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World-Renowned UltraRunner and Former Supermodel Goes Vegan

January 25, 2019 by Leave a Comment


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In 2007 at the age of 24, Michele Graglia moved to Miami Beach from Italy in order to expand his family’s floral business in the United States, but, within a week of his arrival, a modeling agent discovered him on the street and convinced him to pursue a career in modeling. Enriched but unsatisfied by the profession, Michele walked off of the runway in 2012, shortly after stumbling upon a book about ultra-running  – a book that dramatically changed his life. 

Michele Graglia gave up his modeling career to pursue ultra-running. Today, he is one of the top ultra-runners in the world.

In this interview with TheirTurn, Michele recounts his journey from a small-town salesman to international supermodel and world-renowned vegan ultra-runner.

Michele’s book, Ultra, was published in Italy in 2017 and is scheduled to be released in the United States in 2019.

Michele Graglia documents his journey as an ultra-runner in his new book, Ultra.


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Animal Rights Activist Natasha Brenner Turns 97

December 19, 2018 by Leave a Comment


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When she turned 87 years old, Natasha Brenner, along with her husband Noah, decided to leave behind their quiet lives in suburban Long Island and move into New York in order to join the city’s burgeoning animal rights movement.  With great humility and oversized hearts, they brought their wisdom and positive energy to wherever bodies were needed — from circus, fur and horse-drawn carriage protests to rallies on the steps of City Hall.  On the eve of her 97th birthday, Natasha sat down with TheirTurn to talk about her life and her advocacy.


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Onlookers React to Animal Rights March in NYC

September 14, 2018 by Leave a Comment


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During the 2018 Animal Rights March in NYC, pedestrians along the parade route spoke candidly about their impressions of the event:


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Why Did You Go Vegan?

September 7, 2018 by Leave a Comment


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During the 2018 Animal Rights March in New York City, participants shared their inspiring stories about why they became vegan.


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Thousands Attend NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

May 23, 2018 by Leave a Comment


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Thousands of New Yorkers lined up outside of the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan to await their chance to taste hundreds of plant-based foods being sampled at the 8th Annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival.  The two-day festival featured over 120 vendors and three stages of entertainment and expert presentations on health, nutrition and advocacy.

“Eight years ago, it was just a little space, and now we’ve got two floors and 8,000 people,” said Nira Paliwoda and Sarah Gross Feoli, the founders of U.S. VegCorp, which produces the festival. “It’s not just for vegans and vegetarians. It’s for everybody that loves great food and compassion.”

2018 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival


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