vegan

please be nicer to Kalel!

listen, i’m one of the preachiest vegans you’ll ever meet but honestly the way the vegan twitter community has been yelling at Kalel for eating a few non vegan candy bars is just insufferable!

i think that the term vegan allows for space to make mistakes and space to interpret as needed. for example: i believe that sunscreen is topical medicine so if a vegan has no available cruelty free sunscreen in their area, it doesn’t make them not vegan to use animal tested sunscreen so as to prevent them from getting cancer.

i think this makes us look extremely dogmatic and unapproachable when we scold people for making mistakes. yes, technically Kalel isn’t vegan if she has a damn kitkat but does that invalidate the good she has done for animals by promoting and normalizing plant based diets?

no!

I’m not going to lie and say i never slip up but does that undo the fact that in my lifetime i’ve inspired multiple friends to go vegetarian/vegan/reduce meat consumption/try tofu and lessen the amount of animal suffering there is on earth?

no!

and does that mean freegan people don’t make a tangible difference in how peple view food waste if they happen to eat cheese out of the garbage?

no!

i don’t think any of you should change your opinions, in fact i likely agree with you, but please don’t be so outwardly vitriolic.

thank you,

Mikah.

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