Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Alex Ciccone – It’s Time to Set Ourselves Aside and Do the Right Thing

My life's purpose and passion are embodying a vegan lifestyle through and through. Each and every day for me is an opportunity to inspire change and stop animal cruelty in its tracks. Whether it’s through humorous vegan posts, plant-based powered workouts, vegan food or the latest vegan news… every day ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Daria Deptula – (Miss Fit Vegan) Being Vegan is a True Awakening!

What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? After watching “Forks Over Knives” for the first time, I knew I needed a change in my life. I went Vegan for a week but ended up going back to meat and dairy shortly after. However it didn’t ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Alyssa Campbell – I Care A Whole Lot, So I Know Things Will Get Better

After working for a non-profit animal rights organization in Virginia, I moved back to my hometown near Philadelphia, PA. I now work as an assistant manager for a computer software company. Some of our clients are non-profit organizations that fight on behalf of the environment or animal rights, which is ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Anthony Proetta – I Live Vegan So My Soul Lives at Peace with the Universe

Anthony Proetta is from beautiful “upstate” New York just less than an hour north of the city. There’s lots of trees and wildlife up here, but I live close enough to the city so I can still work. He works in the Rail Road industry and I love it. It ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Melissa Dorn – CEO and Founder of FOUNDationYOU®

Melissa Dorn is a self-help Amazon bestselling author, teacher, entrepreneur, and award-winning coach. She is the CEO and founder of FOUNDationYOU®, a program, and company designed to transform people’s lives from not-so-hot to unbelievably more-than-satisfying. When she’s not trying to inspire people to get out of their comfort zones, or ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Alexa Soto – Fueled Naturally Through my Passion for Cooking, Health, Photography, and Veganism

My name is Alexa Soto. I live in San Diego California. I am a student and also work 3 jobs, I love them all equally! I work part time with children with special needs, sell produce once a week at a farmers market and sell my new recipe ebook; Fueled ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Jasmine Briones – Founder, Sweet Simple Vegan – Inspiring Earthlings to Choose a More Sustainable and Conscious Lifestyle

My name is Jasmine Briones and I am a certified plant-based nutritionist, blogger, photographer and recipe developer in Los Angeles, CA. I am the founder of Sweetsimplevegan.com (as well as Instagram.com/sweetsimplevegan, facebook.com/sweetsimplevegan and youtube.com/c/sweetsimplevegan), and I created my platform in order to help make a positive impact on others, whether ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Kaitlyn Rhodes – I Want to Leave this World More Beautiful than When I Entered

Hi! I’m Kaitlyn, 25 years old living in Charleston, West Virginia. I work in banking and am also currently in graduate school pursuing a degree in the Humanities. You can find me on Instagram: @k8canrelate or you can visit my blog k8canrelate.squarespace.com What was the moment you realize that you ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Natalie Alexandra- The Best Taste on Earth is Peace

I am originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil; but I live in Calgary, Canada. I am a certified personal trainer and plant-based nutritionist. I also have a degree in psychology and am currently doing a Master’s in counseling psychology. What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Laine Fedrau – Talk Vegan to ME!

I am a plant-based health coach living in Calgary Alberta (http://plantbased-vitality.com/) One of my greatest joys is creating new healthy vegan recipes from old favorites like mac and cheese, pizza, and sushi. I believe that you don’t have to sacrifice anything you used to love as a non-vegan; instead, you ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Emily Kate Johnston – A Model for Veganism All Over the World

I live between Sydney, Dubai and Manila. Website:www.emilykatejohnston.com Twitter:www.twitter.com/emilykjohnston Instagram:www.instagram.com/emilykjohnston Facebook: www.facebook.com/emilykatejohnston What was the moment you realized that you wanted to go vegan? Well, it's been a bit of a journey for me. I went vegan for 3 months when I was 17 & again when I was 20 ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Brooke Ali – Godmother of the Green Spark Mafia

