I'm Brigid. Hailing from Portland, the land of happy hippies.
I'm vegan(ish) though I've gotten a bit lazy and unenthusiastic. When I think about my choices, I know what I want, but day to day I'm surrounded by people making different choices, and I don't like to inflict my beliefs on them, so I tend to be inconspicuous. I'm excited to see what this site grows into and maybe rebuild a bit of community, learn something, and make new friends.
I'm a photographer, a writer and a theatre person. Art all around me. I love people and animals (and you!)
Hi Brigid. I am the same way, tending to be inconspicuous as you mentioned. I agree with Mandee...it is fortunate for you to be in Portland. Right now I'm living in Georgia but heading back to the pacific northwest. (I lived a year in Portland and 3 years in Tacoma. My husband's in the military but we plan to settle in Portland when we're done with this part of life.) I am so excited to be going back to where the options for a healthy diet are wider than deep fried twinkies or deep friend bologna. It's definitely difficult being vegetarian in the south, let alone trying to be anything resembling vegan.
I tend to be low key with my veganism as well and everytime I go visit my family some one starts an arguement over my eating. I don't bring it up but they seem to be obessed with it. Sometimes being veggie is very lonely. Terry
Like Carrie, I find it difficult to find not only healthy food here in Nashville, TN, but also find it difficult to find like-minded people. Here, I am a freak show. "What do you mean you don't eat chicken n biscuits?!" I get that a lot. I hope you find people on this site who help you to regain your enthusiasm for veganism.
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