I am a native New Yorker living a charmed life in an old house in Providence, RI with my programmer boyfriend Richard and a cat called Lucy. I studied writing and studio art at Hunter College and continue to live creatively.
I am an unabashed tree- and cow-hugger. I became vegan in 2002 after reading Why Vegan and figuring there had to be a way I could live the fantastic life I deserve without contributing to so much harm to animals and the environment. In 2004, I toured across the country, with Ziggy Marley and Common, on the Roots Rock Reggae Festival to promote veganism for PETA2.
I co-founded SuperVegan.com, a lifestyle and culture blog featuring a NYC veg restaurant guide. While serving as editor between 2005 and 2008, we received over 1,000 visitors daily. We won VegNews magazine's 2006 VegWebby Award for Best New Website. In 2009, the same magazine named me one of the "Top 20 Vegans Under 30."
Other great companies I've worked for include: Satya- a magazine focusing on animal advocacy, environmentalism, and social justice; Lantern Books- a publisher also focusing on those same issues; Angelica Kitchen- a vegan restaurant that serves amazing dishes created from local, organic, and seasonal produce; and Sustainable NYC, a boutique specializing in eco-friendlier versions of everyday products and gifts.
In 2010, I opened my first solo business: Olivia Cleans Green, an eco-friendly residential cleaning service. As of April 2012, OliviaCleansGreen.com is mostly a place for me to nerd out about baking soda and share practical homekeeping tips.
My hobbies include doodling, writing, celebrating my Goddesshood, organizing gatherings with my girlfriends, organizing clothing and book swaps, participating in JourneyDance, hugging, and daydreaming. I also volunteer with The Secret City, an Obie Award Winning arts organization serving the spiritual, social and human needs of artists.
I'm currently a sales manager at Craftland, a shop specializing in gifts, prints, and jewelry handmade by independent artists. Come say hello next time you are in Providence!
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