I saw this quote on a meme and it's so true! I loved chicken and pizza so much I thought I could never go vegan. Coming from a Latino family in New York that loves to eat meat, my plant-forward journey was not easy. My grandpa still offers me meat every time he sees me. 🤣
Once I educated myself with what goes on in the animal agriculture industry, I could not support it. So when I first chose this lifestyle, I did it for ethical reasons. Then I started noticing all the health benefits and I knew my body was telling me something. My acne cleared up, my congestion went away, and my digestive issues were significantly reduced. Making the transition seemed challenging at first, but now of course I wish I did it sooner!
My passion for animal welfare has been a driving force throughout my entire life. I've contributed to and raised money for various sanctuaries, but always wanted to do more. My plant-forward journey began in 2012 when I was living in India, then after 8 years as a vegetarian I finally went 100% plant-based. I did not have the resources or community to help make my transition process easier, and this was my inspiration for Veginner Cooking. In 2020, I started my blog knowing this was how I could make the biggest possible impact, for both animals and veginners (vegan beginners).
Every day I inspire more people to transform their lives, guiding them on their personal wellness journey. This is my mission... to inspire health and compassion around the world. I humbly invite you to join my community as a Veginner or Mentor so we can save even more animals together. ♥
Looking back at day 1 of my own vegan challenge I didn't think I could do it, now look at what I've built since then! My bestie Goran asked me to watch some vegan documentaries, and I finally took the plunge!
I hope you'll find this video relatable, hilarious, and inspiring. Love, Cheryl