A Generation Lost In Face – Poem by Alexa Terezakis

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Talk of fear:

I do not fear darkness

For I know the light of day

Will always rise to meet me in

The morning

I do not fear time

For time is healing,

Simply a ghost of our stars

Lingering in the night sky

I do not fear the unknown

For it is the unknown

Which holds the very foundation

For wonder

What I truly fear:

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My Story as a Transitioning Vegan

After reading a pamphlet in the lobby of an inscence-infused yoga studio about the cruelty towards animals in the food industry, which described the awful living conditions and cruel practices of mass-produced pork and pultry, I felt sick. I told myself that enough is enough. This was the push that I needed to commit to eating a full dairy- and meat-free diet.

I did have a head-start, though; for half of March and the entire month of April, I participated in a fast for Eastern Orthodox Easter. During the fast, you are not permitted to eat meat or dairy except on some days when fish and dairy are permitted. This 40-day fast was absoutley life-changing. Not only did it offer me an incredible insight to my faith , but it also opened my eyes to the numerous alternatives to meat and dairy in cooking. It truly strengthened my spirit in more ways than one. Once Easter arrived, I was able to celebrate the end of the Great Fast by feasting on lamb and other traditional dishes that include dairy and meat in the recipies. I was hesitant at first, but then filled my pate to the brim and participated in this great feast.

I was disgusted with myself. I ate enough food, much of which was meat and dairy, to put myself into a borderline food coma. I could eel the consequences settling into my bloodstreams, stomach, and digestive system. “This is just not worth it”, I thought. I haven’t touched meat since.

First blog post

I am at a point in my life where I am realizing all of the transitions that are about to unravel before me. It is the point in every young adults’ life when we ask ourselves the fateful question, “Am I ready?”

I want to be here for you. And for myself. And for all of the other lost-but-finding-themselves souls out there who are asking this question.

In light of this transitioning period, I have decided to make an additional transition: a commitment to eating vegan. I do not want to say “going vegan” because that just sounds so…titled. Anyone who has “gone vegan” can probably tell you that it needs to be a transition. So being that this is where I am, that is what I will call this period.

Lastly, I wanted to create a blog for other young vegans out there who are in/ going into college. My parents keep telling me that it will be hard to live this lifestyle once I am in college, but I am determined to stay strong & keep to it. So really, what I hope this blog will be is a haven for college-going vegans, who are looking for guidance in keeping up with this lifestyle in a not-so-vegan-friendly enviornment.

Thank you, internet, for listening.

-The Happy Hippie