Most of Plant Hearted showcases the "how" of veganism: the delicious food, the nutritional benefits of various plant foods, the resources to help you thrive as a plant-based human. This section considers the "why". Here, I share the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of my veganism. I ask questions. I contemplate.

Wherever I state something that I think may be controversial, I aim, at a minimum, to explain why I find the point defensible and provide sources where appropriate. I think that critical thinking is one of our greatest gifts as human animals and I hope that comes across here. Respectful dialogue is among my favourite things, and I think veganism is an especially fruitful topic for such dialogue. I hope that this page can help add to this ever-growing conversation.