EP57: You’re Not Hardcore Unless You Live Hardcore!

The beans have been spilled in Red Radio Episode Fifty Seven:  Erin Red welcomes three brilliant, beautiful and ballsy vegan women to the show to discuss a rather controversial ex-vegan and her rather shocking blogs as of late.  Hear Lara Yaz (co-host of Big Fat Vegan Radio and Red Radio’s Entertainment Reporter), Sarah E. Brown (of Queer Vegan Food) and Chloe Jo Davis (trailblazer, wifey, mother of two vegan Princes and founder of GirlieGirlArmy) hash out the gory details in a no-holds-barred conversation about what it means to be vegan and so much more.  Plus, the latest in vegan headlines in The Vegan Scoop, and Erin Red pushes some buttons with the Compassionate Clip of the Week!  OH NO SHE DIDN’T!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base erinred.com and clicking the DONATE button, and subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com.  You can also read her blog at erinred.tumblr.com, and find her on Facebook and Twitter @erinred.
  • You women are incredible! I really loved this. And the validation point, SO RIGHT!

  • Jacki

    I am so psyched that you talked about Alex Jamieson. I didn’t even know who she was until she wrote her dramatic essay justifying why she had to eat animals again. I totally agree with Chloe, she will go on to make a lot of money from this just as she did from the vegan community, “How to Eat Animals When You Love Animals….For Dummies”. I also totally agree with the point that we are allowed to have an opinion about this, no matter how she tried to manipulate with the “poor me”, and “you better not say anything bad about me you un-compassionate asshole” diatribe. Even some of my animal eating friends (I’m working on that) saw right through it. Anyway, loved that you weren’t silent and a great convo!

  • i loved your debate. it’s a hard thing becasue you want someone to feel free to be who they are, but Alex’s justifications just don’t make me feel like she is being honest. Perfectionism is impossible and everyone has cheated before (either on purpose or accident). And for some great examples on not following your cravings read “Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven”. They really tell you how it is. Thanks for putting the discussion up, and thanks to Chloe Jo for linking it on Girlie Girl Army 🙂

  • Cassie

    you’re my heroines! thanks for spittin the truth 😉

  • Alex Jamieson’s move away from veganism is a natural extension of the very reason she was vegan in the first place. This is not her problem, this is vegan’s problem. We should be well aware that in the field of nutrition, Registered Dietitians are the go-to science-based experts for which we should be seeking advice. The vegan movement is rife with “nutritionists, personality MDs and health gurus. They can’t be embraced when they’re conveniently pro-vegan and then denounced when they go anti-vegan.

    You also can’t cater to “any reason” veganism and then be surprised when they don’t sync up to your own personal reasons.

    I wrote more about this here: Another One Bites the Meat

  • dreaminitvegan

    Great podcast! I actually had no idea she blogged about not being vegan anymore. If she chooses a different lifestyle for herself than so be it. But….she shouldn’t say that being vegan is a bad thing. I became vegan or (plant based”) for health first, then everything else quickly came into play being the animals and our environment. I just read a post on Kristen’s Raw saying she is no longer vegan. She blames her saggy behind on being vegan. She is also iglad she realized that being vegan isn’t so good for her growing daughter. Hmmmmm. I also don’t get when she was saying she was craving protein. Pretty much everything we eat has protein so…

    Anyways, Dr. Joel Fuhrman has raised all of his kids eating a plant based diet and they are all healthy so. Go figure.

  • Cheryl

    I understand your comments re alex’s copout giving people permission to give up on veganism, but I disagree. People don’t need permission. people who want to indulge their food addictions will just use her as their excuse. I am an obese woman. I have been vegan for just under a year first for health, and those issues are all gone now, and most of the weight! But, I too get cravings, and I find substitutes that are vegan. There is a good substitute for every carnal-vore (not a typo, my word 🙂 ) craving. This isn’t about cravings. Everyone gets them. I refuse to believe there are vegans who never ever crave anything that isn’t vegan. We’re all human. What sets us apart is what we DO with those cravings. Indulge and be weak, and let our lusts and cravings be in charge, or think with our brains, not our feelings, and let our superior minds rule over our lusts and addictions. Character is what you do when nobody is looking, and alex just made it crystal clear she has none to be doing something in secret for so long, lying to the world. She did this to the vegan world, newsflash, she will do this again when an even better option comes along.

  • My husband has a name for women like her (the ones who change for men)…dick whipped. 😉