Something that I’ve always struggled with is using my voice. But when I became vegan, I unknowingly took on the voice of millions of animals. I didn’t realize that every time I ate in front of someone, I was making a statement. I thought I was simply just eating, and in the beginning, this made me really uncomfortable.
When I first became vegan I was really shy about telling other people I was vegan. I didn’t know why I was so scared, but now I realize it’s because every time I said I was vegan, I was making a statement on something that’s highly controversial.
Now almost two years later, I’m beginning to embrace that voice. Instead of mumbling that I’m vegan, I say it loud and proud, and I’ve noticed that it’s had a profound effect on my confidence. Not only am I more confident as a vegan, I’m more confident as a person. Veganism taught me how to use my voice not only for myself but for others. And I can’t think of a better time than now for me to do so.