I love being vegan, it all started by reading the kind diet! Since then, I have read several other books and began writing my own vegan blog. I live in the south (I am moving to New York soon!) and people have been giving me such a hard time about being vegan. I'm not argumentative or confrontational but I am steadfast in my beliefs. I am lucky that my fella is vegan as well but I don't have any vegan friends. I feel like people are constantly trying to argue with me about my being vegan. Has anybody else had to face this?
Hi Madison! Oh yes, I have had TONS of this hehe. I've lived on an island my whole life (Guam and Hawaii) and both are big meat eating communities. They don't even know what vegan is and when I tell them what it means, they look at me like I have a disease and say "you only eat vegetables?" I think the approach you are taking is the best, being nonargumentative because really sometimes I think they like to just poke us sometimes, you know what I mean? The best thing I say to them is "It's what I really believe in and I don't try to convert people, I just stand up for myself when other's try to put me down for my beliefs." You are moving to NYC soon...huge vegan eateries over there!!! I am so jealous :D Chin up and stay strong.
Hey Madison I live in the south too!! I get a hard time about being vegan as well, but I know that I am much healthier, stronger and more beautiful for it. When someone gives me a bad time I know it is because of my will power and strength that they will never have :) Good luck on your move to New York!