I nurtured my first book idea for fifteen years before it was published as The Sexual Politics of Meat. I learned the importance of incubation, of perseverance, and having faith in myself as a writer. My activism involves the heart-piercing experience of working for social justice (which includes justice for nonhuman animals) and against domestic violence, homelessness, racism, and violence against animals. Since 1996, I have maintained a daily journal practice that has transformed my writing and anchored my activism. For the first decade of the twenty-first century, I was deeply involved in providing care to three elderly people. I am currently completing a book about this experience.

I am often asked: How did I become a vegan? How did I write The Sexual Politics of Meat?  Recently, the artist Suzy Gonzalez created a wonderful animation that answers these questions, and others. I am so honored by her creativity!

My spouse, the Rev. Bruce A. Buchanan, is the Executive Director of The Stewpot in downtown Dallas. I volunteer there on an exciting new urban development project that is building community at the crossroads of creativity and caring.

I love cooking and sharing vegan meals, knowing that no animals were used in the preparation of the meal; in this way, cooking and sharing food embodies compassion.

We live with two rescued dogs, Holly and Inky. 

You can download a list of my publications here.