Vegan since Nov 29 2015
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: in the deep South, in the middle of a farming county
Newly Vegan and new to this forum.
It speaks bounds about how deeply carnism is entrenched in mainstream society that I feel tentative about expressing that I am a Vegan. I am not ashamed of it whatsoever, more so I was rather ashamed when I still consumed animal products. I used to be one of those people who'd make fun of Vegans, and dismissed all as hippie pacifists who sit around smoking pot all day. I let my experience with the handful of Vegans I encountered mar my idea of it and put me off. Now, years later I finally admitted what I knew all along that eating animals was wrong. Also, eggs, milk and animal's flesh never agreed with my body. It was as as of my body was rejecting it all along. I'll go into more later as I post more here, but a lot of my decision to go Vegan stemmed from philosophy and an introspective journey that led me to what was self evident all along and as a lover of the truth; it was only right to acknowledge it and to make this change for the animals I claimed to love-- yet still ate some species of! and for myself. I was a defensive Carnist for the last couple years of my old habits, I just didn't want to admit to myself it was wrong though I was aware of the horrors animals go through so ignorant humans can consume their flesh. I will always be a flawed human, but at least the best we can do for our fellow sentient earthlings is to not eat them.
Cheers! I am glad to be here, it was a long time coming.