Here are my thoughts on watching Vegan 2017, The Film by...
This post serves two purposes. 1. inform the people who are confused about what it truly means to be vegan 2. help out someone who is new to veganism and recently made the switch.
Either way I think we can all agree that labels are stupid and just because someone says they are vegan, doesn’t mean they are the same ‘vegan’ as you are!
Vegan: a person who does not eat or use animal products.
That’s the literal definition of what it means to be a vegan. But there are all different steps and levels too, which can be confusing.
A lot of people think that in order to be vegan you have to rid yourself of anything that’s not cruelty-free, fair trade or even organic. But guys…that’s not what being vegan is about AT ALL.
Saying you’re vegan is saying you’re not perfect. It’s making a commitment to rid animal products from your life because you CARE.
To all my new vegans relax.
Clothing // If you own fur and leather, donate it to those in need. If your shoes are made with leather, don’t stress. Make an effort to buy ethically-made vegan shoes next time you have the money to purchase a new pair. Look into some fair trade brands that work for you and consider buying second hand clothes from a thrift shop!
Food // Probably the most simple, stop eating animal products at a pace that allows you live your normal life and not feel the need to binge on cheese three days later.
Watch this video if you’re wondering what vegans do when they accidently eat something that’s not vegan. It’s by a vegan Youtube Caitlin Shoemaker who is a huge inspiration for me! ?
Beauty products // I have an entire post about my favorite cruelty-free products here. I switched over each of my products AFTER I used up the normal product. Don’t feel like you are required to spend tons of money right away and switch out everything you own. Do it at a pace that you’re comfortable with!
Although someone may be on a different level than you are it’s important to remember that we all have something in common: we care about our health and the animals! ?
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Hello there, I'm Amanda and I'm on a mission to live a happy, healthy lifestyle... and while I'm at it, inspire others to do the same!