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#1 Old 10-21-2015, 07:31 PM
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Smile Hi Everyone 😸

Hello! I'm doing this backwards, as I have already posted on other forums, but I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I've been reading these forums for a while now, and wanted to interact with a vegan community. It's really hard to find other vegans or get advice, so here I am.
I am a pacifist and I try not to judge anyone. I really want to do something positive in my life, no matter how big or small it seems. I am also very connected to nature and I love the beach! I also have a thing for protecting and saving the oceans. I clean up the beach as volunteer work, it feels good knowing that I did something good for the fish! I only know one other vegan in my life, only dietary, and two vegetarians. I consider myself an ethical vegan and environmentalist. I hope to get good advice and connect here! Thanks!
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#2 Old 10-21-2015, 07:38 PM
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Howdy. Welcome to VB! And thanks for the good work you're doing!

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#3 Old 10-21-2015, 10:44 PM
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Hello! Good on you for helping to protect our beaches and oceans. As a beach lover, I thank you!


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#4 Old 10-22-2015, 12:02 AM
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#5 Old 10-28-2015, 10:13 AM
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Hello again, and thank you for your tremendous support on this site! I find it so relieving to finally interact with you all, especially since I do not know too many vegans/vegetarians. Unfortunately, my family is not vegan nor vegetarian, and they have never really been supportive. Ever since I was in high school, they have been convinced that I was "rebelling" or doing something unhealthy for my diet. They took me to a doctor and he said I was fine, and he's great because to this day he's still my doctor and I have a dietitian there too! They both helped me become a healthy vegan, and I never looked back on my diet. Sadly, my family has ever since treated me differently, and a few have even stopped calling or inviting me to events. I'll probably ask in another post if anyone else has struggled with a similar situation.

Anyways, thanks again for your kind wishes!
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#6 Old 10-28-2015, 05:13 PM
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Hi UKvege and welcome! I'm sorry about your family. That's really a shame that they treat you so terribly. I've been very fortunate though it took my family a while to get used to the idea. It's great to have places like this to come to where others understand and share your compassion. Glad to have you here!

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