I'm Kenny, a writer and animal advocate in Washington, D.C.

I write fiction, poetry, and book reviews, which you can read here:

Juked: Viral
Maudlin House: Don't Stop
Ink in Thirds: Catch and Release
NAILED: Live Shot
Oblong: Save Your Soul
The Rumpus: Blood on Blood by Devin Kelly (book review)
Word Riot: I'm From Electric Peak by Bud Smith (book review)
The Tennessee Literary Project: William Gay (interview)
Rain Taxi: Tell Me if You're Lying by Sarah Sweeney (book review)
Points in Case: It's Me, Logan Paul (satire)

Professionally, I've worked on a number of legislative and educational animal protection campaigns, and have spoken at national and regional conferences on the topic. I currently oversee communications for an animal protection organization and have placed articles in NPR, The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, Politico, Al Jazeera, The Vancouver Sun, Upworthy, and dozens more. You can read my own writing on animal protection here:

Fortune Magazine: Why It's Time for America to Tax Meat
Teen Vogue: How the Seafood Industry is Polluting the Ocean and Killing Off Marine Life
The Independent: I Decided to Go to the Gym Less in 2019 as I'm Sick of Vegan Men Being Told to ‘Beef Up’
New York Daily News: To Save the Planet, Tax Meat
New York Daily News: Our Obscene Hypocrisy on Animal Rights
New York Daily News: Stop Propping Up Factory Farms, Now
Eat Sip Trip (USA Today): The 17 Essential Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Austin, Texas
Conscious Company: How Startups and Nonprofits Are Collaborating to Build the "Clean Meat" Industry
GreenBiz: Tyson, Goldman Sachs Dig Into Meat-Free Protein in 2018
Triple Pundit: 2017: The Year of the Chicken
Triple Pundit: Why Google Nudges Employees to Eat Less Meat
Nonprofit Quarterly: Successful Campaigns Empower Volunteers––Then Let Them Lead
Common Dreams: The Big (Ag) Cover-Up: Will Factory Farming Finally Stop Its Culture of Abuse?
Entropy Magazine: Giving Animals Rights
The Accidental Activist: Essay Contribution
Thrive Global: 3 Reasons Why You Should Take Time Off Between Jobs (If You Can)

Email: kennytorrella (at) gmail (dot com)

Twitter: @kennytorrella