Michelle K Allan


Michelle K Allan


A guide to eating with dietary restrictions in Kingston

When the Sleepless Goat Café closed last year, gluten-intolerants and vegans lost a staple. It may be rare to find alternative diet options, so we’ve assembled a list of places that cater to a variety of different diets from vegans, vegetarians and the gluten-free to seafood lovers and ardent carnivores alike.
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The balancing act of self-love & healthy living

Both sides are flawed and neither hold the key to perfect health or body image. Instead, we need to practice parts of both philosophies simultaneously — such as eating healthy and working out while also practicing radical self-love.
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Head-to-toe veganism

Whether it’s for moral, environmental, or health reasons, many people are going vegan. But while veganism is often associated with drinking soy lattes and ordering tofu instead, there’s a lot more to it than just what you eat — it’s a way of life. Whether you’re looking to change to a kinder diet or feeling a bit veg-curious, we’ve assembled a small guide to help you with the fashion aspect of vegan life.
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Michelle K Allan

My name is Michelle and I'm a GTA-based writer and budding journalist. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University with a major in English and a History/Jewish Studies minor.

During my studies at Queen's, I served as a Journalist for Inquire Publication, Editor for The Undergraduate Review, Reporter and Sports Coordinator for CFRC 101.9, and Assistant Editor of Photography/Staff Writer for The Queen's Journal.

Last summer I interned at The Beaverton, a satirical Canadian news publication. I did graphics and writing for both the online publication and the TV show.

I also found time during my undergrad to complete a study abroad program in Elizabethan Shakespeare and British Studies at the Bader International Study Centre in Great Britain, host the Queen's Poetry Slam, and contribute to rewriting Queen's Sexual Violence Policy.

Outside of my journalistic endeavours, I'm interested in photography and graphic design and have previously used these skills at companies such as The Beaverton, Queen's Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, and The Queen's Journal.

My influences include Rebecca Solnit, Hannah Arendt, and Katharine Graham. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, going to independent movie theatres, and the works of David Sedaris.



  • Editing
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • FinalCut Pro