I was a Vegetarian almost all throughout High School.
I grew up in a family where meat was always the main dish, so this was definitely hard to work around. It didn’t help that my father was a amateur body builder and believed that meat was essential to his training. At first he wasn’t supportive of my lifestyle. After months of convincing, I think I have finally got him on board.
I had always disliked meat but the spark that really started my desire to give it up was the Food, Inc documentary. I watched it in 2011 and haven’t had a bite of meat since then. The main reason was because of humanitarian reasons. After the documentary, I did countless amounts of research on this topic and have made it my primary mission to inform everyone on how serious this topic is.
I am an environmentalist and am focusing on vegan conversion and its impact on global warming. I went vegan right after I graduated from High School in June of 2014. Since then my life has been nothing but complete and utter happiness. My life has never been as great as it is right now. I have never had this much energy and strength. Overall, my body is much healthier. I want everyone to feel just as happy and healthy as I do right now. I am currently a Journalism and Dietetics major at James Madison University. I would love to write a book on the health benefits of being vegan and environmental issues with meat production. I started my blog, Herbivores Only, to draw attention to how amazing this lifestyle is. Since then, I have convinced 5 people to go Vegetarian and 1 is considering becoming a Vegan. I have so many goals surrounding this lifestyle and even if I get one person to convert to Veganism, that is still 198 animals per year.
So alway remember: animals are friends, not food. Go Vegan! 🙂