I’ve lived all over the US, including Japan and Dubai. After becoming a vegan in L.A. then moving to Texas a year later was quite an adjustment. We live just north of Dallas/Fort Worth in a small suburban town called Highland Village that has gradually become more and more vegan-friendly ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Lexis Heron – Living One Conscious Decision at a Time to Not Harm Other Beings

My name is Lexis Heron. I live in the beautiful Okanagan area of British Columbia, Canada. I am currently enrolled in my first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Shift Power Yoga in Kelowna, BC. Here, I am learning the principles of Baptiste Power Yoga. I have grown an intense love ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Jordan McCann – The Furious Herbivore

My name is Jordan McCann and I live in San Francisco, California. I grew up in Albany, New York but moved to the west coast last year. In December of 2015, I ended a long-term relationship and was working at a job that I didn’t enjoy and felt like I ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Dominique – I AM that Radically Vegan Girl!

My name is Dominique. I was born in Sarasota, FL and currently live in Miami Beach, FL. I just launched a new blog, www.radicallyvegan.com which will focus on helping others transition to a vegan lifestyle. Many people express their interest in becoming vegan but simply do not know how I ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Mekto Ganic – A Swedish Vegan Chef in the Raw

I am a founder of mEKtO made in Sweden. I am a raw/vegan chef. I have experienced how a raw food diet can heal and how awareness surrounding your food is important for your health and wellbeing. I have been teaching for 10 years in plant-based food. I am a ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Erin Hana – My Main Aspiration in Life is to Protect All Earthlings

I grew up in a small country town in NSW, Australia and moved to Sydney when I was 18. I’m currently working for the State Government as an Admin Assistant but I love photography and aspire to one day quit my job and become a full-time photographer, so I have ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Dimitri D. Marquis – Do You Know What Kwashiorkor Means?

My name’s Dimitri D. Marquis, I currently live in Montréal and I recently obtained my Master’s in Public Health – Epidemiology at Université de Montréal. But of course, we are not just what we study/work as… I’m, among other things, a gaffe and an introvert, but veganism has helped me ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Corey Buckner – The Dean of Big Strong U.

My name is Corey Buckner, I live in the south suburbs of Chicago and I stopped eating meat in 1996. Since then, in a not so directly related manner I have lived a fairly interesting life. I’ve been an athlete, a musician and performer, worked in politics, worked in corporate ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Rachel Wojciak – I love Nature, ALL animals, and My Health.

My name is Rachel Wojciak, and I am a eighteen-year-old vegan activist and advocate for peaceful protesting and animal rights. I was at the University of New Hampshire majoring in English and minoring in animal sciences/animal rights. I left University of New Hampshire for mental health reasons, as I had ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Alexandra Bandean – Becoming Vegan Opened My Heart and Eyes So Much

My name is Alexandra Bandean, I was born in Romania but I've lived in Montreal, Canada for 17 years. From a young age I discovered a passion for arts; I started rhythmic gymnastics (which included dance at that time), drawing and singing. Now, I love to include pretty much everything ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Lindsay Lewis – I Aim to Aid the Effort to Create a Kinder World for all Earthlings

http://inspirationalsouls.com/being-vegan-vegan-being-lindsay-lewis-i-aim-to-aid-the-effort-to-create-a-kinder-world-for-all-earthlings/ Hi, I’m Lindsay Lewis! I am a vegan animal rights advocate, artist, proud doggy mama (my Jack Russell Terrier, Dexter, is THE cutest!), and a math teacher at Golden West College in Orange County, CA. In addition to adoring going to work each day (assisting my students as they ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Veronica Quesenberry – I Want to Dispel the “Pious Vegan” Stereotype

I am 20-years-old (21 on January 5, 2017), and I am currently a full-time student at the University of Florida. I am in my third year of study, majoring in journalism with a concentration in film and media. I grew up with my father in the military (Air Force) so ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Jana -This “VeGangster” wants YOU to Love, Eat, Smile.

