30 January 2012

TDIV Q&A: Do you openly tell people you are vegan so you can engage or debate them?

There are times when I don't need to say anything at all for people to realize that I am vegan.  I have been stared at a lot of times when I would bring a bunch of kale and an avocado to eat for lunch. More times than not, this will bring up the question of "what are you eating, and why are you eating that?!!" I feel at this point, it is a great time to point out some great facts and enlighten the people who are obviously interested in what you choose to put into your body.

These are the people that I would typically want to educate, I would never force my vegan knowledge on someone who just isn't interested.  Also,  randomly telling people that I am vegan is almost disheartening, since most people do not have a care in the world about eating healthy or saving animals.  I have found that debating with meat eaters is a moot point, and can potentially take an emotional toll on you!

Ashley Shamus | Email
Northeast Pennsylvania Ashley has a psychology degree, and is soaking up tons of knowledge while furthering her education. She has a passion for holistic nutrition, animal rights, and green vegetables. In her free time, she loves to cook, juice, and bask in the sun. She whole heartedly applauds and appreciates all of the wonderful people who strive to make a positive difference in animals’ lives!

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