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Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with:

  • How long have you been vegan?
  • What made you go vegan?
  • Favorite vegan foods?
  • What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?
Let's get to know each other! Comment below to introduce yourself! Some things you could start with: - How long have you been vegan? - What made you go vegan? - Favorite vegan foods? - What kind of stuff are you hoping to find in this circle?

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[–] Chickpea 7 points (+7|-0)

Hello, hello!

I've only been vegan for a little over two years now, vegetarian for a year before that. My journey to veganism was completely unexpected.

At the time, I probably ate more meat than most; I was also an avid horseback rider for the majority of my life. It started with helping a friend shop for tack for her horse, she wanted a more "ethical" bridle without a bit. I was curious and went down a rabbit hole that led me to discover the realities and consequences of riding. I was a self proclaimed animal lover and would never knowingly hurt an animal, the realization of the amount of harm and stress I've unknowingly put past horses through upset me to the point of nausea. I made a vow then and there to never take part in an another animals pain again and went vegetarian overnight.

In the year following I made sure to only buy "free range/cage free" eggs and milk from local farms, fully convinced these were ethical options. It wasn't until I stumbled across a vegan group in search of vegetarian recipes that led me to discover the realities of the byproduct industries. I was furious I had been mislead, I spent the whole night learning about all the animal industries. Leather, eggs, dairy, honey, wool- all of it. I went vegan that night and never looked back. My only regret is that I hadn't made the switch sooner!

Favorite foods: Anything and everything chocolate, 100%.

I'm excited to have a community of like minds! Veganism and feminism have many parallels, I'm looking forward to seeing new perspectives, discussion, and everything in between :)