family

  1. S

    Hello new vegan here!

    Hi all, I live with my parents and younger brother, and we usually eat meat once every 2 weeks and dairy once a day. However I've recently decided to go vegan, and my family has been completely supportive (although they are still eating meat, dairy, etc). I have lots of vegetarian friends and...
  2. R

    How could I persuade my family to go vegan?

    Hello 👋, I’m mostly vegan. I went vegetarian at age 13, and “vegan” at 20. I am now 24. My family eat meat every day, often twice a day. They would claim to like/love animals (we have three cats, my mum and sister are cat people and often talk about/comment on animals, and my dad is a...
  3. R

    How should I have this conversation with my parents?

    Hello 👋, As you may know from my other posts and profile, I’m an animal rights person. I’m semi-vegan. Anyhow, I’m against captivity for wild animals, including dolphins and whales, the exception being sanctuaries and rescues. However, my family would like to go to Florida next year. We’ve been...
  4. C

    Handling non-vegan gifts from family

    My aunt gave me a few non-vegan xmas presents. She lives far away and I don't see her often. She's very nice and we get along, but because we haven't spent much time together, we aren't close. She comes from another country from me where vegans aren't very common. I was vegetarian for years...
  5. A

    Question Vegan in an "anti-vegan" family?

    Hi. This is the very first time I'm doing something like this so bear with me I'm not really sure how to do this. I'm 16 years old and last year I became vegan for various reasons (health, weight, animals, environment etc.) and quickly fell in love with it, felt overall better - in and out...
  6. J

    Thanksgiving woes..

    This will be my second Thanksgiving with my soon-to-be in-laws. They are always incredibly accommodating whenever we go visit them, especially considering they are "country folk" who grew up on farms and live off meat and potato diets. My fiance's mother went out of her way last year to make 3-4...
  7. Rekabb

    Advice regarding dealing with friends and family

    Hey there everybody, I'm a long-time reader of this awesome forum, however this is my first post, so nice to meet you all officially! I'll get straight to the point/question. After a slow transition (I'm an avid backpacker, outdoorsman, etc, so feeling satiated and physiologically fueled on a...
  8. V

    Mother forces me to eat meat

    I am a vegan and I live with mom (newbie, came home from college where I lived in student dormitory and where I became a veggie). My mother doesn't take my choise seriously and makes food with meat forcin' me to eat it. I can't explain her that I can't eat such kind of food; I'm hurted eating...
  9. A

    Periods, stress, health, unsupportive family

    I impulsively became a member of this forum, because this is the 3rd time I am giving veganism a try and this time I want to do it right. Take it slow, but steady. I need your help. Sooo, where do I begin... I tried veganism 2 years ago (I was already 1 year vegetarian) while I was a...
  10. BethanyWard

    Teaching (calming) my fiancé

    My fiancé has recently become vegan and is really invested in animal rights...overly invested. I tried talking with him about the recent news over separating families on the Mexican/American border. He instantly brought up the fact that this is already happening to animals all around the world...
  11. Miss_K_Katz

    Like a mother to me...

    There is a wonderful lady who had taken me out of a bad situation and helped me immensely, and is like the Mother I never had. She is in my life almost every day in some small form. She is a Non-Vegan and I have tried to tell her I am Vegan but whenever she visits she leaves dinners she's made...
  12. D

    So much hindrance of being vegan

    Below is an example of how family affect vegans. I am being hindered severely in being vegan. My fathers sister lives on a farm where they raise cows for slaughtering, albeit treat them better than the norm. My dad works at a med-producing biotech firm; animals used as test subjects even...
  13. VeganMumma

    9month old vegan baby, partners family do not understand!

    I have been vegetarian my whole life, turned vegan in January this year and am raising my baby vegan. My partners family are all meat eaters, but all seemed pretty accepting of the fact that I was vegetarian when we first got together and always went to the effort of catering for me. Since...
  14. K

    Product Cruelty-free, organic products

    Hello everyone! I have been a vegetarian since 2011 and I am a HUGE animal lover. I sell products for Radiantly You. My website is www.radiantlyyou.com/KaraL. If you are looking for an ethical, cruelty-free company, I encourage you to check out the products. Most of the products are vegan and...
  15. anglichanka

    Fighting vegan stereotypes...how?!

    "Vegans are skinny, malnourished Westerners with enough money and time to follow such a restrictive diet", "vegans are crazy extremists", "vegans are all social warriors" are just a few of the stereotypes I've heard. I am nearly twenty-five, and only now going vegan, because of the pressure I...
  16. Foodie

    Media Documentary about vegans and omnivores

    I am creating a documentary about vegan and omnivore relationships (family, romantic, friendship). Because food is such an integral part of our lives, I would like to explore if different diets can affect the relationship. Would anyone be interested in participating? Or know anyone who would be...
  17. U

    News Did you receive support from your family when becoming vegan?

    Hello! I recently made a poll for Vegans on how they got family and friend support. I would like to know your opinions? Did your family and friends support you?
  18. U

    Did you family and friends support you being a Vegan?

    Hey guys, I made a poll for Vegans on how they got supported by their family and friends: https://q.votechimp.com/Mfr1Ju What do you think about the result? Do you feel supported?