Are you vegan…enough?
For some veganism can seem like an extreme lifestyle, yet more and more people are turning to a plant-based lifestyle after seeing some of the information that has come out about the health benefits such as the documentaries, Game Changers and Forks Over Knives. On top of that, the understanding and reality of factory farming, the mistreatment of animals and abuse, has also caused a compassionate change in many. But what about the stereotypes vegans have to deal with? (How do you know someone is vegan? Just way five seconds and they will tell you? What do vegans eat? Grass?)
People like Izzy Jacobus are changing that stereotype. Plant based lifestyle does not mean limitation. It does not mean you eat iceberg lettuce all day. And it does not mean you are weak. But what about the vegan community? Can you not be “vegan enough”?
Dana Gornall and Peter Schaller of The Tattooed Buddha sit down and talk with Izzy Jacobus about the myths of veganism and how the vegan community itself can turn on one another just like other inner communities—Are you vegan enough? Are you Buddhist enough? Do you meditate enough? And how the effects of tearing each other down rather than building each other up effects us all.
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