I am dedicated to bridging cultural gaps and empowering individuals to realize that their voices and their actions matter. My advocacy efforts as Veggie Happy (formerly Soy Happy) were initiated with this belief in mind. We all count. If every one of us realizes this, amazing things can happen!
Veggie Happy celebrates what's positive and what's possible. When I advocate for plant-based options on mainstream menus, I only encourage items with proven appeal and popularity among all food lovers, making them a win/win proposition.
I began my quest in 2000 when zero Major League Baseball stadiums offered veggie dogs. I offered liaison assistance and consultation, one baseball stadium at a time. As of 2016, 30 MLB stadiums have veggie dogs on the menu. In addition, many have veggie burgers, and some have items with vegan cheese or "chicken" or "steak" as well. Ballparks have come a long way!
Johanna (pronounced "yo-hah-nah") McCloy is the founder and director of Veggie Happy. She is a SAG-AFTRA actor with starring and guest starring roles in film, television and theatre. Johanna is also a freelance writer/editor and the editor of Dare to be Fabulous and Bordertown Publishing.