Posts tagged feeling emotional when going vegan
"Othered" and "Othering": Feeling Separate, Distant or Isolated When Going Vegan

After the long and way too fun post and episode we had last week in which I answered a great listener question, we talked all about my favorite books, the three books that have changed my life and our vegan library of resources, I thought today we needed a shorter but inspirational episode. Today we're going to talk about something that's behind so many of our readers' and listeners' concerns or feelings of sadness, anxiety and loneliness some people experience when going vegan. When we get your lovely questions and comments that have to do with the social side of going vegan, we tend to focus on the habits and external tips and tricks (and I sure have many of those to help you with), when it comes to sharing your life with people who aren't vegan. Today however, we're diving in deeper, because the truth is sometimes we need to go below surface level, go deep into the dark waters and shine a little light on what's really going on so we can enjoy the views of the reef down below right?

We've talked about having a non-vegan partner before, and we've covered so many of the social aspects of going vegan, as well as some of the physical and emotional changes we might go through when we go vegan. We haven't talked about how veganism in a way draws an invisible line in the sand. One that is sometimes reaffirmed and dug into deeper, when we look into the ethical aspects of making this change, or we read certain books or listen to certain advocates. This is the line that separates us as vegans from people who aren't vegan, especially our friends and family who haven't decided to join us. 

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Q&A!: Vegan Meat Alternatives, Oil Free and Raw Diets, Tofu for Tofu Haters and More!

Have I mentioned how much I love your questions?! If you were to ask me what my favorite parts about Brownble are, I always tell you the same thing, it's kind of a three way tie between creating new content and videos for you, recording our podcast and connecting with you through your questions and comments. 

Every single day we receive a truckload of emails, comments, questions and stories from you and they're not only inspiring, but they help me help other people who might be struggling with the same issues you're going through. Those questions serve as the perfect reminders of what I also went through when I first went vegan or when I struggled with my relationship with food. I love to gather them up and create these little compilations with some of the most common questions we receive.

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