“The real difficulty in being vegan doesn’t involve food. The hardest part about being vegan is coming face-to-face with the darker side of humanity and trying to remain hopeful. It’s trying to understand why otherwise good and caring people continue to participate in needless violence against animals – just for the sake of their own pleasure or convenience.” ~ Jo Tyler
I became a vegan in the end of November 2015. To be honest, I never imagined myself becoming a vegan because I thought the idea of not eating animal products felt terrible and hard. Little did I know that this particular lifestyle would change my life for better!
Before my veganism, I was tired all the time, even though I ate lots of food and drank 3-4 cups of coffee every single day. I wasn’t happy about taking drugs because I knew there must be a better way to heal this. Not only I was tired all the time, I also had really bad eczema that didn’t seem to go away even after taking drugs and using different lotions.
One day I was on Youtube, I discovered Freelee the Banana Girl, whom used have chronic fatigue syndrome and how she over came it through a vegan diet. I started binge watching her videos and then I decided to eat a vegan diet for the next 30 days. During those 30 days, I never thought of going vegan for good. I literally kept reminding myself that this all is just temporary. In the middle of the challenge, I started noticing not only my energy levels were up high, but my skin cleared out, my hair was stronger and thicker and my nails were growing fast and strong. I was happily surprised.
I started watching even more vegan videos from different vegan youtubers like the Vegan Activist and Bite Size Vegan and activists like Gary Yourofsky. Then I decided to watch a documentary, Earthlings, which was one of most saddest and terrifying things I ever watched. After that documentary, I knew in my heart that I wasn’t doing a challenge anymore, I was going to be vegan for the rest of my life.