We are everywhere! The People Project is intended to show the many faces of veganism.  To join The People Project  simply fill out this form and include a photo of yourself. Let the world see that vegans come from all walks of life and can be anyone, and hopefully someday, everyone.

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Nia

New York

I’ve been a vegan for 13 years now. Why isn’t everyone a vegan? It makes no sense.

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Wendy

Geneva, Switzerland

While I initially became interested in veganism for health and environmental reasons, it was ultimately my compassion for animals that led me to adopt a vegan lifestyle. For a fuller account of my journey of compassion, check out my blog, The Nomadic Vegan.

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Sarah

San Diego, CA

I have been vegan for about 5 years. I am a plant-based chef/health educator of Vibrant Eats. I am a passionate advocate for spreading the word about diet and disease prevention and intervention.

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Juliann

Ronkonkoma NY

I am an athletic performance consultant and the author of Unleash Your True Athletic Potential: a book that discusses how a vegan diet is an integral part of optimal athletic performance. I became vegan after meeting some wonderful people who had been that way for years.

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Dina

West Palm Beach, FL

I am a raw vegan chef and founder of Chunkie Dunkies. Our cookies are 100% plant based and delicious. I have been a vegan for many years, and will continue to do my part to help our planet!

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Ellen

Tampa, FL

I went vegan for the trifectra: for the animals, health & the environment. I wrote “Eat Vegan on $4 a Day” because I got so tired of seeing all the stories on the news that said you can’t eat healthfully on a budget, when I’ve done this for the better part of 34 years.
 

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Lily

MK, England

I love animals to much not to care. Been vegetarian most of my life but been vegan for 8 years, happiest years of my life. Started OldWivesTail to finally try abolish animal testing.

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Leslie

Plymouth, Michigan

I am vegan because I care deeply about the welfare of animals and because I want to protect our planet. I feel healthy and peaceful as a vegan, and I am grateful to all the others who’ve made the choice to value animals as much as humans.

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Laura

Wilmington, Delaware

I have created a company that is based around health, veganism and plant-based beauty-care: Genuinely Simple. I try and support veganism through my products.

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Christian

Orlando, FL

I went vegan after I watched Forks Over Knives and it would have been ignorant not to go vegan after that film. Then my compassion for animals grew during my time as a vegan which led me to create my website

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Roy

Harbor, Oregon

20-year vegan. Switched after seeing John Robbins video. Easy, never looked back, just feels right and normal. Too many positives to list!

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Captain Dave

St. Thomas, USVI

I own Vegan Sailing, providing vegan sailing vacations in the Virgin Islands. I have been a vegan for about 3 years, originally for my personal health and now to help the planet.

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Tanja & Warren

South Africa

Became vegans at the end of May 2013. Our love for animals far outweighed our taste for meat and fish. We have seen the benefits by going off my blood pressure pills. We have not looked back and enjoy the challenges that this lifestyle brings.

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Tiffany

Costa Mesa, CA

Vegan because I had a spiritual awakening and realized we are all made of the same matter and same energy, we come from the same source. I have always had a deep sense of empathy for the animals and our planet.

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Sophie

Ontario, Canada

I’ve been vegan for 30 yrs or so. I’m vegan for the animals and I have a website about traveling as a vegan since I love traveling and finding vegan food everywhere is my idea of fun.

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Greg

I made the final transition to vegan at the conclusion of my first tour of Farm Sanctuary two years ago.

 

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Lila

I have never eaten meat. I am vegan (Since 2012) for the animals and to save our planet. Founder of Earth Peace Foundation, taking youth forums into schools & clubs to talk about species equality & plant based food.

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Amanda

Vegan for the animals and our earth. I’ve been veg since 1995 and vegan since 2012. I am an animal rights activist and the director of my daughter’s foundation: Earth Peace Foundation

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Michelle

Toronto, Canada

I manufacture a line of raw, vegan, organic dressings, spreads & sauces. I am a longtime vegan for several reasons including my love of animals my quest for optimal health and my desire to help create a global shift in consciousness.

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Guy

New York City

Occupation: Executive chef and owner at Beyond Sushi
Why I Went vegan: Because I believe in wholesome eating and I am against animal abuse

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Holley

Petaluma, CA

I have been vegan for 10 yrs. and my entire family is vegan!! It’s awesome! I work online, split the screen and promote veganism while i am working. I am vegan for the ANIMALS, always and forever!!!

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Trinity

I am meditation coach, vegan chef and recipe book author. I went vegan 20 years ago after a profound spiritual awakening and felt the incredible interconnectedness of all sentient life.

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Stacie and Lenny

Wisconsin & Italy

Vegan for health, the environment and the animals.

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Jane

Canada

My experience came from attending Hippocrates Health Institute. I was so inspired by this amazing wellness retreat and eating raw, live vegan foods that I decided I wanted to promote this healthy way of living.

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Veronica

New York, NY / Abu Dhabi, UAE

“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.” – Charles Darwin

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Naomi

I’m a holistic physical therapist. Animals have always been my sanity. They have always been loyal, dedicated, and full of love in my life. I honor their existence and do what I can to honor them and their well being.

