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  • Zi Meroe

My Vegan Story :
Vegan chef. Opening Charlottes first all vegan restaurant 2009 specializing in pop ups, meal planning, festivals and events.
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  • Zane Masson

My Vegan Story :
I went vegan for ethical reasons and plant-based for my health. Having grown up with dogs, I eventually got dogs myself. It was the amazing bond I formed with my pooches as an adult that opened up my empathetic eyes to the complex and beautiful spectrum of emotions that animals possess, and ultimately, provided me with the conduit to vegetarianism in 2014. After watching Earthlings, and resonating so profoundly with the message of activists like Gary Yourofsky, James Aspey and Earthling Ed, I went vegan in 2016. During this period, I had transitioned fairly seamlessly from an omnivorous junk food diet, to highly processed, vegan junk so I was a poor candidate to discuss, let alone showcase the health benefits of whole food, plant-based veganism. Documentaries like What the Health and Forks over Knives along with compelling literature such as The China Study and How Not to Die were pivotal influences in my decision to give up junk food, take control of my health and become a “poster boy” for plant-based eating.
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  • Yvonne Smiley

My Vegan Story :
I became a vegan about a year ago because I just felt unhealthy. I was overweight, my skin was pail and dull, so on, etc. The transformation was amazing! I lost 20 lbs and I beamed with healthiness.
But then… I went down for 3 weeks to visit friends and family. I decided beforehand that I would eat what they ate and not be a nuisance. Unfortunately, I have struggled to maintain my vegan diet since returning 5 months ago. I feel tired and moody
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  • Will Manderscheid

My Vegan Story :
I grew up thinking that animal products in general were such a part of "normal" everyday life. I never challenged any of it. Mid 2016, a friend started sharing information with me and I began to learn what I felt I already knew. It was difficult, realizing how long I had my back turned to the truth. I decided no more, I confronted the truth and learned to be a more compassionate and empathetic person. I believe in the movement so much, its also what I do for a living! Veganism is the future!
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  • Will Beyersdofer

My Vegan Story :
It became clear that it was the right thing to do. I want to make the world vegan and I try to everyday.
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  • Wallace O'Kelley

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  • Vladimir Gonzalez

My Vegan Story :
I became vegan by reading and learning more about scientific evidence of benefits being Vegan. I can see and feel a great benefit in my body and energy. I just love it
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  • Vivian Khadar

My Vegan Story :
Plant base whole food restarted.
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  • Vincent Cirivello

My Vegan Story :
I had prostate cancer 15 years ago. I read the China Study and became a vegetarian.
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  • VEGGIE CHEL (pronounced 'Shell')

My Vegan Story :
My vegan story is unusual. The abridged version is: I experienced secondary trauma when I was 23, and something about that opened my mindheart to the connection between meat and violence. I never ate animals again.