I also love this video of Ellen explaining why she has chosen to go vegan:
I must also say that not all reactions to what I eat have been negative, not even close! So many of my friends and family members have embraced this and are truly interested in learning more. My parents were a little afraid of veganism, but they are most definitely trying! They had J and I over for a veggie chili and are open to learning and trying some more vegan dishes. Many of our friends are trying to limit their meat consumption and genuinely want to know more
I hope that vegan is not always a dirty word, and I hope that with practice I won't feel the need to make excuses when I am explaining myself. I am proud that I choose to eat things that are good for my body and that my beliefs come from facts instead of happy-go-lucky advertisements the dairy, beef, chicken, and pork industries have been selling to us all our lives.
In reality there will always be people who think like this:
But that's OK, because I'll probably be around longer than them anyway ;)
Peas, Love & Thanks for Reading!