I´m Jana, in the middle of my twenties and I´m from Northern Germany. I grew up in a suburb from Hamburg but currently live in Rostock on the Baltic Sea for the university which I will finish in summer 2017. I love being outside, enjoy nature and being around the ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Fernando Anguiano – My Favorite Vegan

My name is Fernando Anguiano and live in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. I’m the only Vegan in my family, but I’ve always had everyone’s support. Even though I’ve been Vegan for many years now, I feel like I’m always learning something new. I’m into photography and have taken up ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Maya Novak – Injury Recovery Expert and Health Coach

Tell us a little about yourself. Where you live, what you do for a living. My name is Maya Novak and I’m an Injury Recovery Expert and Health Coach passionate in helping others. I was born and raised in Slovenia, then in 2012 we moved to New Zealand and at ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Jessie Nadeau – Actress, Model, and Animal Activist

I Currently live in Montreal. I am an actress, model, and animal activist. I'm also a brand ambassador for Planet Protein, a new vegan company launching this Spring. How long have you been Vegan? I was vegetarian for 4 years and immediately after watching Gary Yourofsky's film, The Best Speech ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Shelby Bond – Acting Like a Vegan for 25 Years

I live in Los Angeles, though I grew up in Texas. I’m now an actor and stand-up comic and I tour doing shows throughout the year. Maybe I’ll make you laugh if you go to www.shelbybond.com What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? I was ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Courtney Pool – Vegan Nutritionist – Being Vegan is Loving Yourself More!

My name is Courtney Pool, and I’ve been working solely as a vegan nutritionist since 2011, and before that I worked at a vegan retreat center for 5 years, where I held nutrition classes as well as held administrative roles. I specialize in the areas of healthy vegan nutrition, juice ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Danny Torres – I Found Out I Could Thrive Without Causing Pain and Suffering

My name is Danny Torres, I live in a small town called Weston, Florida. I work at a health foods store and frankly, I can't wait to get out and move onto bigger and better things. When I'm not working, I'm doing everything that I can to speak up for ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Kristie Middleton – Author: MeatLess: Transform the Way You Eat and Live—One Meal at a Time

I’m the senior food policy director for The Humane Society of the United States where I work with an incredible team of people across the country helping institutions – schools, colleges, hospitals, the military and correctional facilities add more plant-based options and decrease the amount of meat on their menus ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Niki Pea – Imagine if all Farm Animals were Dogs and Cats, Would You Still Kill them?

I'm from Los Angeles, California but I'm currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I am a glamour model, fashion/lifestyle blogger, Youtuber, and student. You can find this Vegan Being online here: Youtube: Youtube.com/NikiPea Instagram: Instagram.com/NikiPeaa Twitter: @nikipeaa What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? I was ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Manar EL Mugammar – What Do Vegans Look Like?

I live in the beaches neighborhood in Toronto, Canada. I own and operate Candid Consulting a marketing & public relations consulting firm. I turned 30 this year, and I am absolutely loving it! I live with my dog, Audrey- AKA OddBall-AKA Chubsteroni, and my hubby, Hugh. I love to cook, ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Simon Hall (Co-Founder- MessyVeggies.com)- I Strive for a Life of Compassion

My name is Simon Hall and I live in Melbourne, Australia with my lovely wife Jaime Hall. I currently work in finance but my passion is cooking and creating for others. My wife Jaime is the co-founder of Venue Insider (www.Venueinsider.com.au) and a web design company Popsicle Designs (www.popsicledesigns.com.au). She ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Alexa Stone – Veganism is Understanding my Place in this Universe

My name is Alexa Stonebarger. I am currently a bit of a nomad, but Orland California will be a home base for the next three months as I intern with Farm Sanctuary. I make my income primarily through freelance writing as well as vegan influencer marketing on my various social ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Stephen Rykwalder – Anyone can be Cruel, but only the Strong Stand up to Others

My name is Stephen and I am 30 years old. I live in Tampa, Florida. I am an accountant/entrepreneur. I founded a vegan clothing company called, Meat Free Mafia, but have since decided to use this platform just to spread awareness for veganism, the animals, and the planet. My Instagram ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Adam Grimes – After You Hug a Cow, Not Being Vegan Makes No GD Sense.

