23 July 2012

TDIV Q&A: Can a vegan man still be manly?

Can a vegan man still be manly? YES!

Let's first define "manly." According to the dictionary, manly means having traits or qualities that are culturally regarded as characteristic of an adult male such as determination, decisiveness, and steadiness. Manly is a positive adjective that describes a man who has courage, strength and fortitude.

These are exactly the characteristics of a vegan man! This is a man who has made a commitment to living a vegan lifestyle. If he is single, he is buying and making his own food (or if he doesn't cook, he is at least ordering vegan food in!) If he is in a relationship, he and his partner are deciding together what food to buy and what will be on the menu. This means the vegan man is not only decisive and strong, but thoughtful.

Outside of the house, out in public, at work and out with friends, the vegan man continues to demonstrate his manliness. Whether it is out at a business lunch at a steakhouse or at a bar with friends, the vegan man stands up for what he believes in when he orders the salad and a baked potato or fries. He is confident in his decision to be vegan and, perhaps through his example, inspires others to think about their food choices.

Is there anything more manly than that?

Lisa Dawn Angerame | Blog | Website | Facebook
Long Island, NY Lisa Dawn is an advanced certified Jivamukti yoga teacher, vegan food blogger, wife and mom. She is working hard to spread the vegan love through her cooking, teaching and blog. Lisa Dawn studies and teaches the yoga sutras. She divides her time between NYC and Northport, Long Island. Lisa Dawn is the co founder of NAVA NYC, a meditation and yoga company designed to bring yoga and meditation to corporate clients.

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