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Sharon

Central North, Carolina

Vegan for the Animals. Compassionate Vegan. Spay/Neuter Coordinator for Project BARK (bringing animals relief & kindness) (volunteer position)

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Jody

San Diego, CA

I’m an electrician and lifelong Democrat. I’ve been a vegan since 1998. My main motivation for not eating a cheeseburger or buying a pair of hiking boots made of leather is that I just can not accept farming or hunting animals and killing them for

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Kariann

Saint Paul, MN

Hairstylist
I’m vegan for the animals, & also for the earth

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Christine

Vineland, NJ

My occupation is Plant-Based Diet Coach and Personal Chef. I became vegan after the realization that my values were not congruent with my actions.

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Victoria

Canada

Vegan for 9 years, vegetarian for 24years. Registered Holistic Nutritionist since 2001. Reasons: health, environment, animal welfare.

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Eric

Missouri

Meat free since 1991 and vegan since 2003. I’m vegan because I believe all animals experience pain the same as we do and should not be abused. I also recognize the great impact on both the planet and our health caused by a meat and dairy based

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Dani

Norfolk, VA

I am vegan and loving it due to my passion for optimal health, love for animals, living cruelty-free and also for enriching and making Mother Earth a peaceful place for all creatures. – Love & Light

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Lisa

Orange County

Became Vegan in Jan 2013. I became vegan because I have so much compassion for animals. A plant based lifestyle is very fulfilling to me. I feel healthier, stronger and have more energy than ever before.

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Sandy

Michigan

I’m Deaf and fluency in ASL. Dietitian/Nutrition Program Instructor. I’m vegan since 2010. I was vegetarian for 4 years in 1979-1983 then semi-vegetarian with plant-based diet for 27 years. I’ll never eat any animal products again.

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Cristi

New York City

I created Setting the Bone as a guide to mindful vegan living by aligning choices with beliefs. I wish to make mindful choices, to choose joy over remorse, life over death. I choose setting the bone over breaking it.

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Rain

Chigago/New York

I am a very happy, free spirited, positive vegan for 23 years. I am a Chef & Certified Vegan Lifestyle Health Coach. Reason for being vegan: Spiritual reasons, the planet, animal rights.

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Sant

Southern California

Both my wife and I switched to a Vegan diet in November of 2012 because we do not want to support an industry that kills life for profit!! We’ll never go back to consuming any animal products whatsoever.

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Shelley,Tom & Laurin Orton

Ontario

I adopted veganism because of very painful arthritis in my hands. Within 2 weeks of cutting out the diary, I was pain-free!! No turning back. We as a family had been vegetarian for 20 years plus.

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Luvina

Glendora, California

I am Vegan because I love animals, and my 2 kids are vegan too. I have to tell them about love and respect for all beings. People shouldn’t be hypocrites having pets at home and at the same time corpses in the refrigerator…

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Dee

Pennsylvania

30 years as a Vegetarian, last 3 as a vegan. Mother of 4 (super healthy children)

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Rachel

Charleston, SC

I am vegan for the animals! I don’t want to be a part of a system that causes harm and suffering. And I want to be an advocate for those without a voice.

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Sally

Ohio/Georgia

I’m vegan because I want to live in a compassionate world. I’ve always had a close connection with animals and once I went vegan, I knew I was living my life honestly.

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Eddie

Ireland

Reason for being vegan: all of them. we dont need animal products to live happy.

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Brooke

Oregon

Vegetarian since birth and vegan for almost 3 years. I can’t even imagine not having veganism in my life. It is such a big part of who I am. If I live in a fishing/hunting community and have managed my diet, it is possible for others to do it!

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Peter

Belgium

I am currently doing a Yoga Teacher training and plan to organize vegan cooking workshops here in Brussels to coach people to inspire and help them make their personal transition to veganism.

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Ruthie

Orange County, CA

Mom of 3, moderate liberal and full-time student studying culinary arts. Plant-strong since 6/16/12. Switched to a vegan diet for health reasons and love it! I work at a vegan restaurant and want to share what I know with others.

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Pat

Boulder, CO

CLC and I am a Psychotherapist and healer, plus Vegan!
I became a Vegan for health reasons and due to my LOVE for animals.

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Sammi

Marketing Student, Nursing Assistant
I’m Vegan for my health, fitness, for the animals who have no voice, for my spirituality, EVERYTHING! I feel so in tune with LIFE living this Vegan Lifestyle:)

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Angela

Reading, PA

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – is my motto of choice right now. I became a vegetarian when I was nine, and finally woke up to the reality that I should be vegan, at 19. My primary reason for being a vegan is ethical!

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Karl

San Francisco, CA

Shakuhachi player (and retired physicist). Can’t think of any reasons not to be vegan. Have been a vegan for about 7 years and vegetarian before that for 20 years.

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Virginia

Seattle

I am a vegan for myself, the environment but most of all, for the animals!

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Janna

New York

I make videos, play video games, and get tattoos. I’m vegan because my body isn’t a graveyard.

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Audrey

New York

I love being vegan, creating vegan recipes, buying cruelty-free products, and supporting the animals and environment around us! We have fit into the world around us and work together in harmony…

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Victoria

New York City

Vegan 29 years, for the animals
Author, Speaker, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Director of Main St. Vegan Academy, a training program for Vegan Lifestyle Coaches

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Tim

Australia

I am retired, a nomad going round looking for good in this world, and always happy meeting like-minded vegans during my travels.
I have been vegan since 2005.

