By Published On: 11 June 2013245 words1.2 min read

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Hay: Vegan Badass, Age 14

By Hay, Guest Contributor

So, writing is not my strongest subject.  As a matter of fact, two months ago my language arts teacher told me my grade was a 51.  My only hope at bringing that grade up so I could walk in 8th grade graduation was to read a poem in the poetry slam-

Killing? Oh no…..
“but I just eat meat”
LIES…That’s Murder
Evolve America!
Might you be interested in becoming a vegan?

This idea of this blog makes me nervous and excited.  Mostly nervous.  Sometimes mostly excited.  No, mostly nervous.

I want to think the more I do it, the better it will get.  I hope you like it.  I hope to meet fellow teens so we can support each other.  I hope to not feel so alone while helping others not feel so alone.  Could this be a great place to vent and share?

So far it helps me get thru the day knowing I can write about it all later when I get home- including outing my tormentors (look for their first names thru most of my blogs).  When they say crappy things, I bet they are wondering what I am smirking about.  Now I’m just the smirking girl with the mini notebook.  It helps to not just stand there with a punched in the stomach feeling. Try this at home!

P.S.  Language Arts final grade –  82….     Maybe I CAN really do this!

By Published On: 11 June 2013245 words1.2 min read

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Hay: Vegan Badass, Age 14

By Hay, Guest Contributor

So, writing is not my strongest subject.  As a matter of fact, two months ago my language arts teacher told me my grade was a 51.  My only hope at bringing that grade up so I could walk in 8th grade graduation was to read a poem in the poetry slam-

Killing? Oh no…..
“but I just eat meat”
LIES…That’s Murder
Evolve America!
Might you be interested in becoming a vegan?

This idea of this blog makes me nervous and excited.  Mostly nervous.  Sometimes mostly excited.  No, mostly nervous.

I want to think the more I do it, the better it will get.  I hope you like it.  I hope to meet fellow teens so we can support each other.  I hope to not feel so alone while helping others not feel so alone.  Could this be a great place to vent and share?

So far it helps me get thru the day knowing I can write about it all later when I get home- including outing my tormentors (look for their first names thru most of my blogs).  When they say crappy things, I bet they are wondering what I am smirking about.  Now I’m just the smirking girl with the mini notebook.  It helps to not just stand there with a punched in the stomach feeling. Try this at home!

P.S.  Language Arts final grade –  82….     Maybe I CAN really do this!

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  1. Hay June 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    thanks for writing…I wish more people my age started this young too. :)

    I have no idea who Fox Mulder is, but I’m glad he knows the truth is out there. :)

  2. Steven L June 11, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Hay,

    I have been vegan with my wife for 5 years. We are so excited to hear more young people embracing the truth of what is happening the animal industry, as well as understanding the damage animal products do to our bodies. We wish we could go back to your age and start when you did. My only advice is when someone or something makes you feel like faltering just do your own research. To coin Fox Mulder (yes I am an old nerd) The Truth is Out There.

  3. Hay June 11, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    done! :)

    see you here at yourdailyvegan.com and also at teenvgn.com :)

  4. TeenVGN June 11, 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Hello Hay!
    We are super happy to see someone as young as yourself making such an impact in the Vegan community and especially in your new role at yourdailyvegan.com :)

    We’d love for you to be involved in our website (if you aren’t already) by simply signing up as a Member and joining over 230 other young compassionate people like yourself! :)

    http://www.teenvgn.com is the social network for young vegetarians and vegans like yourself! :)

    Look forward to seeing more of your writing on this website!