“While women were the main force
of the movement, it was women who
were being used in advertisements;
being shamed for being fat,
for not being able to provide their
children with fresh vegetables,
covered in bruises and chains (e.g., PETA).”
Issue 9, June 2015
Editor and founder Ryan was featured in our fourth print issue and has been collecting and re-editing the best articles of 10 issues of T.O.F.U. magazine. What an inspiration! We might do that too, when we reach our 10th zine anniversary 😉
As a supporter of the Kickstarter, I got a digital copy. My reward was a cute animal gif of this mini sloth 😀
A first glance into the book:
I love how it is done, simple, clean, no pictures, no ads, just the pure content! 🙂 Each article is followed by an insightful quote, which have been picked out so well. Thank you Ryan! ❤ I really hope, we meet some day.
“I actually feel that framing a vegan product
as ‘cruelty-free’ creates a onedimensional
‘it’s only about the animals not being exploited’
approach to vegan consumerism. I know there
are products that are vegan out there that are
and sweatshop and human
exploitation free, but that is small compared to
the products out there that are not.”
A. Breeze Harper (Sistah Vegan), Issue 6, December 2011
From the editor:
About the Book
Printed by a carbon neutral, local shop on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, The Book of T.O.F.U. is an anthology that covers topics such as the intersection of veganism with age, sexism, and body image, as well as articles on how to organize a vegan festival, balcony gardening, and much more.
Not only a re-issue of pieces from the last nine releases, the book also includes numerous updates and introductions to the pieces by the authors and the editor, a foreword from Dan Hanley of The Gay Vegans, and a complete redesign of its layout. Along with these changes, the print run itself marks the first time many of these articles have been available in a physical format.
With a large portion of the print copies already spoken for by backers of the successful Kickstarter campaign, and a launch party planned in Vancouver (see below), it’s expected that this milestone for T.O.F.U. Magazine will soon be finding its way onto bookshelves around the world.
To celebrate the release of the anthology, I’ll be hosting a launch party at Spartacus Books here in Vancouver, BC on January 23rd. Not only will there be copies of the book, but I’ve also invited a number of other vegan publishers to join me. For more information, please check out the Facebook event page.
Before the holidays started, I was invited to chat with Erin Rae, host of A Kind Voice on Books. Focusing simply on books that promote change, the program wasn’t an outright vegan broadcast, but it was nice to have a chance to chat about T.O.F.U. and other things outside of my usual circles. You can find the broadcast here.
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