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#1 Old 03-03-2005, 06:53 PM
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Before introducing myself, I just wanted to thank everyone on this board. Like many of the comments/quotes I've read here, I too am a lone vegan/vegetarian. Meaning I'm the only vegan I know with all my family and friends happy and close-minded meat eaters. Many of which didn't even know what the term vegan meant until I became one. Since becoming vegan almost a year ago, I too have endured judgment, mean comments or jokes, and lack of support. Probably the most difficult has been not having anyone to talk too about various vegan/animal issues. As a result I freely admit I've had several long cries where I've doubted the world we live in. Last night was no exception where I just broke down and sobbed as I questioned if what I was doing was enough. If what one person does is enough, if being vegan, volunteering, writing letters, etc, will ever make a difference in the harsh world we live in. How can I change minds, perceptions, and years of behavior... This led me to you. I needed to find an environment that was kind, that has reverence for all life, not just our own, and provided helpful and honest support.

I spent the last hour reading your boards and can only say I needed this. I've laughed (from one person saying she was a "banana addict"), been educated (didn't know Little Caesars was vegan friendly), and felt the support I needed (reading similar family/friend scenarios). Thank you very much to all new and old members. I'm smiling again after a tough day. And, I'll do my best to provide help and support to you in the future.

Thank you,


(Vegan girl for almost a year, early thirties, married)

Orlando, FL
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#2 Old 03-03-2005, 06:55 PM
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Welcome! Thanks for being vegan I am sure you'll find much of interest here!
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#3 Old 03-03-2005, 06:56 PM
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You're welcome! And welcome to VB!

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#4 Old 03-03-2005, 06:59 PM
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Awww that's sweet, but it is nice to have people that understand, isn't it?
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#9 Old 03-03-2005, 09:02 PM
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welcome to vb!!

this place is great!
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#10 Old 03-03-2005, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to VB!

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
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#11 Old 03-03-2005, 11:17 PM
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That was a really nice intro!

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May the whole world be joyous'
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