Buffy Flores
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Buffy Flores is a former writer for VegNews and LIVEKINDLY. Currently, she works for the Humane Society of the United States and as an Editor for the Rumpus. You can find her work on Bitch, Brit + Co, Encompass, INTO, NYLON, One Green Planet, PRIDE, Teen Vogue, The Dodo, The Mary Sue, USA Today, and elsewhere. She is a deeply feeling, mostly emotional, Aries/Taurus cusp with four cats.

Thinking Of Going Vegan? Read These 6 Books

Veganism has become increasingly popular in recent years, but still, not too many resources exist for vegans or people thinking of going vegan. There isn't exactly a steady supply of "how to eat vegan" information out there. I mean, is there even…
By Buffy Flores

This App Recommends A New Book Every Time You Open A Tab

Let's face it, in our quick moving, constantly evolving web-based society, it can be hard not to want to see, read, watch, shop, and explore all at once. It starts with one amazing article or one delicious recipe and the next thing you know you're…
By Buffy Flores

7 Struggles Every Slow Reader Knows To Be True

The thing about being a slow reader is that we almost always feel slower than everyone else. Humans — for the better — can't process time for other people. What feels like forever to us might feel like a short time to someone else, and vice versa.…
By Buffy Flores

Are You An Empath? This Book Breaks Down What It Means

While empathy is arguably the greatest, most powerful gift a human can possess, it can also be one of the most painful. Empaths and empathic people often feel overwhelmed in a world full of cruelty and injustice. One can simply check social media…
By Buffy Flores

'Evicted' Is The Nonfiction Book To Read This Spring

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners have just been announced, and everyone is talking about the fiction and nonfiction winners. In a category as broad as General Nonfiction, it can be hard to know where to start or what to grab next, and is probably…
By Buffy Flores

How To Use Your Writing To Resist Trump

The nightmare has yet to end in America in 2017. It can be easy in these uncertain times to feel like there's nothing you can do. Truth is, everyone has something to offer in the resistance against Donald Trump. Every single person has been blessed…
By Buffy Flores

Junot Díaz Wants You To Submit Your Best Dystopian Writing

Pulitzer Prize winning Dominican American writer Junot Díaz is looking for your fictional and non-fictional "global dystopias" in a special call for submissions from the Boston Review. It's timely, given the prevalence of dystopian writing in the…
By Buffy Flores

How Reading Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

With the GOP rolling out what they're trying to call a "healthcare" plan, folks across the spectrum may have to kiss mental healthcare goodbye. This potential loss looming over head has people making plans for how to protect and heal themselves…
By Buffy Flores

Fictional Heroines To Inspire You To Stay Nasty

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said, "Well behaved women seldom make history." No matter the time, this statement is true because we (still) live in a deeply misogynistic world that, at times, truly and unapologetically…
By Buffy Flores

13 Quotes To Help You Feel More Optimistic In 2017

2017 has been a rough year... and we're less than three months in. Between the stress of Trump's administration, which is literally being declared a public health threat, trans students potentially all losing federal protection in school, James…
By Buffy Flores

If 'Buffy' Were Written By These Famous Authors...

Even though it's been 20 years since its premiere, Buffy The Vampire Slayer remains one of the most iconic TV shows of all-time. What keeps people talking, year after year, and what keeps pulling in new viewers on Netflix, is the show's unmatched…
By Buffy Flores

Prepare For Fight Ahead With These Activism Guides

The world is a terrible place. That is neither a cynical aside nor a hopeless observation, but rather a statement of fact for many people in America right now. If there was a time for unified activism, that time would be now, because we may feel…
By Buffy Flores

The Bookends You Need For The Perfect Shelfie

There are few things that tell as much about who you are as person as the books you choose to display. What some may consider a simple aesthetic choice, is carefully thought out by others as a collection of memories or a testament to the kind of…
By Buffy Flores

Haruki Murakami's Best Quotes About Love—And Loss

As Valentine's Day approaches, you'll soon start to see a great divide in the people around us. There will be those who celebrate the day and throw themselves into the festivities and ideas of love and gifts and eating out at fancy places. Then…
By Buffy Flores

This Video Game Was Inspired By Haruki Murakami

Video game Memoranda, described as a game about "forgetting and being forgotten," is a surreal, point-and-click adventure that was reportedly largely influenced by the stories of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The lead developer of the game,…
By Buffy Flores

Why We'll Miss Reader-In-Chief Obama

Today is not a good day. Today is one of those days that is so not good that it will be remembered by history. Today, the United States of America's first black President, Barack Obama, will be passing the presidency to reality TV host, consistently…
By Buffy Flores

Action-Oriented Newsletters To Join In 2017

2017 is going to be a terrifying year. Now more than ever the phrase "Watching the world burn," seems accurate. What this means, simply, is that people have a choice. They can either watch passively as politicians attempt to strip away human rights,…
By Buffy Flores

How To Effectively Oppose Books By Bigots

In the year 2017, when a "Sociopathic, 70-year-old toddler" (as Full Frontal host Samantha Bee calls him) is President-Elect of the United States, protests and boycotts have become increasingly common. While it's great to see a rise in consumer…
By Buffy Flores

The Best Places To Read Animal Stories Online

It's an indisputable fact that animals rule the internet. There is no force on the internet that can stand up to the power of cat and dog videos or the stories of animals of all kinds overcoming pain and oppression. No one breaks the Internet like…
By Buffy Flores

J.K. Rowling Tweets Even Non-Potterheads Will Love

Explaining who J.K. Rowling is to people who have never read or watched Harry Potter, is a challenging task to say the least. How can you hope to capture her essence, her spirit, and her style when someone either hasn't partaken in — or who doesn't…
By Buffy Flores