Author Archives: Allison Nicole Kirste

The Ups and Downs of Group Projects

Though our group action project may not have been as grand or life-changing as we may have hoped for in the beginning, it was a (small) step in the right direction towards a conversation about food workers and their treatment. Alec, Katie, Shelby, Elena, and I had initially set out to make something of a mini-doc, and in honest reflection,… Read more »

Where Contemplation Meets Hunger

The contemplative practice that we did regarding hunger was especially resonant for me because it allowed me to more closely consider what it meant for me to be hungry and juxtapose that with what hunger meant for others worldwide. I didn’t know what to expect from Silent Killer; I did, however, hope it wouldn’t too closely resemble a UNICEF commercial,… Read more »

Why Reusable Bags and an All-Natural Diet Aren’t the Answer

In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan, outlines the best ways for people to eat for both their own well-being and the well-being of the planet. His encouragement of a change in personal habits (in this case food habits) is very much a microcosm of modern environmental and food movements. Pollan’s individualistic approach to the way we eat and interact… Read more »