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Flexible Vegan

Whenever someone catches me eating cheese, I call myself a "flexible vegan." Let's pretend I chose this faction on purpose. Let's pretend the label fits and never chafes against purists' expectations. Let's pretend I am immune to guilt. Giving up meat was easy. The rest has been harder. * Friday night dinners with my partner… Continue reading Flexible Vegan

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Amateur Vegan

Picture me checking ingredient labels in Safeway while wearing a wool sweater and leather boots. Picture me squeezing honey into my mug in lieu of vegan creamer. Picture me wolfing down a Caprese sandwich because the catered work lunch didn't offer vegan options. Hi. I'm an amateur vegan. * I'd like to say I do… Continue reading Amateur Vegan