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Why Did You Go Vegan?
WendiMy decision to become a vegan was a personal triumph that has changed nearly every nuance in my life.
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Each sibling, including myself, developed an eating disorder that only two, out of three of us, were able to control.
Marrying the wrong person for the wrong reasons, I repeated the dysfunction by preparing carnivorous entrees daily and swallowing years of anger and abuse.
When I left the relationship with my infant daughter, my path was clear: I would NEVER eat or prepare another animal product for the rest of my life.
Now independent, self-sufficient, and educated my only response when asked, "Why don't you eat meat or dairy products? Why not use products with animal ingredients?" My answer is this: I am honoring myself. Do I love animals? They're okay. Do I advocate PETA or various likeminded groups? To a degree. Making judgments towards others because of what they eat, wear, publicly speak or feel is not always a genre I want to say I wholeheartedly support.
I respect vegans because we have chosen a healthier, spiritual, and sometimes difficult lifestyle that transcends into a people who emit strength, self-assurance, and vitality.
I am proud to be a vegan.
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