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Annabel

Germany

I’m vegan because I love animals- they are just amazing! The suffering of them literally causes me pain…. I am very cynical, I love weird dark humour… and I just started blogging!

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Justin

Vancouver Island

I grew up a 4th generation cattle and hog rancher. Luckily in 2002 I learned better and adopted a vegan lifestyle for the animals, for the environment, for my health… for liberation.

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Faye

Sydney

I’ve been vegan for around six years and I am vegan because I have respect for the preciousness of life. My websites areeasyvegetarian.net and animalsandus.com.au

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Emma

Brisbane, Australia/New York, USA

Singer-songwriter / musician / performer
I’m Vegan for my health, for the animals, for the people and for our beautiful planet.

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Ryan

Newfoundland

Founder of T.O.F.U. magazine
I’ve been vegan for over six years now. I became vegan when I realized I should not eat what I could not kill with my own hands.

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Rebecca

Orlando, FL

“Veganism is not a “sacrifice.” It is a joy.” ― Gary L. Francione
I can’t, in good conscience, contribute to industries that justify the killing of creatures or the destruction of the planet.

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Suzette

RN, B-C, CPHQ

58 year old female Vegan for health reasons since 2010. Love it! Don’t find it a challenge at all!

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Roggie

Austin, TX

I am a very happy very vegan women open to meeting single vegan men and the right work partners interested in upping the ante in our ever-changing world.

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Valentina

Port Washington, NY

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Bruce

Washington, DC

Attorney. Vegetarian since 1979 and Vegan since 2002 because I believe in non-violence.

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Wayne

I became a vegan to support my wife’s vegan choice so i guess i just kinda fell into it. im staying for all the good food and health benefits and the belief that nothing needs to suffer or be killed for me to eat really, really well.

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Kim

Taos, NM

I’m vegan in diet and lifestyle, for the health of all concerned – myself, the animals, the planet, and all who share it. I cook and write to share the love, and feed my friends.

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Marie

Rotterdam

I am a circus art student in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. I am vegan for our planet and its beings who live on earth

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Tina

NY & TX

Whole foods and plant based with my husband since December 2010. Being healthy was what started this but becoming vegan is about making the best moral and ethical choices. BE KIND – BE VEGAN!

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Michael

Works in Management
Meat Free since 2008
Ethical-Vegan from Dec. 2012, until Death!

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Volpe

California

Bay Area student, art model & registered Independent. I love art galleries, operas, thespian plays, wine-tastings, stargazing & yoga.Vegetarian for 10 years & now vegan for animals, the environment, health & spiritual reasons.

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Aubrey

Austin, TX

I’m vegan to reduce cruelty, live longer, benefit this home (Earth) that we live on and because it feels damn good. I blog over at Project Lovegood

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Erja

Finland

Vegan for animals and environment & to promote compassion and love towards life.

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Udoka

Dallas, TX

Veganism allows people to, maybe for the first time, explore what food really is and can be. This is my main reason why I am a huge advocate!

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Cory

Ohio

Composer
There aren’t animal products that are simultaneously good for environment, animals, and health.

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Brie

Tennessee

Musician, liberal
I want to make every day the best it can be for myself, fellow humans, and animals. I feel better and more alive as a vegan. It’s a great gift to feel more connected to my body and to the earth.

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Daniel

California

I’ve been vegetarian since I was 12 now in 34 been raw vegan since February 2012 I do it for my love of all living animals.

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Faye

Australia

Belly Dancer, teacher, Artist, Writer/Illustrator of children’s educational books. I’m studying a Masters in Psychotherapy. Vegetarian since age 8; went vegan about 6 years ago.

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Urosh

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vegan, Freethinker, Human and non-human rights advocate

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Christina

South Carolina

Vegan thanks to “Skinny Bitch”. Read it & started learning about a vegan diet. My eyes were opened to the food industry & the torture the animals are being put through.I do not want to take part in such behavior.

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Leanne

Australia

I’m vegan because I love animals.

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Jan

Oregon

After battling health issues, my husband and I became vegetarians. Today we enjoy a 100% plant-based diet. We’ve lost weight and my husbands blood sugar levels have improved by 30%!

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Aletha & Matthew

Michigan

Graphic/Fiber Artists in Detroit
Vegan for combined 12 years Because we want to build a peaceful world.www.mattoberdier.comwww.alethafaye.etsy.com

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Corey

Texas

Vocals for Pat The Human
Political Views: Anarchist
Why I’m Vegan: Love, above all else is the reason I choose not to support genocide. Every sentient being is equal in my eyes.

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Lydia

Michigan

I am a vegan chef, author and filmmaker. I’ve been with veganism a little over ten years and am in still in love with it. I’ll never turn away from this lifestyle. It has meant so much to me.

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Andrea

Texas

Research Design Assistant
Vegan for 3 years, because I love life and assume most do, aware or not. Its only logical! Mother nature gives us fruits and veggies, ready made fast food! Love Earth!

