What’s hard about being vegan?

It’s not the food. The food is amazing. Is there a period of adjustment in changing your normalized routines? None more than any other change you make in your life. 

It’s not your health. You’ll thrive. The benefits of plant based eating have been known for a long time. What’s becoming even clearer are the detrimental effects of consuming animals.

So what’s the hard part?

The Vegan Spectrum

What kind of vegan are you? No, this isn’t an attack piece on whether your vegan enough or not. But it is an acknowledgement that there are different types of vegans.

Militant Vegan! Hippie Vegan! Annoying Vegan! Nooooo, I’m not talking about those types. I’m talking about where we exist on the spectrum of trying to create change.

Say Cheese!

Ya, let’s not. Cheese sucks!

You know what doesn’t suck? VEGAN CHEESEEEEEEEE!!!!

That’s right, vegan cheese is pretty righteous. In fact, vegan cheese has come so far that it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference. Aside from all that bullshit cruelty that is. #requiredsnark

Here are a few of my favorites.

Can Donald Trump help vegans?

I’m generally a pretty optimistic person so it’s been a challenge coming up with a silver lining to the Trump presidency. If the stakes weren’t so high, the entire fiasco would be the greatest form of entertainment going. But the stakes are high, and all too real.

A Letter To Dairy

Dear Dairy Industry,

When I was young, my father told me that you have to be really smart to be a good liar. After all, it’s hard to keep track of all your lies in order to not be caught. I couldn’t tell you why he was sharing that advice with me, I was probably lying about something, but I’ve always remembered what he said.

It seems that no one ever shared that advice with you because you’ve been lying for a long time now. While that sucks, the great news is your lies are catching up with you. Even better, you’re helping expose them to everyone.

Change Is Coming

One of the many things I’ve learned over the past year and half is how fragmented the vegan community is. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great people doing amazing things to further the cause for a more compassionate world. But like any successful social movement of the past, meaningful change only happens once a large enough portion of society recognizes the need to do so.