I'm a beginning vegan. I was *almost* vegetarian for about five years ( I ate fish occaisonly) but now I'm trying to as vegan as I can. Eating vegan is easy for me (I love to cook), but finding things like vegan shoes is near impossible out here (I'm going to school in Utah; it's quite different from the SF bay area I grew up in).
Anyone have tips on how to survive as a vegan in a *very* conservative/ backwards environment? My nutrition prof regularly preaches the wonders of animal protein. yick.