Being Vegan, Vegan Being: T.K. The Artist – Everyone Should Speak Their Truth

Tell us a little about yourself.

I live in the Bronx and I am a performing artist. I travel to different schools and performing raps with no profanity expressing a healthy lifestyle. I also have a clothing line where I sell hemp and organic cotton clothing. Instagram: @veganrapper 

What lead you to veganism? How long ago?

Yoga and meditation lead me to being vegan. After one session I decided that I’d like to cleanse my soul and while doing that not to allow another soul into my body who has been through pain and fear. I made the connection once I got online saw videos and read information. I was totally sold when I found out about the sicknesses caused by eating dead animals. 

When you first went vegan how did you phase out your non-vegan food, clothing and other items?

When I learned how to be vegan I throw all of the animal products I had away. I replaced the death with living foods.

Do you make any exceptions for yourself or if you are married with kids – your family, when it comes to veganism? For example, how strict are you with your children’s veganism at school or at family gatherings?

I make no exceptions within my standards. I eat vegan and so does everyone around me. At family gatherings I still don’t drink, I will never eat dead animals and I will never be quiet about the effects on the human body as well as our planet.  

Do you believe we should show children the process of how animals are turned into meats?

Children learn everything from us. It’s up to you if you’d like to teach them lies about Santa or tell them the truth. I will show them how animals get treated.

What does being vegan mean to you? For example, does it extend to not killing bugs and bees? Does it include not patronizing vegan companies owned by non-vegan parent companies? Does it affect the way you treat other humans?

Being vegan to me also means to not kill nor hurt other human animals nor any bugs. Every living being on this planet has a job they do for the eco system. As far as companies who are not vegan but use that word to sell their crappy products, they are the scum of the earth. They still kill animals and use money from kind vegans to kill even more.

Is it every vegan’s duty to become an activist?

It is everyone’s job to speak up about they truth. 

How compassionate or empathetic are you towards non-vegans?

How compassionate am I to non-vegans? I feel sorry for them, they’ve been lied to all of their lives and believe it all. The system lies to them, church lied to them, school lied to them and even their parents were unhealthy. At a point of my life I actually thought I’d have diabetes because it “runs in my family”. But come to find out, no one in my family runs.

Any recommended Vegan books?

How not to die, by Michael Gregor

Do you have a favorite movie or videos or your own media that you want to share?

What the Health and Racing extinction. 

What’s your favorite Vegan restaurant?

My favorite vegan restaurant is my house. Nobody needs soy in their diet and I cook better than any restaurant. 

Please share your favorite vegan recipe?

Look for my new cookbook coming soon.

Some encouraging words for new Vegans?

Encouraging words for new vegans, Thank You. 

What personal recommendations can you make for people to meet other vegans?

Wanna meet other vegans, first make sure your spirit is right. Maybe go to a veg fest or 2, or 3.

What does living cruelty-free mean to you? Does it extend to the way you as a vegan treats other humans too?

Yes, cruelty free to me as I said before includes not harming other humans. I would not like a human killed as much as I wouldn’t want that for a chicken. 

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