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Madeline

California

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Heather

Florida

Vegan for 5 months and counting

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Dan and Brandie

Washington

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Katie

Virginia

Vegan for just 2 weeks (vegetarian for 9 months before). I was so intimidated to go vegan – I don’t even know anyone else who is vegan! I know I have made the right decision for my health and for animals.

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Stephanie

New York

Vegan for health reasons, for the animals, for the world. Maintaining veganism through college for 7 months now.

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Meaghan & Jordan

North Carolina

Jordan has been vegan for over a year and I have been vegan for a few months. Supporting the livestock industry means supporting unsustainable eating practices as well as cruelty.

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Yann-Maël

Lorient, France

Musician / Pall-bearer
Vegan for 5 months I was vegetarian for 2 years before that. I’m vegan for ethical reasons, health, environment (pollution, water…), world hunger.

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Rose

UK

I’m from Brighton, but studying in Birmingham. I became a vegan originally for the challenge but the ethics and health reasons quickly became important to me as I learnt more.

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Sharon

Mexico City

Studying Audio Engineering
I’m a vegan for animal rights. Animals can’t speak for themselves and they suffer terribly. I’m not a supporter of animal cruelty and i’m a loud and proud vegan!

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Lisa

New York

Originally vegan for health. After becoming educated in nutrition & learning about food production it saddened me to see animal abuse. Mostly, everyone I know is against animal cruelty, yet eats meat

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Coimbra

Venezuela

(1 year) damn hard being a vegan over here, but I’m not giving up. they all need to know. It’s hard to save the world, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right?

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Crystal

California

I’m from California. I’m vegan for animal rights, health benefits, and environmental reasons. “Earthlings” and “Forks Over Knives” are the two movies that convinced me to go from vegetarian to vegan, and I’m so glad I did!

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Stacey

California

Vegan because being vegetarian wasn’t enough, and I want to live a cruelty-free life.

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Kirstynne

Ohio

I became vegan for ethical, moral, and nutritional reasons…and I’ve never felt better!

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Laura

Austrailia

I’m vegan because I can’t bear the immense cruelties involved in the animal/food trade, I also find it to be the easiest way to be respectful of nature.

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Lauren

Nebraska

Studying theatre
Vegan for health, ethics, the planet, everything!

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Catherine

United States

‘Pure Love’ for the animals and the earth is why I am vegan

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Kasey

Florida

Wife and mother, nonprofit administrator, nature lover, vegan. Became vegan out of love and respect for all life; the vast improvement in my health was a bonus. Contributor to This Dish is Veg. Blog at VeggieMightee.

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Leigh-Chantelle

Brisbane, Australia

I’m Vegan because it’s the best way I can lead by example to encourage compassion, respect and to promote all the things I agree with: the rights of all beings!

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Blair

Connecticut

I’m vegan because I’m against damage, destruction, and waste.

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Kimberly

Florida

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Thomas Edison

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Maynard

Massachusetts

Harvard School of Public Health, Bioethics, Population Health (Global Health and Population)
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Robin

Virginia

Cookbook Author
Vegan for more than 20 years. I love animals – I don’t eat them.

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Bea

Florida

I live in Central Florida. Vegan since 1/2/2008 – Was a vegetarian prior to learning about the cruelty in eggs and dairy. My goal is to advocate for nonhumans and social justice issues whenever and where ever I can.

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Bob

Florida

I’m vegan because being the subject of a life confers moral status that must be respected. I’m a writer and editor, and on the boards of both Florida Voices for Animals and The League of Humane Voters, Florida.

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Amanda

Florida

I’ve been meat-free since 1995 and vegan since 2004. My dream is to travel the globe and explore all the beauty (and delicious vegan food) the world has to offer.

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Ilona

Częstochowa (Poland)

Vegan a few months but I know I’ll stay it forever. I don’t eat animals beacause I love animals. Animals are my friends not my food & Veganism is the healthiest diet!

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Kelly

Pennsylvania

Vegan since 1-1-11, but an aspiring vegan long before. Because no animal should have to suffer so that we can have things we don’t need.

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Cailin

Texas

I view animals as just as deserving of life as human beings, and I love knowing that I can make a difference in an animal’s life each day by choosing not to eat, wear or use animal products.

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Nikki

Buffalo NY

Nursing student
Vegan for ethical, environmental and health reasons.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates

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Shannon

Florida

Freelance writer & photographer Vegan for ethical, environmental, and health reasons.

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Raven

New York City

I never eat anything I think I can have a conversation with.

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Julie

South Yorkshire, England

Vegan for the animals, enviroment and for better health. Absolutly love being vegan

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Rulian

California

5 years old
Baby mouse and hamster socializer/foster parent
Wee Companions
“I was born vegan. Eating animals is bad because you are killing life.

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Danielle Elliot

New York, NY/Kona, Hawaii

Producer, Writer
I’m vegan for me – for energy and overall wellness.

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Nathan

Franklin,TN

Writer, recent college grad planning on library school Christian anarchist/pacifist in the tradition of Leo Tolstoy; committed Christian in faith and practice. Vegan for animal rights since April 3, 2007; abolitionist perspective.

