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veg newbie looking for veg*n pals/discussion

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Hi, my name is meg. I recently became vegan but I don't know anyone who is vegan or even vegetarian. I know a lot of people from cooking in restaurants and from culinary school that would judge me and make fun of me for my decision.. I'm here to make friends and discuss veg*nism or just any chit chat.

Feel free to introduce yourself or start a discussion. I want to ask, how did some of you guys deal with other people judging you when you first became veg*n? Do people still give you s#it about it after x amount of time?
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The only time I have issues with non-vegetarians is at mealtimes (their unrecognized guilt turns into BACON jokes or protein questions). I just say I have a rule that I don't talk about my veganism during mealtimes, but would be glad to discuss it after the meal. If they press the issue, I just say that I like my way of eating and don't eat animals.
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Hi, Meg. I'm also new. Been vegan for two months now. I'm a retread, though. I was vegan for twelve years then ate animal foods for seven years. :(
To answer your question about dealing with judgment, I actually find it to be worse this time then it was in the nineties. People were mostly stunned and confused back in the day. Rarely did I encounter blatant hostility like I do now, constantly. This hostility mainly surfaces on the internet, which we didn't have back then.
People can be so horrible! Especially this whole low carb grass-fed movement that looks for every opportunity to hate on vegans. I find this to be extremely depressing. If I have to hear that all legumes and grains are poison one more time, I think I'll lose my mind!
That being said, we kind of asked for it. Vegans have traditionally bee preachy and self-righteous. Maybe it's good to be humbled.
Anyway, I've been getting into cooking more. I hope to see some of your recipes on here, having gone to culinary school and all (you, not me.) :D
Hi xPigeonswarmx :)
I disagree that vegans are "preachy and self-righteous." Most of us just want to eat our stirfry in peace.
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