So, I`ve vegetarian for almost 6 years now. and I`m still not Vegan D: It took me several years to get my parents to let me become vegetarian, however it may have been because I was so young (I finally became vegetarian when I was 9)
Any advice on how to tell my parents I want to be vegan? I get anxious talking to people really easy, I couldnt even ask my cousin to pass the salt at a family dinner. So something this big…
I’ve been trying to work up the courage to go vegan for over a year now :/
Also, Im 15. I cant get a job, especially since all university students aren’t at school right now, so they have all the jobs. Meaning I cant buy my own food. My parents already make me buy my own clothes with the little money I have
I also recommend slowly phasing out animal ingredients one by one. Do lots of research to back up your beliefs (bookmark some websites for your parents to look at). Veganism doesn’t have to be expensive, just limit the processed food you buy. Vegan recipe blogs are also amazing. (www.ohsheglows.com, http://www.likeavegan.com.au, http://www.theveganstoner.blogspot.com are my favourites!) I also encourage showing that you can eat vegan alternatives of everyone’s favourite foods. All the best! 🙂
With the lack of jobs and school, it is actually harder to get a job in the summer (up here) and veganistdestrox thats the thing…im not buying any clothes.
But thanks for all the advice guys, it really bugs me, and i try to eat vegan as much as possible (I just ate a vegan meal for supper) Im gonna try and eat vegan at camp, because they have a great variety of vegan foods, so it shouldnt be to hard (I leave the day after tomorrow)
You can do what I did, just slowly cut foods out of your diet so you could start with ones you don’t eat much of already like honey or butter maybe then move up to milk, eggs and the rest of the food. This is how I did it with my parents, now I don’t eat anything and they never complained about it either!
As you buy your own clothes you can easily avoid buying animal product clothing
Hey hey, those college students need jobs! We’re broke poor for going to college!
Besides that, just do it! Tell you parents straight up “I’m going vegan” and you can help your family shop for the food that you can eat.
Many vegans had to go through the same thing, and now it’s your turn! Good luck!
I suggest you do some street team work to get the peta vegan college cookbook, great easy recipes you can do yourself and you don’t need speciality vegan food for most of them (plus the book is free if you do enough activism 🙂