Just as a way of introduction, I’m Jes, an Atlanta native, a recent graduate of Emory University (B.A. in English & Environmental Studies), and a MFA candidate in Creative Writing, Poetry, at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. I’m an outdoors lovin’ vegan who believes in bettering the world one cupcake, one loaf of bread, or one long walk at a time.
This blog was started in February 2007 as a way to to organize my recipes as I started out on the crazy journey called vegetarianism. On July 7, 2007, I decided to commit to veganism and remove all animal products from my diet. At some point along the way, I deleted my blog and lost all my original posts, so the current blog dates to November 2007.
In October 2007 I began a nature blog titled Writing the Water. I’ve decided to import that blog into this blog and continue to update all nature posts under Cupcake Punk. After all, food comes from nature!
The name Cupcake Punk was shamelessly stolen from a New York Times interview with Isa Moskowitz of The Post Punk Kitchen. Julia Moskin asked in the article, “But can a cupcake be cute and punk at the same time,” and I, being a bike punk, DIY, sustainability-focused person, say “yes!”
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at TheCupcakePunk [at] Gmail [dot] com.