Veganism is a part of my life and I want to share my story with you of how I became vegan. I became vegan in 2015 or slightly before that, but before that, I was a vegetarian for a very long time. I stopped eating meat when I was 14, when I was 16 I stopped eating fish, and later when I was 18 I stopped eating eggs. However, I was still addicted to dairy and especially cheese. That was crazy!
Right now I am vegan and I regret that I didn’t learn about veganism earlier. I see a lot of improvements. My skin is better (although I still have acne) and I feel so much better.
I stopped eating meat because I love animals. Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.
I wish that more people would open their eyes and see what vegans see. A lot of people just close their eyes and run away from the truth which is sad. Other people blame vegans for eating plants or argue that we only eat grass. I think it’s funny that only meat-eaters are the plant rights activists. Of course, it’s always easier to blame others and don’t look at yourself and say “Ok, I really made a mistake. How can I improve it?”.
I am not really good with statistics. There are other people who can show you why veganism is good. If you’re an open-minded person, at least, you would watch movies that I recommend (see the list below).
We can try to live in a world free from pain, violence, hate, and veganism can be one of the steps towards it.
Our world is drowning in wars, bullying, hate and I truly believe that everything begins with us. With our minds, souls, hearts, bodies, and, of course, our plates. Food is our energy. If you get bad energy, you are not able to go far.
I don’t believe people who say they love themselves yet they eat meat and dairy. It’s not love because meat and dairy are very dangerous for your body and health. Meat and dairy are never good in the long term.
I also don’t believe meat-eaters who say they love animals and they eat them. It doesn’t make sense. I believe you can help them, but it doesn’t mean you love them. Eating meat and loving pets makes you more of a pet-lover. If you would really love animals, you would not eat them and look into veganism more.
But, remember, vegans can also get sick, gain weight, be angry, have bad skin etc. Veganism is not a miracle that will save your life.
And veganism is a lifestyle (at least, for me).
Movies to watch:
Vegan and/or Cruelty-Free Makeup & Beauty Brands (that I love to use)
- Makeup Revolution
- Freedom Makeup
- BH Cosmetics
Another Vegan or Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands
- Milk Makeup
- Fenty Beauty (Rihanna’s brand is cruelty-free, some products are vegan. You can find more info on the company’s website)
- Kat Von D Beauty
- Rare Beauty
Vegan/Plant-Based Food Brands
Violife (amazing vegan cheese)
Alpro (not in the US)
Garden Gourmet (Belgium)
Nats Rawline (Belgium)
Van’s (have vegan options)
Vegan Places USA
Lucky Tree in Raleigh, NC (they have vegan options)
GringoGoGo in Raleigh, NC (have vegan options, great tacos)
Sitti in Raleigh, NC (have vegan options)
The Vegan Community Kitchen in Apex, NC
Heirloom in Raleigh, NC (vegan donuts)
Nine Mile in Asheville, NC
Laughing Seed Cafe in Asheville, NC
Eat at Basil Charleston, SC
The Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh, NC
Neomonde (have vegan options) in Raleigh, NC
The Cinnaholic in Raleigh, NC
Anisette Sweet Shop in Raleigh, NC