Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business (2015) – Author
This book is the first of its kind on how to start and run a successful vegan business. It features practical and inspirational success strategies for vegan business owners and entrepreneurs, with insights from 60+ professionals, and a foreword from Philip Wollen, OAM, former vice-president of Citibank.
I knew there were a ton of general business books out there, many of them excellent for any small-business owner starting up. But there was nothing specifically for the owners of vegan-run businesses. While many of the challenges, advice, and strategies apply to any business, running an animal-free operation brings its own set of extra, specific challenges.
I wanted to find out from vegan business owners and entrepreneurs themselves what their secrets of success were. How did they cope with the challenges of running an ethical business? What did they learn? How did they grow?
Available in both paperback and e-book formats. For more information, visit: https://www.veganbusinessmedia.com/vegan-ventures-about-the-book
I have contributed chapters to the following:
Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice (2014), edited by Dr Will Tuttle
I have contributed an essay to this anthology by Dr Will Tuttle (author of The World Peace Diet), which explores how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected.
Authors also provide practical guidance about how to make the individual, systems, and social changes necessary to effectively create a peaceful and just world for all.
My essay is entitled Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice and explores my own experiences of sexism, racism, homophobia and speciesism.
This title is published by Vegan Publishers.
Plant Powered Women: Pioneering Vegan Female Leaders Share Their Vision for a Healthier, Greener, Compassionate World (2014), edited by Kathy Divine
I am interviewed in this collection of contributions by women from across the globe who are thriving on a plant-powered (vegan) diet and lifestyle.
The anthology features plant-powered health professionals, athletes, a chef, the CEO of The Vegan Society, media pioneers and journalists, animal sanctuary founders as well as women who have revitalised their health by embarking on the vegan lifestyle.
My interview is in the vegan journalists and media pioneers section.
This book is published by KDP Publishing.
I am the editor of the following titles:
Trans People in Love (2008), with Tracie O’Keefe
This is a collection of real-life stories by people who are transsexual, transgendered, intersex, androgyne, multi-gendered, non-gendered and their experiences of being in love and in a relationship.
This honest and respectful volume tells clinicians, scholars, and trans people themselves of the beauty and complexity that trans identity brings to a romantic relationship, what skills and mindsets are needed to forge positive relationships, and demonstrates the reality that trans people in all stages of transition can create stable and loving relationships that are both physically and emotionally fulfilling.
This book is published internationally by Routledge, a division of Taylor & Francis.
Finding the Real Me: True Tales of Sex & Gender Diversity (2003), with Tracie O’Keefe
This is an extraordinary collection of real-life stories told by a wide-range of sex and gender diverse people.
These healing tales of struggle and transformation reveal just how creative, resourceful, and adventurous the individuals in this community can be and also helps to bridge the gap between ignorance and understanding.
As each incredible story unfolds we become part of the author’s journey to self-acceptance and join the celebration of their new life.
Page by page, we laugh, cry, and learn to appreciate these wonderful courageous people and the road they walked to be their true selves.
Finding the Real Me is a landmark book that encourages us to embrace diversity, to never fear our differences, and to remain always in awe of our amazing possibilities.
This book is published internationally by Jossey Bass, a division of John Wiley & Co.