My name is Adam Grimes. I was raised in a small Village in the early 1800’s, under the oppression of a nightmarish demonic presence. That is, until one day, a young girl escaped and realized we were all just on a nature preserve with a big wall around it. Wait, ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Mariia – Tofu Fit Girl – If You’re a New Vegan, You’re Already Making a Huge Impact!

My name is Mariia, I’m originally from the Ukraine but have been living in New York for a few years with my husband and 3-year-old daughter. I’m a stay at home mom for the time being, but I love living a healthy lifestyle and motivating people to get in shape ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Kofi – Warrior – Nothing is More Important to me than Making the World Better.

My name is Kofi Obiri-Yeboah but to the world I am KOFI. I am an artist, vegan activist, and social entrepreneur. When I'm not making music and films, I'm doing protests and actions for animal liberation. I'm all about liberation for all earthlings. I'm from Vancouver, Canada but currently, live ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Megan – My Desire is to Live a Life that Loves and Respects all Living Things. (Carrots and Flowers)

I work as a freelance TV and film producer, although in the last year or so I’ve dedicated most of my time to creating a vegan food + wellness blog called Carrots and Flowers with my husband, Pasha. We mostly specialize in creating fun, colorful recipes, and vegan cooking videos ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Hiba Hachem – Veganism Opened My Heart and Triggered My Mind to See the World Differently.

My name is Hiba, I am a 24-year-old mother of two, and I live in Sydney, Australia. I am also a vegan recipe creator and I post my recipes on my Instagram account @rainbows.babies.andclouds. What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? I was struggling with ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Vegan Thor (Matt St. Clair) – Being Vegan is Being Part of something Greater.

My name is Matt (@vegan_thor on Insta), and I have been living here in Miami for about two and a half years now. I moved down from Michigan to pursue a Master’s degree in Marine Biology, which I recently received from the University of Miami, I also have six rescued ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Meghan Aro – I don’t believe anyone’s life is beneath my convenience.

I’m a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I began my career in fitness about 7 years ago as a hobby just teaching group exercise classes in my spare time. I’m currently developing an online health platform, called Flux that will offer video-led fitness ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Shawn Salgado – “Walk your path with meaning. It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it.”

I was born and raised in Washington heights living in Inwood, Manhattan in NYC. Single, never been married, and no children. Mother born in Quito, Ecuador. My “sperm donor's” side is from Puerto Rico. (I don’t give him the title father because that’s when a man takes care of his ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Jessica Sattelberger – The Haute Vegan

Hi, I’m Jessica Sattelberger. I’m female, I’m over 18, I have celiac disease and I hate mayonnaise more than anything (veganaise as well). Just the idea of it creeps me out. It’s so gelatinous and gross. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I’m an actor/comedian/writer. My boyfriend, Adam Grimes (who ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Michelle Cehn – Founder, World of Vegan ​

I’m a filmmaker on a mission to make vegan living enticing, easy, and fun. I am the founder of World of Vegan, co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, co-creator of The Dairy Detox, and I share my passion for all things vegan through my YouTube videos. I have worked with ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Géraldine -Eat With Fingers. Be a voice for the voiceless. Be kind. Be humble.

My name is Géraldine. I'm 30 years old and best known as @eatwithfingers on Instagram. I recently moved back to my country, Mauritius, after spending nearly 7 years in Austria. My husband and I are working on a project at the moment – opening a vegan coffee shop - which ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Nzinga Young – Cruelty-Free Means, Cruelty-Free to All Beings, Humans and Animals Alike.

My name is Nzinga Young and I live in the New York/New Jersey area. I’m a freelance writer with a focus on vegan issues. I write for vegan businesses and contribute vegan content to Huffington Post. I also have a vegan Instagram (@veganzinga). I recently launched Wanyama Box which helps ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Danielle Marquez – Yo Soy Vegan: Vegan Down to the Soil for My Plants

I am Danielle. Most of my friends call me Yella. I was born and raised in Moreno Valley, Ca. & now reside in Riverside. Fun fact about me: I loathe driving. Not a big fan of cars. However, I have worked in the automotive industry for 10 years, at the ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Nathan Runkle -Founder of Mercy For Animals. We Must Lead by Example as, “Joyful Vegans.”

