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Volunteer Spotlight

April 30, 2011

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight feature introduces one of the new editors of the NW VEG Thymes, Anne Kornfeld.

1. How long have you been veg and why?
It's been a part of my life since 1984, when I went away to college in Ohio. Also, I was influenced by a religious community in Dorena, Oregon as well as being a regular reader of other vegetarian publications. I think at that time vegetarianism was mostly an intellectual decision. Animal rights and PETA were just coming into their own at that time. It was much more radical, and organizations like the Earth Liberation Front influenced what many of my friends and I did when we made choices to eat more consciously.

2. How has being veg impacted your life?
It's helped me improve my health, particularly my blood pressure and sight.

3. How did you get involved with volunteering for NW VEG?
I went to veg fair at the Central Library and saw a table there with NW VEG members. This was at least two years ago, and I met with newsletter editors then and sent an e-mail to get involved with writing for the Thymes.

4. What are you most looking forward to as a new editor for the Thymes?
I love working with new writers, polishing copy, and getting to know others who value the same things as I do. I think it's exciting to be a part of the Thymes in a greater capacity than just a writer. I want to be consistent, experimental when possible, and definitely see how much more outgoing the publication can be by reaching more readers.

5. What is your favorite veg meal, either homemade or from a restaurant?
I love hummus and tabouli best. Middle Eastern foods appeal to me the most and so does Ethiopian.

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