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Julia Van Valkenburg
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"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you’re vegan and use YouTube as a resource for recipes and information, please reach out to me! I’m preparing to present on Veganism & YouTube at the Pop Culture Association and American Culture Association national conference in San Diego this April,…

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I don’t often watch or listen to TED Talks, but when I happen across one while endlessly scrolling online or listening to NPR – like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” – they always seem to emerge at the perfect time in my life. And…

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When this posts I will hopefully (sorry, I’m superstitious) be in Tucson, AZ for the week. Living next to the state you originated from – though worlds away – is nice in that if I need to come home or want to, I can. Other than money or time off, there…

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My boyfriend and I, after years of wanting one, finally invested in a record player. Call us hipsters if you want, but I reject the characterization. Records are fun and beautiful. Rummaging is an adventure. Listening is an experience. Not only do vinyl…

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In these socially and politically tumultuous times, I think it’s important to reflect on what we can do as individuals to contribute to the greater good. While significant change is enacted by policy-making, progress within one’s lifestyle and personal…

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This is a topic I’ve been considering writing about for some time, but it never felt right. Yet now, for some reason it does, so here we go… About two and a half years ago I started a medication I’m going to refer to as Relief* for my severe migraines…

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Here’s a list of some of the resistance-related podcasts I’ve come across in recent weeks. My favorite so far is BloomCast, by civil rights attorney (and fellow vegan) Lisa Bloom. Please be sure to share any relevant political podcasts that you’ve been…

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This past weekend I rode Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to San Diego & back. Here’s a diary entry-style post about my experience: Through industrial neighborhoods to the ocean, journeying on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles to San…

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Nostalgia-TV has had a recognizable presence in the American televisual landscape for the last decade – from Hawaii Five-O (1968 – 1980, 2010 – present) to Dallas (1978- 1991, 2012 – 2014), and beyond – but in recent years, producers and networks have…

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I first heard about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ documentary, Hate Rising, from an interview on NPR that aired in the fall (listen to Jorge Ramos in Hate, Politics, and the Trump Effect, and To Make ‘Hate Rising,’ Jorge Ramos Spent Time with Hate…
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