Vegan Families

Tahlia Grasby

It’s not a ‘personal preference’ or a ‘life style’ – it’s about equality.

It’s not a ‘personal preference’ or a ‘life style’ – it’s about equality.

My name is Tahlia, I’m 17 years old and I have now been vegan for about a year and a few months. I grew up surrounded by omnivores and became a vegetarian in my early teens, then made the decision for myself to go vegan.

Going vegan has been one of the best decisions I’ve made and it has helped me in multiple ways. I feel so much better knowing I am not supporting and contributing to the horror of animal exploitation. There are many benefits to going vegan, for my health – physically and mentally, as well as for the environment, ethics and world hunger.

With veganism, I have become a lot more independent by cooking for myself, reading ingredients and researching. I understand food a lot more and knowing what’s healthy for our bodies. I feel much healthier and wholesome. It’s extremely important to understand the benefits of eating plant foods and non-animal product foods.

Since going vegan I have met many other vegans through social media, events and meet ups. Many of my friends are vegan and many others are interested. Many people, who aren’t vegan, tend to ask me questions about veganism and/or veganism and myself, and I am always open to help educate anyone about it.

I am vegan for myself, for others, for the animals and for this planet. It’s not a ‘personal preference’ or a ‘lifestyle’ – it’s about equality, justice and fairness, we are all on this planet, we all deserve to live.

The cruelty suffered by these innocent animals really breaks my heart and I am so glad I am able to enjoy foods and not feel guilty. I am so happy I have found veganism. Veganism will be with me forever.