I have become a huge fan of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau since becoming vegan. Okay, huge fan is an understatement. You may want to call it a girl crush.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has a way of bringing information about veganism to many people in a kind, non-judgmental, caring way that is very rare. She is the author of several books including The Vegan Table, Vegan’s Daily Companion, and The Joy of Vegan Baking.
|Part of Colleen’s messagewear
available on her website.
#3 We both love pigs and not in a bacon-y kind of way.
|Colleen with a pig|
|Me with a pig|
#4 She says things like this:
#5 And this:
#6 She is incredibly well-read and frequently references famous authors like this in her podcasts:
#7 She confesses to not being gluten-free but is “gluten-ful”.
|Mmmmm! Vegan pizza!
Photo courtesy of this very cool blog!
#8 She loves cows and not in a prime ribby kind of way.
|Colleen with a cow.|
|Me with a cow|
#9 She’s been referred to as The Vegan Martha Stewart. I say this reluctantly because Martha is not exactly known for her compassion but I am very glad there is someone in the vegan world who is leading the way in elegant entertaining and gracious living.
|Colleen. Sorry. No comparison.|
#10 She is teaching me that it’s about progress, not perfection. I have learned from her how to say things in a way that does not offend those with whom I am interacting. Colleen is teaching me how to talk to hunters, omnivores, friends and family in a way that does not judge but compassionately and gently educates and informs and most of all, inspires. She is teaching me to be a joyful vegan.