be on repeat when I go out into the real world. If I don’t play my cards right, I could end up struggling and thats NOT on my to-do list. I’ve experienced it, first and second hand, its not okay and I…
SO I was scrolling through my archive, and I found this from 2 years ago…
So I’ve been home at my mommas for about 3 and a half weeks now and she has like 4 vegan friendly things. I swear. If it werent for my subway gift cards, and random outings, I’d starve. My body hasn’t been very well taken care of.
I apologize body =/
I stayed taking my vitamins though, so I’m not too bad. I was just too broke to do otherwise.
So I head back to school tomorrow, and I’ll be able to handle my shit, and bring my body back to life lol.
So this semester, I’ve tried about 5 different places, and I like them for their different recipes/locations whatever.
- Vegan House - This was right off of Sunset (although theres one on Sunset, too). I went with my coworker Sofia and my wifey Ashley. At first I was skeptical cause you drive up and its like “Vegan HOUSE” so you’re expecting a house, like a nice place, right? No. It looks like a shack. It looks like you might have to step on other customers to get to your chair. Its small. BUT the food is AMAZING. I had tofu pad thai and there was too much tofu for my preference, but that’s not always a bad thing :)
- Cru - Again, Ashley joined me, and so did my friend Kasey. This place is in Silverlake, which had a lot of other vegan options, I noticed. One thing to say about Cru. CHOCOLATE WASTED. All of the food here, first of all is raw, so that was interesting, I had never had a raw meal before. shared pad thai (whoa more noodles) and it had a kick to it! Not a kick like a painful one where I wanted to throw up. Like a “i thought that was pepper but really it was chili powder” kick. Yum :) And okay. The dessert….we had…fuck it, idk it was some damn good dark chocolate (made from raw coco beans, I’m pretty sure) cake. It was SO rich and SO good, I would easily go back JUST for the dessert menu.
- Thai Vegan - This place is adorably tiny and right across from Urth Caffe (which is also amazing) in Santa Monica. I went with Ashley’s friend who was visiting from NY and we were leaving Edgemar Theatre Center when we noticed how tiny, interesting and vegan friendly it obviously was (big sign read THAI VEGAN) so naturally, everything else became irrelevant. The size is smaller than Vegan House, and it doesn’t really have 4 walls…its more like….the kitchen is inside, you order from the window and you eat outside under a tarp. The inside of the tarp is all kinds of good vibes though, (despite being more appropriate for people the size of my thigh), it was filled with plants, and wooden chairs, sculptures, and neutral calm colors. Plus the wind of course. So the meal was super simple, rice and curry but my mouth orgasm-ed about 16 times! My curry was a little spicy, but that’s just how I like it. :) And they give you the option of white or brown rice. I got brown, and it was the prefect texture.
- The Vegan Joint - Off National. This place - this place had a funny feeling for some reason. BUT the had bomb ass breakfast foods! Ashley had a burrito I think (regular style) and I had a vegan omelet with potatoes and salsa. The omelet was made from tofu and it was super filling, and yummy :) Ashley tried some green drink. Or was it purple that taste like green? I don’t know but it was some antioxidant - veggie drink…it was nasty, basically. So I’d go for the food. Not the drinks :)