My first vegan demo.

Today I took part in my first vegan demonstration and loved it! <3 I decided to share my experience as I can imagine that a lot of vegans would like to take part in something like this but maybe are a little sceptical and afraid – which I can totally understand. The demo I went to was organized by Animal Rights Watch and was “peaceful” demo – so no screaming, throwing things at people, getting naked, acting like dead animals,.. you know what I mean. We were basically just writing our reasons for being vegan on signs and were holding…

Vegan DIY Advent Calendar

  [English Below] Ich dachte, ich schreibe diesen Beitrag mal auch auf Deutsch, da es sich ohnehin hauptsächlich um deutsche Produkte handelt, die ich für den Adventskalender benutzt habe und das daher für Leute aus Deutschland vermutlich doch relevanter ist. Ich wollte gerne einen Adventskalender für meine Eltern füllen, was sich vegan doch gar nicht so einfach gestaltet, da die meisten kleinen Weihnachtssüßigkeiten von den gängigen Marken eher nicht vegan sind. Meine Eltern leben zwar nicht vegan, aber natürlich möchte ich mit meinem Geld dennoch ungern nicht-vegane Produkte unterstützen. Ich habe mich daher auf die Suche nach kleinen Dingen gemacht,…

Can a vegan diet heal a pollen allergy?

Since I was about 12 years old I had to deal with hay fever every summer and often it was really heavy. So heavy that during some times I had to get up earlier in the morning as my sneezing otherwise would have kept me from getting ready for school in time. My record was sneezing about 85 times in a row. Some days I could not put my contact lenses in because my eyes were too swollen and were itching way too much. Just to give you an idea of how bad it was.. I went vegan around March/April last year, so right…

Should vegans date non-vegans?

When you are a vegan, often the question comes up if you would date someone who is not vegan. For me personally, the answer is 100% yes. When I went vegan, I was still in a relationship with a non-vegan. And no, veganism was not the reason for us breaking up. The fact that I went vegan actually never affected our relationship in any negative way. Of course, everyone is different and I can understand vegans who say that they couldn’t be together with someone who has a different point of view on a topic which is such a big part of their…

Lions should go vegan, too?

Quite a few times already, I’ve read the question “So you vegans want lions (or other predators) to go vegan as well, right?” Wrong. In my opinion, to claim that vegans want meat-eating animals to go vegan is quite ridiculous and nonreflective. If you think about it, it’s pretty logical why but I will explain it here anway, using the example of the lion: Unlike humans that are omnivores (or even rather herbivores), lions are carnivores which means that their bodies are designed to only digest meat, they need meat to survive. We don’t need any animal products to survive. We as humans think about what…

How veganism changed my life.

Going vegan changed so much more for me than just the way I eat, it literally turned my whole life around. This probably sounds so cliché, I know, but it’s true. So here’s what changed for me: Veganism cured my unhealthy relationship with food Since being a teenager I had struggled with my eating habits and even had an eating disorder, you can read more about this here. Even after overcoming this phase, my relationship with food was never relaxed, I still had lots of disordered thoughts in my mind, was often restricting myself, then again eating way too much, having crazy cravings…

You can’t be 100% vegan.

Often when talking to other people that aren’t vegan, you get the argument that “you can’t be 100% vegan anyway”. In my opinion, this statement is absolutely true. You can’t be vegan/perfect to the fullest as a human. Somehow there will always be animals that suffer for you. Vegans also need food and to get fruits, vegetables, grain,.. smaller animals like insects or mice will die in the process of getting them. Vegans also use computers or drive cars and while I’m not really sure for what exactly animals suffer to make those products, they certainly do. And yes, vegans also pollute…

Vegan for Ethics / Vegan for Health

Today I want express my opinion on these two different “kinds” of veganism. First of all: I myself went vegan 100% only for the animals, not for my health or because I want to lose weight. Of course, I learned about the other benefits of going vegan quite quickly, including the environmental ones, but I guess, I would have never turned vegan if it wasn’t for the animals. Why is that? Well, to me it is just so easy to be and stay vegan when I think about all the animals suffering for our pleasure. Right before finally going vegan, I couldn’t…

Why you should always ask for vegan options.

Inspired by this video, I want to write this little reminder for all vegans reading this to always ask for vegan options when eating at a place where there is nothing vegan on the menue. I already raised this topic a little in one of my articles but didn’t go into why it’s important for veganism to get more popular: Demand determines supply. When you ask for something vegan in a restaurant, at your school, at university,.. people will see that there is a demand for vegan food. And it’s all about business for the owners of these places so if they…