01 June 2012

Response to 'How do you know if someone is vegan'

A friend recently let me know about a status she read on Facebook. It said, "How do you know if someone is vegan? Don't worry, they'll f*cking tell you."

I felt compelled to share my thoughts on that subject.

As with anything (religion, politics, sports, etc) there are people who give veganism a bad name. But I will say, food is such a huge part of people's lives (as evident in this conversation).

Food, meat in particular, is everywhere. I drive down the road and see fast food places, restaurants, billboards, signs with pigs dancing above BBQ places, etc. So when people say things like what's mentioned above, it always irritates me.

My response is, 'How do you know someone is not vegan? Oh yeah, it's called everyone.' I have to deal with their lifestyle every single day.

It's hard not to eventually let people know.

Daelyn Fortney | Facebook |@daelyn | email
Greenville, SC Daelyn is the co-founder and managing director of This Dish Is Veg. She handles the daily operations of the site including advertising, story idea generation, and website promotion as well as managing the volunteer contributors. Along with her work at TDIV, Daelyn is an editor for a gift-giving website and mother of three daughters.

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