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!
Dave Shishkoff Racing Cross - credit - Geoff Robson
Imagine a small (pop. 1400) red-neck Ontario town off Lake Huron. Picture a nerdy 14 year-old boy, surrounded by real-life versions of the folks you see in FUBAR and Napoleon Dynamite. Oh yeah, and it’s 1990. That’s me, on my first day of high school, standing in line at a Harvey’s deciding that I’m going to go vegan.You think that it’s hard to go vegan in this day and age? *wild laughter*I was surrounded by hockey and football players who laughed at my tofu hot dogs and would ask questions like, “So after dinner, you wanna go out for a hamburger?” Yes, after dinner is when I most want to go eat more food.
I was very fortunate to find VitaSoy soy milk cartons, and the original Yves ‘Burger Burgers’ (the ones that actually tasted good!), and that was pretty much the full complement of vegan specialty foods I had access to. It’s been a while, but my memories of eating seemed to focus mostly around frozen vegetables and tomato soup, and a short-lived addiction to soda. Read more...(1079 words, 1 image)