How one word and a girl turned me vegetarian
Hello herbivores, omnivores, carnivores and whatever else you label yourself as. I wanted to share my story with you about becoming a vegetarian as a teen.
Let’s start with the word, “murderer”.
P.s this post will be accompanied by many tasty looking vegan and vegetarian pics so you guys can get hungry 🙂
Turning Vegetarian as a teen
I actually became a vegetarian because my brother called me a murderer lol
It hurt me so much because it was kind of true. I also wanted to be just like his friend Gaby, who was vegan. To be like her, I had to at least stop eating meat.
I was young and you do those things when you’re a kid. She was pretty much my idol lol
I ate orange chicken the first time I cheated, which was around 6th grade or so.
(I really don’t remember what happened before 2014 so let’s just say it was in 6th grade.)
I began to eat meat again for a few days after my mom came home with that orange chicken.
My brother caught me eating some meat in the kitchen all by myself a few days later. He said it jokingly because he’s a meat eater too, but I didn’t like him calling me that.
After that, I gave myself a pep talk and decided to really try and be more like his friend Gaby, who I really liked and admired at the time. I started borrowing and watching those peta CDs from my friend who was attempting to go vegetarian too.
Those videos were what I needed to see to stop myself from eating meat.
It really hits you hard when you see videos and images of animals suffering. You wonder, is that really what we have been eating this whole time?
Finally Going Vegan almost 6 years later
I stopped eating meat completely in junior high school.
It was pretty fun and completely easy because school meat is DISGUSTING. Did I mention I used to puke once every year in school after lunch time?
Yeah, that’s definitely a red flag.
Anyway, I realized cheese and dairy products still took a toll on my mind and body.
That’s why I finally became vegan this year along with my mans Alexander.
Read all about that here!
I know it may be hard to go vegan, but it can be very easy with some motivation, inspiration and someone to look up to. I know I needed Gaby, my brother’s friend, to make me finally stop eating meat and those videos.
If you need that extra push and motivation, keep reading for a list of what you can do to easily turn vegetarian
What to do to go Vegetarian:
- find and follow vegetarians or vegans and become inspired by them
- Read: Vegans of Color you need to Follow (coming soon)
- watch movies and videos that share the truth about the meat industry
- Look up tasty recipes of vegetarian or vegan dishes
- try substitutes
- research more!
Are any of ya’ll vegan or vegetarian? What’s stopping you from trying it out?
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