As a lover of language and an advocate for animals, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau discovered hundreds of words, idioms, metaphors, proverbs, everyday expressions — even letters of the alphabet — that have animals hidden within. These “animalogies” reflect how deeply connected we are to animals but also how disdainfully we regard them. This thought-provoking and language-altering talk will forever change the way you talk and think about animals — both human and non-human. Changing the way we talk about animals might not change animals, but it might just change the world.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an animal advocate, podcaster, and bestselling author on the ethical, social, and culinary aspects of living compassionately and healthfully.
A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, and her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: Everything You Need to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Keep Eating Meat, Dairy, and Eggs.
She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which has been voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. She launched a spin-off podcast called Animalogy in 2017. Along with fellow advocates, she recently formed a political action committee called East Bay Animal PAC to work with government officials on animal issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx