17 January 2011

Reality show casting vegan families with contentious omnivorous in-laws

You, the proud devout vegan, toss on a nice outfit and prepare yourself mentally for a get together at the in-laws. Everything seems perfect, even though the sounds and images of contentious past gatherings flash through your head. You know this time you are going to keep it together.

But as you approach the door it happens. The memories become more vivid, more real. You recall the countless arguments over your “strange” lifestyle, the attempts to “convert” you back to eating “properly,” baited questions like “when will this no meat eating fad finally end?” causes your blood to nearly boil.

Regardless, you move forward because this time it’s going to be different, remember?

Then Mom greets you at the door with a platter full of wings and ranch dipping sauce, oh oh it’s on!

If this sounds like an all-too-familiar family situation then your veg vs. omni issues might land you and yours on a new reality series.

For more information check out SuperVegan.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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