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Dominique Side talks about her vegan lifestyle brand and shares her thoughts on gift giving

Veganism continues to grow each year and November is even World Vegan Month. But with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa and other holidays being celebrated around this time of year, it can be challenging for non-vegans and vegans alike to navigate holiday feasts and finding ethical gifts for our friends and family members. On ACT Radio, Liz and Tom talk with Dominique Side, music artist, serial entrepreneur, and vegan fashion/lifestyle influencer about having a compassionate mindset this holiday season and her efforts to inspire and support other change-makers and influencers to transition to a vegan lifestyle.

Dominique Side owns VgnBae Apparel which is a brand that upholds the values of Vegan for Life and is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly merchandise production using only 100% vegan materials. Her affinity for luxury and fashion inspired VgnBae Apparel, a way for people to spread a message and express themselves through clothing and accessories.

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Originally aired on November 26, 2023

Liz Walsh is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a member of the national Sierra Club Wildlife & Endangered Species Activist Team. Dr. Walsh also serves on the Executive Committee of the El Paso Regional Sierra Club Group, and as a board member of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso. Liz is also interim president of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
Tom Linney works with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) Animal Law Program and is on the board of Pets Alive-El Paso. Among other duties, Tom is responsible for developing and marketing ALDF’s Animal Law Pro Bono Program to interested firms and attorneys and for helping students transition from law student to legal professional. He also provides support to professionals interested in teaching animal law and collaborates with ALDF’s Litigation and Criminal Justice Program to assign appropriate pro bono counsel to ALDF projects and cases.
Paul Castro has worked in various facets of audio production; producing talk and music shows, managing a community radio station, developing websites and podcasts. As a multimedia producer he enjoys being able to tell stories with a community perspective. He oversees operations and content production for KTEP.
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