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FAQ'S

WHO ARE YOU?
Hello! I'm Sophie, I'm 21 years old, currently studying English Lit & Philosophy at university. I want to share my passion for ethical living whether that's through food, beauty products or ethical fashion, and showing you how simple it is to live on a vegan lifestyle whilst at uni, work, or travelling. 

HOW CAN YOU AFFORD TO TRAVEL? 
All my travels are self-funded and often spontaneous. During my gap year I had a full-time job which supplemented my travel costs and when I travelled America I was on a study abroad program living in Chicago for 5 months, followed by self-funded travel. You can find out more about them over on my youtube channel

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I film all of my youtube videos and take the majority of my pictures on a Canon Powershot G7x, or my iPhone 7+. 

WHAT IS VEGANISM?

Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.
 

WHEN DID YOU BECOME VEGAN?

The official date I stopped eating any animal products was 8th October 2014 however it was over the next few months that I also stopped purchasing any animal-tested products and as of now I do not own any.

 

HOW DID YOU TRANSITION TO VEGANISM?

I moved from being a meat eater to a pescetarian in June 2014, this lasted for around 3 weeks before becoming a vegetarian in July. On October 7th I watched the documentary Earthlings for the first time and the next day I ditched all animal products to become vegan and I have been a vegan ever since. Ditching all animal products pretty much overnight was a lot easier than I had expected and I think going from meat eater to vegan in just a few months was the best decision for me.

 

HOW CAN I TRANSITION TO VEGANISM?

Even though I went from meat eater to vegan in a matter of months, the decision to ditch all remaining animal products from my diet and become vegan overnight was the way that worked best for me. However I always suggest that you take the transition to veganism at your own pace as everyone is different in terms of the accessibility of their current lifestyle and their approach to changing that. I would recommend firstly finding YOUR motivation to going vegan - whether this be for ethical, environmental or health reasons, as once you discover why you want to transition, any doubts or troubles you have can easily be solved by returning back to this and reminding yourself why you wanted to change in the first place. If you are living with people who have very different views on the topic and they are in charge of your meals then calmly explain to those around you why you want to go vegan and emphasise that it is in fact your choice. If people are unsupportive of you then always remember WHY you want to make this change to your lifestyle. 

Some documentaries I recommend you watch are: 

Earthlings
Cowspiracy
Forks Over Knives
101 Reasons To Be Vegan
Best Speech You Will Ever Hear

Going vegan with financial / health issues : 
http://soycrates.tumblr.com/post/85918368428/some-resources-for-people-whove-been-told-they

Vegan youtubers to watch :

Tess Begg

Bonny Rebecca

Earthling Maxi

Annie Tarasova

Hot for Food

Caitlin Shoemaker

Ellen Fisher

 

WHY SHOULD I BE VEGAN?

WHY VEGAN?

http://bonnyrebecca.tumblr.com/whyvegan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZG6oclJJnY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4HJcq8qHAY

https://madrabbits.org/2015/10/05/how-to-go-vegan/

 

EGGS :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtGf2FuzKo4

http://freefromharm.org/eggfacts/

http://www.peta.org.uk/issues/animals-not-eat/eggs/

 

BACKYARD CHICKENS :

http://freefromharm.org/farm-animal-welfare/backyard-chickens-expanding-understanding-harm/

 

DAIRY :

http://freefromharm.org/dairyfacts/

http://www.peta.org.uk/issues/animals-not-eat/dairy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI

 

MEAT & FISH :

http://freefromharm.org/animalagriculture/chicken-facts-industry-doesnt-want-know/

http://freefromharm.org/fish-exploited-for-food-suffer-like-mammals-and-birds/

http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/12-reasons-you-may-never-want-eat-turkey-again/

http://www.peta.org.uk/issues/animals-not-eat/meat-2/

http://www.peta.org.uk/issues/animals-not-eat/dairy/

 

ANIMAL AGRICULTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT :

http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/

http://www.peta.org.uk/issues/animals-not-eat/environment-meat-not-green/

 

WHERE CAN I FIND VEGAN RECIPES?

http://ohsheglows.com

http://minimalistbaker.com

https://www.positivelypancakes.com/food1

https://madrabbits.org/category/food-2/

 

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

Email me at positivesoph@gmail.com

Via my social media links below.