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Laura

Massachusetts

Handbag designer, behind the cruelty-free, handmade handbag label, Pansy Maiden. Vegan for 2 years and vegetarian for 11, because it makes the most sense for the health of animals, our Earth, and my own body.

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Kathy

Sydney, Australia

Vegan for health, environment and love for animals.
Author and blogger
www.vegansarecool.com
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Stacey

Missouri

Vegan since November of 2010 for my health originally, then studied where my food came from which led to enlightenment about animal suffering and the poisoning of our environment and social issues.

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Geanna

Oregon

Librarian and a writer.
My Blog: Green Vegan Living
Vegan for health and because it just seems right.

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Melissa

Florida

Spa Industry
It is my compassion towards animals and my passion for life that has made me a Vegetarian since I was 14 and Vegan for 4 years.

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Tabitha

Indiana

Inner City Teacher Loving: yoga, running, riding bikes, music, large cities, farmers’ markets, supporting local economy, the Colts, writing, and blogging Vegan for the health of my body and my planet.

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Matthew

I work at one of my local Co-Ops, but dream of becoming a successful Singer and Actor. Went Vegan almost 6 years ago. Started Vegan Heartland in 2011. Being Vegan has so changed my life in so many positive ways!

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Heidi

Noosa, Australia

The Abolitionish Approach
Vegan for the planet, vegan for my health, but most importantly vegan because it is the morally right thing to do!

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Roggie Baer

Texas

Austin music booking agent
vegan since 1983 for the animals, you, me and our planet, I have raised a vegan daughter and I am now working on my Mother pictured with me here.

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Linda

Pennsylvania

Registered Nurse Disease Management & Health Coach
Newly vegan, inspired by Dr. Neal Barnard on PBS. My mission is to educate others on changes that can transform health.

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Christina

Ontario

I’m a self employed mom of two,(selling romance and fun enhancing adult products)
Went vegetarian to reduce toxins in my breastmilk and for the environment, vegan because milk and eggs contribute to animal suffering.

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Karen

Florida

Licensed clinical social worker. Vegan for over a year, vegetarian for more than 5. I find eating meat distasteful & dislike the treatment of animals raised for food. I think a vegan diet is most healthful.

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Casey

California

Professor of National Security Decision Making
Proud Republican
Vegan for health, environment, economics, ethics and for my son’s future!

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Bob

California

Conservative, Marine Corps Officer, Founder of the Kairos Coalition and VegHeads of Monterey Bay Vegan for the animals, but realized it is the best path to a sustainable environment & optimal health.

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Derek & Marcella

Derek: Personal Trainer, Plant-Based Nutritionist, Bodybuilder (4 yrs vegan) Marcella: Actuary and aspiring Figure Competitor (10 yrs vegan) Vegan for health and on principle.

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Ryan

Newfoundland

Founder of the vegan magazine, T.O.F.U. | Restless wanderer. I’ve been vegan for over four years now. I went vegan because I realized I should not eat what I could not kill with my own hands.

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Beryl

California

Went vegetarian 40 years ago, vegan 1-1/2 years ago. My dogs are vegan too. I don’t eat my friends & all animals are my friends. Love Farm Sanctuary in Orland, CA & Animal Place in Grass Valley, CA.

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Corran

Brighton, England

I have been Vegan for 3 years. I went Vegan for ethical reasons. I was vegetarian for 6 years before that

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Jennifer

California

Project Manager, forager, atheist, Democrat, green vegan, foodie & blogger: “Live Green, Wear Black”
Buy local produce, grow some greens & stay away from ready-made frozen meals.

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Daniel

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Vegan since 1995
I’m vegan because it’s the only way to live! creator of the only animal rights TV program in Israel.

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Molly

California

I work for a vegan restaurant called Nature’s Express. I have been vegetarian for 30 years (my whole life) and vegan for 2 years. After 2 weeks of being vegan I wanted to kick myself for not doing it sooner.

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Antonio

London

I blog about green issues for Energyrefuge.com
and contribute to Brazilian animal rights news agency ANDA.

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Marta

Ontario

28 Social Worker, Health & Fitness Enthusiast & Co-Vlogger FitForTwo.TV I live in Ontario, Canada with my veggie husband & 2 puggles. Vegan for animals and planet first, & health second.

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Barnet

Oregon

Dedicated to empowering vegetarians everywhere! Vegan for many reasons, but compassion for animals is #1. Vegan world = compassionate world.

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Vanessa

Antibes, France

Librarian/freelancer/dilettante
Vegan for almost 7 yrs now Vegetarian 7 yrs before that. I’m vegan because I love life.

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Russell

Texas

Unitarian Universalist Minister
I was vegetarian for many years but went vegan initially for health reasons. I wish I’d made the switch much sooner for the animals.

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Shaundra

Arizona

20 years old, Scientific researcher & professional musician. Vegan for my fellow creatures & for ethical scientific advancement.
Vegan since 2010, vegetarian since 2008.

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Louise

South Africa

Commissioning engineer
ethical vegan; 13 years vegan, 13 years vegetarian before that.

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Kate & Aaron

Maryland

Kate vegan for 3 yrs,
Aaron for 9 years.
We are animal rights activists and vegan for ethical reasons

80

Carla

Brighton, England

Veggie since 1994 and became Vegan 6 years ago. It’s the best thing I have ever done. I went Vegan for the animals and have since found many more very good reasons.

