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#1 Old 04-02-2015, 04:25 PM
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Red face Hello from Virginia!

Becoming a vegetarian started out as an experiment during my sophomore year of high school. I would have never thought that I would be here, ending my freshman year of college, with no pork on my fork, and surprisingly, no milk in my cup (Sorry, that didn't rhyme. I was trying to think of something catchy and cool).
I prayed to the Most High to help me become a healthier person, and s/he answered! As a long-time lover of dairy products, I just couldn't consume it anymore. I packed up my mini-fridge and sent all of the eggs, milk, and cheese home.
I am on this site to hopefully find some fellow vegans! I am very new to veganism and I am also very open to some tips on staying that way! Thanks in advance!

xo Imani

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#2 Old 04-02-2015, 05:03 PM
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Welcome! I'm not too far away from you in North Carolina, and I'm also a new vegan. I went vegetarian when I was ending my freshman year of college, which was now 7 years ago. (Yikes, I feel old!). Anyway, welcome!
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Welcome Imani! Loved that saying "no pork on my fork" lol! Good one!

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#4 Old 04-02-2015, 05:20 PM
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Welcome! I'm in RVA too! I'm very active with RAL and Richmond Friends of Animals. There are lots of vegans here in central VA. And, of course, the world's BEST vegetarian festival is held here every year! This year it will on June 20 in Bryan Park.

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Wow! Thanks for that information! I had no idea there was a festival! I will definitely be there

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I was trying to seem witty! Lol, Thanks!!!
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#7 Old 04-02-2015, 06:02 PM
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That's awesome. I feel so much healthier/cleaner now that I'm vegan. Thanks for the welcome!
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#8 Old 04-02-2015, 07:37 PM
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The vegetarian festival is HUGE! Lots of great food vendors, rescue/animal rights groups, and great speakers. Definitely save the date. There's also a lot of vegan friendly restaurants in the area. We're lucky! Pm me if I can help in any way.
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#9 Old 04-03-2015, 04:55 AM
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I will! Thanks a lot!
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#11 Old 04-03-2015, 10:36 AM
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Thank you!
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#12 Old 04-03-2015, 01:15 PM
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Hi Imani and welcome to VeggieBoards.


My good wishes to you on your vegan journey.


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#13 Old 04-04-2015, 06:46 AM
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Thanks so much! I appreciate that
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#14 Old 04-04-2015, 11:47 AM
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Welcome! Hope you find everything you're looking for here. I am also not too far away, in Western, NC.

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#15 Old 04-05-2015, 07:40 PM
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Thats awesome. Thank you very much!
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