The glass-enclosed funeral monument of Inez Clarke at Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery. 6-year-old Inez Clarke was killed by lightning while on a picnic with her family. Her parents, stunned by the tragic loss, commissioned a life-sized statue of their daughter to be placed over her grave. There are tales of the statue weeping as well as claims of Inez actually moving. It is said, during violent thunderstorms, Inez vanishes from her glass box and roams around the cemetery until the storm is over.
“I love the fact that 35 years later, I still hear my songs on the radio” - Ronnie Spector
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
should i post this all over my school because damn
its not even “female body parts”
leg is body part
boy have leg
girl have leg
animal have leg
fish dont have leg
but its okay
because axolotl have leg
is axolotl leg over sexualised
can axolotl not wear shorts
i think axolotl can wear shorts if axolotl wants
gaygaysgay asked: Can you give me some advice on going vegan on a strict budget? I'm the anon from before, and I've been convinced that animal products are what is killing our planet-but I'm poor as sin and need help starting.
I’m poor as hell too! Here are some staple foods I always recommend to others - they last a long time and are nutritious (full of protein, carbs, etc)!
- tinned beans and dried pulses of various kinds
- vegetables (particularly seasonal ones) - can be tinned or frozen
- pasta and noodles - dry lasts longer
- rice - again, dry :)
- bread (wholemeal is best from a health point of view) - can be frozen
- dried herbs and spices (if you enjoy a kick or extra flavour)
- seasonal fruit
- soya mince
These ingredients may not sound hugely exciting on their own but can be used to make a wide variety of dishes such as chillies, curries, stir fries, wraps, pasta dishes and so on, so it’s possible to have plenty of variety too.
Staples such as soya milk and vegan-suitable margarine are similar prices to their dairy equivalents, particularly if you go for supermarket own-brand soya milk (which is often cheaper than the equivalent cow’s milk). I am not a fan of soya milk myself and instead buy rice milk for its creamier taste, but again the prices are similar or cheaper than milk is anyway. Frozen veggie burgers and sausages are often fairly inexpensive, particularly supermarket own-brand products (check the labels before buying though as not all ‘veggie’ products are vegan). For example, Tesco and Asda do their own meat free ranges, and do a yummy selection of veggie burgers (tesco are actually amazing for vegans now all of a sudden, and I haven’t struggled to find cheap sausages, veggie burgers, and other mock products - they are usually on sale too such as buy one get one half price, and they just stay in my freezer for ages.
Here is a (hopefully you’ll find) positive testimony about going vegan on a budget too - for example, a vegan university student wrote an article here about how she saved a lot of money compared to her omnivorous friends (around £10 a week).
“But make no mistake: vegans can live healthily shopping only at supermarkets. A number of supermarkets now have vegan product lists and most label their food accordingly. With lactose free and meat free products on the rise, I can make Thai curries, pasta bakes, greasy burgers and nutty risottos. Even cheesecakes are doable.”
She also adds that you’re not alone if your family and friends fail to understand your ‘sudden’ life choice. However if you can find a budget and a good meal plan for you, veganism is a fantastic lifestyle. It is certainly not just a diet, but I appreciate that expenses and worries about where to get foods are very real.
- There are more expensive ‘specialist’ products such as vegan cheese, vegan meat equivalents etc, but they’re not a necessary part of a vegan diet. Health-wise it’s better to view these as occasional additions to your diet rather than staple foods.This doesn’t mean that a vegan diet is ‘expensive’ – if you based a non-vegan diet on expensive cheeses and cuts of meat, the cost would soon add up too!
- If you have access to a freezer, you can make up several portions of a curry, chilli or casserole with a big bag of supermarket ‘basics’ vegetables or potatoes and freeze some. This is much cheaper than buying ready meals and is also convenient in that you can just reheat a meal in the microwave if you don’t have time to cook.
- Frozen vegetables can sometimes be cheaper than fresh, for example frozen peppers, broccoli or spinach, and taste just as good. They also keep for longer, meaning you don’t end up throwing any away.
There are a lot of resources on here thankfully for going vegan on a budget - I’ll bring up some links <3
And if you’re REALLY stuck for cash, there’s a book for that!
Good luck and I hope this is helps! xx
Cheesy song but speaks to me. As well as it being from my favorite show.
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