Karen Asp on the Victoria Moran Podcast

‘Zine Queen & Dog Rescuer: Karen Asp

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Journalism is a tough business, with magazines and newspapers perishing at a steady clip and a largely unvetted Internet providing content from writers who are largely underpaid. Karen Asp, however, is remarkable: a professional journalist and author with a food, health, and fitness specialization and a reputation so solid she’s one of the few full-time freelance writers making it — acing it, in fact — in the brave new world.
In addition to sharing with us her writer’s life in 2023 — and some snazzy tips for youthful aging from her book Anti-Aging Hacks — Karen lets us in on her other life as a companion animal rescuer. Tune in to hear her gripping story of volunteering for one of the shelters tasked last year with transporting beagles from the Envigo facility in Virginia, a breeding plant producing dogs for the research industry.
About our Guest

Karen Asp is an award-winning journalist and author of Anti-Aging Hacks. In her career, she’s been a contributing editor for Woman’s Day, fitness columnist for Allure, and pet columnist for Allure, and today is a contributing writer for VegNews and contributing health editor for TheBeet.com. She writes regularly for numerous publications, including Sentient Media, Eating Well, Real Simple, Forks Over Knives EverydayHealth, O, Better Homes & Gardens, and devotes her spare time to volunteering with and rescuing companion animals, including those from research labs and puppy mills.

Website: https://karenasp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenaspwriter/
Twitter: @karenaspwriter

And mentioned in the closing segment: Main Street Vegan Academy, training Vegan Lifestyle Coaches & Educators, https://mainstreetvegan.com


Pretend that you live in a society in which women are valued more as time goes by, and create a mini-culture around you of people who actually do that.

—from Younger by the Day

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