You’re not unique, and you’re not alone

October 13, 2010

I remember when I first went vegan it was kinda cool to be the only one I knew, at least until I ran into trouble.  Then that darned internet came along (and so did actual vegan friends in my area) and I found out that I wasn’t a beautiful and unique snowflake after all.  The bright side? All my problems had been solved by other people already, and I was able to find them.  Catch this:

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Joshua Matthews October 22, 2010 at 1:40 am

Hi. A note on the title of this video: When I first became vegan 3.5 years ago, I felt like I was the only one. I knew I wasn’t but my MSN name was ‘Joshie – The Only Vegan In The Village’. For those of you who know the UK TV show ‘Little Britain’, you’ll know that I sort of ‘stole’ it for humour purposes.

Nowadays, I know a lot of vegans. We don’t exactly hang out on a regular basis but I do socialise with them often.

Back to the issue of ‘Hitting a wall that makes you give up veganism’. I absolutely and definitely would never give up veganism and start eating meat.

One of the things I do as part of my ‘vegan activism’ is mentor knew vegans (generally in the UK where I live) who ask all sorts of questions. The main ones are very straight foreward. E.g. “I used to love yoghurt, ice cream, cheese, sausage rolls etc.” I can tell them where to buy them (very easy in the UK) and what brand to look out for. The only two things I can think of that I couldn’t give an equivalent are boiled egg and steak. I know vegan steak is possible because it’s sold at some festivals. What it tastes like, I don’t know.

But the important thing to remember about Jason said in this video is: “There are many, many vegans online who will only be too pleased to help you or to point you to someone who can.”

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