81

Cheryl

Stockholm, Sweden

Passion: Roller Derby
Quote: “When you label me, you negate me.” — Kierkegaard
Reason for being vegan: Nothing else makes sense. I do it for environmental, moral and health reasons.

82

Patricia and Jason

Oregon

Vegan for ethical, moral, environmental, and health reasons.

83

Katie

Maryland

Manager/Marketing at Great Sage
Enjoys taking photographs.
Vegan for ten years, loves helping others learn to live a healthier life and eat better!

84

Andy

Maryland

Student/Musician/Server at Great Sage.
Vegan for health, environment, and most importantly the animals! Love animals don’t eat them!

85

Heather

Maryland

Student/Server at Great Sage
“I’m vegan because I don’t think anyone should die or suffer in order for me to live!”

86

Mike

Maryland

Food expo and aspiring bartender at Great Sage.
Future Pro-Triathlete.
Bikes everywhere!
“I’ve devoted my life to a healthy lifestyle and a vegan diet makes me feel good.”

87

Benjamin

Texas

10 years old.
I’ve been vegan for 5 years and I love it. I was vegetarian but I am allergic to dairy & animal cruelty. So we are all healthy vegans now.
May the force be with you.

88

Emily

Tennessee

Vegetarian for years for ethical reasons; went vegan for the environment & animal rights a year ago. I love to cook, & started to really pursue it after going vegan.

89

Susie

California

Vegan mother, lover, artist and “Hemp Foodie” I live on the Northern Cali Coast w/ a bunch of dogs, two Veggie Kids and one tall Veggie Partner. Inspiring a Hemp Food Revolution One Bite At a Time!

90

Regina

Illinois

Mountain bike racer and vegan food blogger.
Vegan since 2008 for myself and for all living creatures.

91

Paula

Oslo, Norway

Veterinarian. Atheist. Age 47
Politically, I’m GREEN.
Passions: Astronomy & Science, Biology
I’m vegan for the Planet,
how couldn’t I be?

92

Chris

British Columbia

PPC Search Specialist and Photographer
I’m vegan for myself (health), everyone else (environment) and the animals(ethics).

93

Mike

Florida

Vegetarian for 4 years and vegan for 2. I’m a marathoner and run ~50 miles a week.
Originally for health reasons but once I learned more I went vegan for animal rights.

94

Left to Right : Sumaiyah, Melissa and Shoshana

Melissa: Vegan since 2003
I became a vegan for health and spiritual reasons
Founder of Black, Green and Veg

95

Amanda

Iowa

New vegan – since June 2010
Vegan for health and ethics
Food Blogger

96

Kerry

Texas

Domestic Goddess
Tree Hugging Liberal

97

Mary Ann

Colorado

Vegan for the animals, my health and the environment.
Animal Liberation = Human Liberation

98

Andrea

Lincoln UK

41, Vegan for nearly 4 years, veggie for 25 years before that. I respect animals far too much to want to exploit or harm them in any way. Single mum to 2 veggie sons and a vegan daughter.

99

Daisy

Lincoln, UK

2 years old
Vegan since I was conceived, thanks to my vegan Mummy. Happy, healthy, ahead of my age developmentally, I love all our rescued pets: 7 cats, 6 chickens and 8 guinea pigs.

100

Gary & Clara

Texas

Builders
Vegans for Health & lovin’ it!

101

Adele

Newcastle

Vegan for 17 years. At the age of 8 I saw a cow slaughtered. I devoted my life to making sure no animal is sacrificed at the hands of man. Co-creating a New Earth via Rainbow Ark Lifescape Mag.

102

Anika

Washington

Vegan since 1993
Vegan to not be part of the abuse and suffering of animals. Like: fashion, art, food, sharing, DIY/DIT, music, Kirby, and dominoes.

103

Lesli Baker

40 yrs old
Vegan for 5 years. A single mom, retail clothing store manager, & a Burlesque performer. I went Vegan to lose weight. However, I lost both of my parents to cancer. Veganism may save my life.

104

Hayden

8 Years old Student
Vegan for 1 1/2 years.
I see no difference between a dog, cat, cow or a chicken and I would never eat my dog.

105

Melissa

New York

writer, artist, zinester, blogger, Vegan Etsy Team co-captain
Vegan since 2006, as a boycott against a system which I cannot support.
Too many Combined , New York in Green and Vegan Etsy

106

Butterflies

New Zealand

Vegan for over 3 decades
The Vegan Truth Vegan Poet Gentle World
Vegan 32 years. I don’t believe in oppressing & enslaving other sentient animals with the capacity to suffer.

107

Kelly

Georgia

Baker / Writer/ Photographer
Vegan for ethics and health

108

Nahum

Illinois

Business Owner
I’m vegan because anything else would be uncivilized.

109

Susmitha

Bangalore, India

Being Vegan is a loving, respectful, healthy, awesome and extremely positive way to live life. It’s a no brainer!
Do the happy dance and the reason to do so will follow.

110

Alesandra

California

Entrepreneur and Healthy Lifestyle Advocate
Vegan for optimal health, low environmental impact and compassion for all living things.

