262) I hate vegan representation in tv shows. Every show I've seen with a vegan or vegetarian character makes them look like an unintelligent, ignorant fool. (Ex. Soso in oitnb, randy in bobs burgers, parks and rec.) characters always treat them like idiots and belittle the concept of veganism. Never are we represented intelligently or casually, and never have I seen a situation where said character's views aren't demeaned and made fun of. People soak up media and this only further harms our movement.

I don’t mind vegans as long as they aren’t stupid enough to make a campaign out of it. Make your choices but leave everyone else out of it, we aren’t harming you by eating animals.

Dear Omni and Carnist Friends,

Please stop apologizing for eating animal products in front of us and please stop apologizing for “not being able to offer [us] some”. Most vegans are able to eat animal products but choose not to. Don’t apologize for our life/moral choices. 

Veganism is not about the vegan- it is about non-human animals and the earth who are both used and abused. 

You mean well but it is both frustrating and saddening to see someone we call our friends have little to no regard for something that often drives us to tears out of frustration. 

If you feel even a tiny twinge of guilt about what you are consuming it may be worth exploring why it is you feel this way. We’re here for you to ask questions.

Love,

Your Vegan Friends

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Hi! It’s me again.
I decided to upload another progress photo, because I made it to 160, and my clothes were on in the last one, so yeah.

I feel so much better about myself, because working out and eating so much better this time around has made me see how capable I am of anything, and that’s so amazing to me.

I’ve been through a lot, when it comes to my body image and mental health, but I’m only improving, and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. In the photo on the left, I was 200 pounds. In the photo on the right, I’m 160.

Follow me on my journey at (www.findbeautyinyourbones.tumblr.com) or on Instagram: @BethBowerss

What’s ok
Eating meat.
What’s not ok
Inhumanely killing an animal for its meat.

What’s ok
Wearing wool (the sheep hasn’t been killed or hurt/injured most of the time, it’s wool is just shorn off).
What’s not ok
Wearing clothing from an animal that has been specifically killed for its pelt.

What’s ok
Having a vegan or vegetarian diet.
What’s not ok
Forcing that diet on other members of your family or pets (some animals are carnivores, and their body works better if they eat meat, if you don’t want to give meat to your pet, maybe get an animal that is naturally a herbivore).

What’s ok
Being a vegan or vegetarian.
What’s not ok
Criticising/harassing people for having a different diet.

What’s ok
Eating meat in your diet
What’s not ok
Bragging about how good bacon and other meats taste to people who do not eat meat.

What’s ok
Defending animal rights
What’s not ok
Using this to disguise racism (e.g. stating that chickens being killed is worse than people of colour being murdered by the police).