Rachel Krantz is the former Senior Features Editor and a founding editor of Bustle. Currently, she works as Lead Writer for the animal rights organization Mercy For Animals. She is also the host of Bustle's podcast Honestly Though. You can find her work across the Internet on sites like The Huffington Post, NPR, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Jezebel, Mental Floss, Hello Giggles, XOJane, Marie Claire, and elsewhere. She’s the recipient of the Peabody Award, The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights International Radio Award, The Investigative Reporters and Editors Radio Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for her work as an investigative reporter for Youth Radio.

Latest Articles

What Happens To Your Body When You Go Vegan

The internet is abound with promises of what will happen when you try a plant-based diet. Of course, some rumors are more true than others, which is why knowing the actual science of what happens to your body when you stop eating meat, dairy, and egg…
By Rachel Krantz

How Eating Vegan — Even One Day A Week — Helps Stop Pollution

If you were upset by the news that President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement last week, you’re definitely not alone — the United States is the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, and the decision means our country…
By Rachel Krantz

The 30 Most Nutritious Vegetables

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a plant-based, health-focused cruise around the Caribbean called Holistic Holiday At Sea. For a week, I learned all about the many health benefits of a plant-based diet. I also learned a lot about nutrition i…
By Rachel Krantz

30 Vegan Easter Recipe Ideas For 2017

Ah, Easter. A holiday (for the more secular, that is) all about rebirth, spring ... and chocolate. It's also a holiday where lots of little adorable baby chicks and rabbits get their moment in the spotlight. Unfortunately, eating chicken's eggs or ot…
By Rachel Krantz

19 Vegan Passover Seder Dessert Recipes

For me, being vegan on Passover and brining some vegan Passover recipes to a seder is a no-brainer, a continuation of my Jewish ideals. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think that eating vegan is one of the best ways to celebrate Passover…
By Rachel Krantz

23 Vegan Passover Seder Recipe Ideas For 2017

One of the greatest (and most restrictive) Jewish food holidays is nearly here: Passover. Luckily, as a vegan, I have some practice with dietary restrictions. I also think that being vegan is one of the best ways to celebrate Passover (it's a holiday…
By Rachel Krantz

A Stimulating History of The Vibrator

By Rachel Krantz & Dawn Foster

23 Feminist Anthems To Help Get You Through Trump

Lately, I've found that I've been relying on the power of Beyoncé even more than usual. I've always loved Beyoncé — I discovered Destiny's Child as a middle schooler, and I've been dancing in my room alone to her empowering anthems ever since. But af…
By Rachel Krantz

30 Vegan St. Patrick's Day Recipe Ideas

If anyone knows eating green food, it should be vegans. On a healthy vegan diet, you might eat more green foods in a day than most people get in a week. It's part of why a vegan diet is so good for you — but don't think that means we don't like to pa…
By Rachel Krantz

Useful Lessons I've Learned From Having Threesomes

Despite the fact that I've had several threesomes in several different configurations over the years, I've been afraid, up until now, to write about my experiences with them. I came out as non-monogamous a few months ago, so you'd think that would ha…
By Rachel Krantz

Signs You'd Be Happier Working From Home

Growing up, I definitely never thought of myself as an introvert. In fact, one of the first words I used to describe myself was "outgoing" — I raised my hand in class, had friends, and was generally successful. Weren't introverts shy people who huddl…
By Rachel Krantz

Alicia Machado Still Isn't Afraid Of Donald Trump

It isn't easy being at the center of a political firestorm — even when you volunteer for it. Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado became a household name during the presidential campaign last fall, when Secretary Hillary Clinton name-dropped Machado a…
By Rachel Krantz

Love Can Be An Act Of Resistance

Like most people, I'm a big fan of love. I'm a pacifist at heart, and while it may sound overly simplistic in these challenging times, I do believe that all positive, lasting social change must stem from a place of love and compassion — not violence …
By Rachel Krantz

19 Totally Selfish Reasons To Go Vegan

Whenever I tell people I'm vegan, one of the most common responses I get is something like, Wow, good for you. I could never do that! I usually tell them that while I also used to think I could never be vegan, as it turned out, going vegan was much,…
By Rachel Krantz

How Going Vegan Healed My Relationship With Food

In my early- and mid-20s, I was stuck in a cycle that will be familiar to many women living in a world where we are told skinnier is better. I had gained some weight and suffered from constant bloating, and, at the time, I deemed this change to my bo…
By Rachel Krantz

23 Vegan Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

While a lot of people like to hate on it as a holiday, personally, I'm a fan of what Valentine's Day can stand for — mainly, love and appreciation. To me, being vegan isn't just about saving animals — it's also about an overall philosophy of non-harm…
By Rachel Krantz

30 Vegan Valentine's Day Recipe Ideas

Look, I'm not ashamed: I'm a romantic. So much so, in fact, that last year, I wooed my sweetheart for our anniversary (which also happens to fall right around Valentine's Day). My guy usually does most of the cooking (I'm the baker), but I think that…
By Rachel Krantz

39 Delicious Vegan Super Bowl Recipe Ideas

As someone who's not personally big on football (I'm sorry, I'm sorry), the best part of The Super Bowl to me is obviously the company, the commercials, and the food. But if you're hosting a Super Bowl party this year and are either vegan yourself or…
By Rachel Krantz

What Two 80-Something Women Think About Trump

If ever there was a time to appeal to the wisdom of our elders, I think it's now. With a new president who says outrageously prejudiced things, and a media that can be equally inflammatory (myself included, sometimes), it's easy to feel like things a…
By Rachel Krantz

How To Deal When Your Period Makes You Emotional

I don't know about you, but my period can definitely make me pretty emotional. Ever since I went off hormonal birth control, especially, I feel attuned to the waxing and waning of different moods that comes with each week of my cycle. And although it…
By Rachel Krantz