111

Sandra

Sedona

Became vegan 25 years ago to restore health. Stayed vegan because it’s the healthiest for our planet and all who inhabit it.

112

Stuart

Arizona

Family physician and Lifestyle Medicine specialist, author, and educator.
Vegan for health, the environment, and all living creatures.

113

Emily

Arizona

Went vegan for my health, stayed vegan because I love living an everyday life that is aligned with my beliefs.
Grad student pursuing my M.Ed in Special Education

114

Mercedes

St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles

Accountant
Vegan thanks to the movie “EARTHLINGS”. Vegan for Ethics, Health, the Environment and for my taste buds.

115

Bonnie

Toronto, Canada

Writer and Editor
Went vegan in 2006 after meeting a little white duck & learning just how powerful animal spirits are.
Bonnies Ducks

116

Rolanda

United Kingdom

Director of EVOLVE! Campaigns
Mother to Chris.
Vegan for the animals and because it’s morally the right thing to do!

117

James

United Kingdom

Retired Spinal Specialist and Director of EVOLVE! Campaigns
Step-father to Chris.
Vegan for over 50 years, 100% for the animals! Good health is merely a bonus!

118

Chris

United Kingdom

Youth Contact for EVOLVE! Campaigns
14 years old, vegan for 6 years, vegetarian before that. Vegan because of animal cruelty. “Once you know the truth you can never turn back.”

119

Marty

New York

Charter Pilot
Marty’s Flying Vegan Review
Veg for about 18 years and vegan since June ’10.

120

Celeste

Florida

Vegan for 1½ years
Because I realized I could enjoy life better without exploiting animals.

121

Kristen

Texas

President & Co-Founder
Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E.
“VEGFest Houston” (2011)
Vegan for the Animals, for the Earth, for ethics (animal & human rights), for peace, compassion and nonviolence.

122

DJ Alkimist

Washington, DC

Vegan for the animals, the environment, and myself.

123

Jessie

Florida

Reason for being vegan: First and foremost for animal ethics. The environmental and health benefits are an added bonus!

124

Sophia

Massachusetts

Vegan musician
Do Not Forsake Me
Oh My Darling

Vegan for the planet.

125

Tejas

Ireland

Lacto-Vegetarian whole life before going vegan.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – M. Gandhi
Vegan for animal rights

126

Danica

Washington

Ex-Scientist & current Vegan Food Blogger
Veganism is not only the most compassionate approach to life, but the best way to respect myself and the world.

127

Marzia

Texas

Eco friendly trainer and certified nutritionist
Vegan for health, ethics, and the environment.

128

Jaime

Washington, DC

Media Liaison, PETA
Vegan for health, the animals and the environment.

129

Tamara

California (via Huntsville, Alabama)

Librarian
Became vegan November 2009 Vegan because I believe that animals deserve to be treated with dignity & respect.

130

Alec

California

Financial Advisor & Film & Music Producer
Saw the film Earthlings, & became vegan to practice compassion. Never have I felt better or thought more clearly.

131

Angela

Texas

Filmmaker
Vegan for the love of animals.

132

Cari

Ohio

Vegetarian for 24 years.
Vegan for 14. For compassion.
Raising my son vegetarian.

133

Noelle

Michigan

Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Singer, clincal analyst and vegan since 2009 – for vocal health, weight loss and energy

134

Will

Pennslyvania

Vegan for over 2 years
Vegetarian for 8 yrs prior Vegan for the world.

135

Kerry

West Virginia

Trainer Vegan Mentor
The Humane Party
Vegan for health, Abolition of Animal Slavery, the environment, & my Spirituality My Religion: Truthism. Where Veganism is Mandatory.

136

Angela

Sydney, Australia (via Ottawa, Canada)

15-year vegan, primarily for ethical reasons, but the health reasons are a great bonus. Veganism isn’t just for hippies – it can be glamorous too!

137

JL

New York

Marathoner and triathlete
JL Goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a side of Kale

138

Crissie

Virginia

IT Director
Vegetarian 10 years, Vegan for 4 – Vegan for farmed animals, health, animal and environmental activism.
To be a healthy Mom for as long as I can!

139

Paul

Texas

Finance Director & Juggler/Unicycler
Became Vegan in March 2010 – feeling great since then. My girlfriend suggested it. It made immediate sense. Vegan for health, weight loss and energy

140

Meggan

California

Actress
Vegan for Animals, the Planet, Health, Political Reasons & the Benefit of my Soul

141

Lori

California

Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Physical Therapist
Live The Balance
Vegan for all the sentient beings that don’t have a say in the matter!

142

Kate

California

Cooking and nutrition instructor for
The Cancer Project

143

Kevin

California

The Skateboard DVD Source
“Hot springs & skateboarding are the fountain of youth”
Vegan for Health, Ethics and the Environment

144

Lauren

Vegetarian 4 Years Prior to Vegan – Vegan 10 Years
Ethical Reasons – Farming Practices

145

Jody

Wisconsin

Owner of BuyKind.com
mom to the best babies in the world: my teachers, my loves, the reason buykind exists — Buffalo, Chocolat, Shante, Zing Zing and Gizelley-belle

146

Estelle

Texas

Retired teacher and office manager
We are vegan for health and compassion reasons

147

Alecia

Cincinnati, OH

“Homeless” but originally from Cincinnati, OH Flight attendant, food blogger Bang-Bang’s Quest
for Yay, Yum, and Yes
 Three year vegan, searching for the world’s greatest falafel

148

Allison

California

Owner of Allison’s Gourmet:
Vegan Organic Bakery,
Confectionary, & Gift Boutique
and Vegan Mama to Olivia
Vegan for EVERY reason!

