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Megan Pincus Kajitani
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Megan Pincus Kajitani, M.A., is a professional writer, editor & educator for 20 years. Her work can be seen in such periodicals as Mothering Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, AOL’s Patch, Inside Higher Ed & books including Mama PhD, The Teacher of the Year Handbook, The Daring Book for Girls and Children & Media at Times of War & Conflict.

In 2012, Megan founded Giraffe Revolution™ (named for the plant-eating land animal with the largest heart) -- an educational venture aiming to help people transition to "plant-based eating & heart-based living" and create both a personal and global revolution to more conscious choices for people, animals and the planet.

Megan is a student & teacher of our culture, with a Master’s degree in Media & Cultural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD work at the University of California-San Diego. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, is a Certified World Peace Diet Facilitator & has trained with the Institute for Humane Education.

She lives in Southern California, with her teacher-husband Alex Kajitani (the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, with whom she has co-created two books and two CDs for teachers) and their two kids.

View her website and check out her Giraffe Revolution online program and Facebook page.

Entries by Megan Pincus Kajitani

5 Ways to Support the People's Climate March Without Marching

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 3:14 PM


Here's the truth: I've been known to faint in crowds and heat. As an activist spirit, I've joined big groups to march for change -- the walks for AIDS and cancer; the Take Back the Night rallies; the peace and human- and animal-rights...

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My Teacher Family Urges "Yes" on Pending California EpiPen Bill

(7) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 4:51 PM

Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life. My teacher-husband Alex was stung by a bee when in his 30s, and unexpectedly had his first

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Have a Vegan-Inspired Thanksgivukkah

(33) Comments | Posted November 23, 2013 | 9:37 AM


It happens only once in some 77,000 years -- Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the same night!

As someone from a family of various religious backgrounds and who loves to find the meaning and connection in various holidays, I'm looking forward...

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Going Vegan: Where to Start?

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 11:48 AM


More and more people each day are deciding they want to transition to a vegan-inspired lifestyle. They "get" that it's a healthier and kinder lifestyle for themselves, animals and the planet.

Surveys commissioned by The Vegetarian Resource Group and Vegetarian Times...

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From Starving Sea Lions to Solutionary Kids

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 12:22 PM

Last week, I wrote about how my 7-year-old daughter cried as we watched a severely malnourished, female sea lion pup struggling to climb the jetty of our local San Diego-area beach.

If you've missed the news stories, more sick and starving California sea lion...

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Want to Save Starving Sea Lion Pups? Here's How

(67) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 11:26 AM

Tears streamed down my 7-year-old daughter's face this cloudy, March morning, as we watched the plight of a lone female California sea lion pup, clearly exhausted, struggling to keep her head above water and get herself to our local beach's jetty.

This sea lion was not the strong, plump...

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Letter to Obama: About That Turkey Pardon

(15) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 3:09 PM

Dear Mr. President:

November is upon us, it's an election year, and I know you're probably a little busy being in the global spotlight and all. But, still, I have to ask -- about that turkey pardon.

I know, I know, it's been a light-hearted White House Thanksgiving...

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California Schools in a 'State of Emergency': Do We Really Value Education?

(343) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 9:02 PM

Last month, my husband forwarded me an email from his school district's superintendent warning him and his fellow teachers that if the proposed "all-cuts" California budget passes, they are looking at four to six fewer weeks of school next year. (Yes, I said weeks.) I nearly laughed at first, it...

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