Early in 2012 I started reaching out to vegan friends on twitter to ask them to share their testimonials. My hope was that by getting vegans to share their stories we could educate and inspire others and give people first hand accounts to replace perceptions or stereotypes. I’m incredibly grateful to those that have participated. Their stories speak for themselves! If you enjoy the series please let us know!
I struggled with being overweight for most of my life. Most of my family was overweight and we led a pretty sedentary lifestyle.
When I was 14, I decided that I was going to be vegetarian. I had always loved animals and it just didn’t make much sense to me to eat them, so I stopped. At this point I hadn’t really learned how to cook and we didn’t really eat very many vegetables, so my diet mostly consisted of starch and cheese and ranch dressing.