About Michelle

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Michelle, and if you couldn’t already guess: I’m vegan and an avid animal lover. I grew up, like most of us, living in a meat eating household, eating McDonald’s chicken nuggets at least once a week. I ate so many cheeseburgers as a kid that my parents would tease me that I was going to become a cheeseburger, I was that addicted. I grew up drinking cow’s milk and cooking eggs for breakfast. But (there is always a but, isn’t there?), I knew something was wrong with eating animals. Starting at age three (and my Mom can testify to this), I would constantly question what I was eating, “What animal did this come from?” I knew something was off about eating another animal but unfortunately, at no fault of my own or to my family, I kept eating animals because I didn’t know any better.

 

I made a couple halfhearted attempts when I was in my early teens to become a vegetarian but nothing took. It wasn’t until I was 17 and a truck of baby chicks passed by me on the highway. That was my light bulb moment. From that moment forward, I was a vegetarian and knew that I could never hold another animals life above my own. A couple years later, I made the switch to veganism because I wanted to be ethically consistent. If I wasn’t going to eat meat, then why should I consume any animal products at all? Going vegan was easily the best decision I ever made. The one thing I find unique about my journey to veganism, is that not only was I showing off my animal loving side starting at age 3, but I became both vegan and vegetarian solely based on moral grounds. I had never seen footage of factory farming until after making the change, or knew about the other devastations that eating animals causes. Although the horrors of factory farming solidified becoming vegan, I became vegan on the moral principle that I am no more important than any other animal.

The point of why I’m sharing my journey to veganism with you? I’m not perfect and I don’t pretend to be on a (vegan) high horse. I understand all of the excuses meat eaters make because at one point or another, I made them myself. Deep down, we all know that eating animals is wrong. My only regret I have is that I didn’t become vegan sooner but guess what? Every single day I wake up with the chance to help animals by not eating them and you do too. Every single day we are faced with decisions and one of them includes the choice to leave animals off of our plates. I implore you to consider veganism because, I guarantee that if I can do it, you can do it too. I created this blog as a way to share my recipes and thoughts on being vegan, as well as post events and other miscellaneous facts about veganism and the animal rights movement. I hope to encourage people through example that veganism is easy, delicious and that no animals should be harmed.

12 thoughts on “About Michelle

  1. You wrote: “I became vegan on the moral principle that I am no more important than any other animal.” Excellent. Thank you for having the courage to recognize this.

  2. Hi Michelle
    Thank you for sharing your vegan journey.
    If I had become vegan on health grounds, I expect I would have lacked motivation and would have failed to keep it up. But I, like you, also became vegan “solely based on moral grounds” as you put it. This gives me the strength to stick to my diet without compromise. It’s been nearly 9 months now and I can not even imagine reverting to eating animal products.
    Incidentally, my health has improved enormously!

    best regards
    Peter
    (ex-diabetic)

  3. I’ve seen those trucks on the highway…and it is the worst feeling in the world. To be powerless to help. Its like a disaster happening in slow motion. I applaud anyone who takes a stand and makes the decision to not contribute to that slaughter. Thank you Michelle, you are everything beautiful.

  4. Michelle, I LOVE YOU !! Thank you for all you are doing for the animals. Everything you say I totally resonate with. We need so many more people like you in the world

  5. Hi Michelle! Thanks for sharing your story. I’ve been vegan for a year, but my story is different from yours. I started out on a plant-based diet for my husband’s health. By eating plant-based, however; my husband and I were exposed to vegan literature. Then, at some point, I had an awakening about animals. Once I really looked at factory farms and how animals are treated I was sickened by what I saw. Now I call myself a vegan and choose this lifestyle for both my health and for animals. Anyway, I’m glad that I found your blog – it’s awesome!

  6. Better late than never. It’s great to succeed in doing what you believe in and actually make a change. I enjoyed reading this post, Michelle. It was really cute; even a lion would rethink his diet if he read it 🙂

  7. Michelle – Many thanks for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will enjoy my posts! Check out my beautiful bounty on last years harvest from the vege garden by viewing the “In the Garden” category! Thanks again! – B

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