149

Erica

DC

Executive Director,
Compassion Over Killing
To help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world for all animals

150

Steven

California

fundraiser for microcredit programs to fight poverty
www.foundationforwomen.org
Vegetarian since 1988
Vegan since 2000
Vegan for every reason

151

Paige

California

Writer of veggie blog
“Turn the Paige”
Refugee non-profit employee
Lifelong vegetarian (vegan last 20 years) for animals, planet, health

152

Marko

Illinois

Audit Manager
Ethical Vegan

153

Alexa

California

The Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego
Vegetarian for 4 years
Vegan for three months
Became vegan for ethical reasons (animals) first & after learning more, health too.

154

Jennifer

Texas

Freelance Writer/Foodie
Stay-At-Home Mom
Bankrupt Vegan
Vegan for Health, but the Ethical and Environmental
side effects are nice too!

155

Katherine

Texas

Chef & Cooking Instructor
Plant Based Health
The Cancer Project
Vegan for Health & Ethics

156

Isis

California

Chef & Sales
17 yrs being Vegan
Mother of 2 Vegan Kids
ages 12 and 16
Vegan for Health, Ethics
and the Environment

157

Lucas, Rachel, and Casey

California

R.N. & Nutrition Counselor.
Vegan 7 years & raw/vegan 1½ years. Casey & Lucas have been vegan 5 years
Vegan for Health, the Animals, & the Planet!

158

Noah

Maryland

Vegan for the Animals, the Environment, and my Family

159

Stephanie

California

Vegan Mainstream
(a Vegan Marketing Company)
Vegan for Health; Ethics; Love; Make The World A Better Place

160

Janice

California

Author and consultant
The Perfect Formula Diet
Vegan for health, the animals, and the planet

161

Brian

California

Chef
The Sexy Vegan
Vegan for Earth

162

Tracy

California

Plant-based Cooking
Instructor with The Cancer Project, PCRM and Veg-Appeal
Veg since 1977,
Vegan since 1991.
Vegan for All Reasons

163

Debbi

District of Columbia

Special Events and Mom
Vegetarian since 1977, vegan for the last 5 years.
Vegan for my health, animals, and the planet.

164

Jehan

Louisiana

Tree Spirit
Brokerage/Products for Organic Living
Co-founder of Nola Veg Fest Vegetarian 20 years, Vegan 2
Vegan for animals and health “Geaux Veg!”

165

Jennifer

Illinois

Not for Profit
Ethical Vegan

166

Ben

California

Student, but soon to be an Accountant
Vegetarian whole life
Vegan for about 11 years
Vegan for health

167

Kezia

California

Public relations executive
Vegan for animal rights

168

Tyler

Texas

Writer & Bookkeeper
What reason is there to NOT be vegan?

169

Christy

California

The Blissful Chef
Vegan for the health of my mind, body, & spirit, the animals, and environment. Love and compassion for all beings

170

William

New Brunswick, Canada

Hotel Front Desk
Atheist
Ethical Vegan
(Animal Rights)

171

Christina

Quebec, Canada

Freelance writer & translator
Vegan for the animals, for myself, for those I love, and for the environment

6

Julie

Florida

Food Writer, Photographer
Julie’s Raw Ambition
Vegan for Health, the Environment, and Animals

173

Kaz

Texas

Event Planner
Independent dog rescuer
Ethical Vegan

174

Julieanna

California

Registered Dietician and Health Expert
Vegan for health, animals and the environment

175

Tom

Tennessee

Claims Adjuster
Ethical Vegan

176

Betsy

Virginia

Vegan for life

177

Inga

Hawaii

50 yr old vegan with 50 yr old vegan (plumber) husband Mother of 5 children
Christian – Republican
Vegan for health

178

Melissa

Minnesota

Lawyer
Vegan for the animals and for the planet

179

Nanette

Austin, TX

Realtor
Vegan for Health, ethics and a better world

180

Jonathan

Texas

Musician
Vegan for animal rights, environmental, and health reasons

181

Sue

Texas

Owner of Counter Culture
Vegan Food Trailer
Ethical Vegan

5

Nikki

Kansas

Nonprofit Fundraiser
Mom of two vegan kids
Vegan for animals, people, and the earth

7

Nick

Kentucky

Marketing Assistant & Student
Being vegan just makes sense

182

Carley

Texas

Musician
CarleyWolf.com
Vegan for Health, Ethics
and the Environment

183

Maria

Texas

Realtor
Bilingual
Vegan for Health

184

Ed

Texas

Oil & Gas
Caballos del Conquistador
Vegan for Health

172

Mandy

Texas

Photographer
Amanda Smith Images
Website Founder
Vegan for the World