Growing up on a farm in a small Ohio town, I shared my childhood with animals of all kinds. I was enchanted by the wildlife I discovered near my home, and my family’s dogs and cats were my best friends. They were the first to teach me that like humans, ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Angielynn: You only need one domino to cause a domino effect!

Hi! My name is Angela Lynn, but most people know me as Angielynn, although those closest to me just call me Angie. I am currently a textiles and fashion design student, born and raised in Madrid by an American mom and a Spanish dad. Because neither of them were born ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Kawani Brown: Crafty Earth Mama!

Hello! My name is Kawani Brown and I am a mother of 2, children’s book author, founder of CraftyEarthMama.com and co-founder of Healthy Babies and Kids Expo and Long Beach Vegan Festival. Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kawani-Brown/e/B01A2JCK0Q/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Instagram: @craftyearthmama Instagram: Long Beach Vegan Fest: @lbveganfest Instagram: @healthybabiesandkids What was the moment you realize ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being – Angel Manuel Rodriguez Vega – The Vegan Rican! Peace Begins at Your Dinner Table

My name is Angel Manuel Rodriguez Vega, I am Puerto Rican, a self-taught vegan, and free runner {Traceur}, which means "tracer" in French. I was born on the island of Puerto Rico, and grew up in Ponce, where I live currently. I teach free running and coach people to live ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: J.D. Goldschmidt – Actor – Being Vegan is not scary at all.

My name is J.D. and I live in NYC. I'm a very proud dad to a beautiful three-year-old daughter, and I have the most amazing wife. I'm very blessed. I'm a SAG-AFTRA actor/model/personal trainer. I've worked on a number of web series/indie films and also did some acting work on ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Jordan David – (Conscious Muscle) Changing the World One Bite and Rep at a time.

Hello, my name is Jordan David and my life's work and business is Conscious Muscle Vegan Fitness and Nutrition Coaching. It is my mission to change the world one bite and one rep at a time. What I do is help vegans reach their fitness / physique goals whether it ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Kelsey Bomar – Legally Vegan

My name is Kelsey and I’m a third-year law student in Philadelphia. I was born in New Orleans and grew up overseas in Indonesia and Australia before returning to the states. I ended up going to university at High Point University in North Carolina where I majored in Political Science ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Brenden Fitzgerald – Founder of Planet Protein

Hello, my name is Brenden Fitzgerald and I currently reside in Fort Myers, Florida. After serving in the Marine Corps, in & out of different industries and not knowing what lies ahead, I can’t thank veganism enough for helping me find my true calling. I am now in the process ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being: Lenny Gerard: Musical & Artistic Entrepreneur Working to End Domestic & Animal Abuse.

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Lenny Gerard. I am primarily a singer/songwriter/visual-artist but consider myself to also be an entrepreneur as I’m always creating new projects such as @veganswag. I grew up in NYC and moved to Los Angeles about a year ago to further pursue ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being- Clemens Kohlbacher: Entrepreneur and Positive Thinker! Austria

I’m a 20-year-old entrepreneur and investor currently living in Graz, Austria. I run a construction business together with my dad and invest in startup companies. On Instagram: @clemenskohlbacher Website: Vegan Apparel Co What was the moment you realize that you wanted to go vegan? It wasn’t really a moment but ...
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Being Vegan, Vegan Being- Constantin Philippou, Le Fou – Los Angeles Artist – A look at the World’s Vegans

My name is Constantin Philippou, I am a Greek, self-taught vegan, street artist who goes by the name L 3 F 0/ u {le fou}, which means "the crazy" in French. I was born in Greece, raised in Paris and am currently living in Los Angeles; I compose music and ...
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