Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:
Waylon talks with Stefanie Stevens, founder of Life, Veganized, about transitioning to veganism—and why we might want to make that transition. Listen as they cover veganism 101, the reason to be vegan not just vegetarian, making a living as a vegan influencer, and some talk about great vegan brands to try.
“Going vegan can be intimidating. But it’s a wall of fire—step through & it fast becomes easy, healthy, yummy—& full of love.” ~ Waylon Lewis
Stefanie’s story began early in her life:
Waylon: Life, Veganized. Why, of all the things you could do, did you start an Instagram account about veganism?
Stefanie: I’ve been vegan since I was a teenager. I went vegetarian at 15, then vegan at 16.
Waylon: Wow. And you know the usual question: what inspired it?
Stefanie: Ever since I was little, I knew that there would be a time where I didn’t eat animals. I knew I would always be vegetarian. I grew up in like small farm town in Ohio eating all types of animals and just knew one day that I didn’t want to do that anymore.
A clip of our conversation:
“I’ve worked for years to get to the point where I can spend 40 hours a week doing what I love and making a bigger impact reaching as many people as I can. I don’t want to make a living doing something that doesn’t call to me…or just doing vegan stuff in my spare time.” ~ Stefanie Stevens
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Waylon: When my heart gets touched, especially in a way that I’m like, oh, this is inconsistent with my values or who I want to be or what I care about, then I change.
Waylon: It’s not always easy.
Stefanie: No, it’s not supposed to be easy.
Waylon: Usually, honestly, it has been easy. [in the sense that empathy, caring, leads our basically good nature toward caring]
Inside the conversation, Stefanie and Waylon discuss why veganism is better for us and the planet than vegetarianism. Stefanie has some thoughts, and shared them recently:
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