Let's be real - there is a reason that vegans are stereotyped as rude, pretentious, condescending, etc. And it's because, well, some vegans definitely are. And they tend to be the loud ones or the group that everyone talks about in the mainstream.
As a vegan, I KNOW that not all vegans are jerks. But the ones that are ruin it for the rest of us. Which is why I think it's important to not only be compassionate and loving toward animals, but also be compassionate and loving toward our fellow humans that are still trying to figure this vegan thing out.
I 100% admire those who go vegan immediately after learning how cruel eating meat is or how awful it is for our bodies. But the truth is that going vegan is hard for many of us. Personally, I spent a long time wanting to go vegan but just not making that final connection. I found it hard to ask for support or advice because many of the vegan spaces I encountered were not very encouraging. And I know so many people had the same struggle and journey that I did.
We are raised and immersed in this culture that says meat eating is healthy, ethical, and...it's just what we do. Many of us spend our entire childhoods being naive to the reality of the meat and dairy industries. And when we start to question that, it's pretty challenging to our minds.
This is why I wanted to start a support group for those are curious about going vegan, are making the transition into veganism, or are already vegan. It's a supportive, friendly place to ask questions without judgement. It's also a place where we can share delicious vegan recipes we have come up with or enjoy eating!
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So happy to have you!