Stories of Transformation
I'm so grateful to hear so many inspiring stories from people whose lives have been changed for the better. Submit your own below!

Awakening

~Kenda English, Supporter

“I became Vegan about a year ago, during hunting season. I was driving down my rural road, and saw a beautiful bull elk. It was so majestic. Later that same day, my neighbor had shot a bull elk. I was heartbroken to see it after it had been shot. I knew at that moment, I would no longer eat animals, and work diligently towards a vegan lifestyle. When I first began supporting Colleen’s work, I was ashamed of my story, but I have since realized, with Colleen’s encouragement, that this was my awakening. Thank you, Colleen for all the work you do.” 

Grateful for the change

 Thank you for helping my family live true to our values, and helping me find the voice to share those values with others.

“I just want to tell you how awesome you are. You are such a wonderful human being. My sister-in-law bought me the Vegan Daily Companion a few Christmas’s ago and I refer to this book so often. I think this is one of the best books I have because it is so different. Recipes, stories and nutritional facts. Well done. You are incredible.”

“Thank you for the this well-planned 30-Day Vegan Challenge…worth every penny! You are so thorough in delivering useful information each day. I look forward to reading and listening to each daily email. Had no idea becoming vegan would be so easy!”

“I couldn’t have gone vegan without you, Colleen. It was too daunting to me. The online program along with the book made it very simple and gave me a lot of confidence.”

“Recently I stopped following several vegan & animal rights Facebook pages because I just could not stand to see any more suffering. I have been vegetarian for many years with the hopes I would eventually give up dairy & fish. The other day after seeing your post about the pork industry increasing the speed of killing pigs I sat at my computer and wept. The picture wasn’t graphic, but seeing the fright in that pig’s eyes broke my heart. Today, I am fully committed to being a vegan. Thank you for all that you do for the animals and for not sharing horribly graphic pictures. It’s definitely more effective to share pics that touch someones soul instead of ones that make us animal lovers stop following.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for what you do. It inspires me every day. I am currently going through all your podcasts and even though I am a well researched person and thought I had pretty much read everything there is to read about veganism, I’m learning so much from you! It really comforts me knowing that even though I don’t have many vegans in my life and sometimes I can feel really down about what’s going on in the world with animals, I can come to your podcast and learn something, spend some time thinking about the animals, and get some encouragement to keep going!”

“I just wanted to write to encourage you that we are out here and to say thanks for the Masculinity and Meat episode. As a heterosexual 26 year-old guy I could really relate to the content in this episode about how a lot of men believe that eating & cooking meat is “manly.” Unfortunately I think that this belief is keeping a lot of men from becoming vegan. I have been vegan for 11 months now and am happy to announce that so far veganism has affected my masculinity in a very positive way. I feel physically healthier, stronger and I have more energy. I also feel more confident in social settings because I have become comfortable doing what I think is right with out the need to conform to social norms. Between your podcasts, cookbooks, and 30-day challenge you have been the driving force behind me, my Mom and my Aunt all becoming vegan in 2016!”

Beverly, WA

“I have been faithfully listening to and watching your daily messages from the 30-day vegan challenge. I have been vegetarian for 12 years (my husband for more than 40) and now we are both vegan for the past month. Your messages are so clear, comprehensive, sensitive and straightforward. Your cookbooks are filled with delicious, nutritious meal ideas which I enjoy preparing. Thank you!”

Tanya

“Eating animal products was something I had been struggling with for a time. Although I had reduced the use of animal products, your 30-day program truly helped me transition to a vegan diet/lifestyle and it eased all my worries. Your education was enlightening and educated me on a healthy vegan diet consisting of a variety of foods. I feel great and no longer feel a disconnect between what I am doing and what I have come to believe. Thank you.”

“Hello Colleen, My name is Rikki. Your 30-Day Vegan Challenge has changed my life; I’m not able to make conscious decisions about the food I eat. I had been wanting to become vegan for a while, but didn’t know how to go about doing it. Your program made that possible for me and I am so thankful. Thank you for starting me on my vegan journey! I will never turn back.”

“Hi. My name is Paulina, and I’m very grateful to you. I feel like a new person and I feel happier with myself whan I was before. I didn’t have a good relationship with food, and veganism change my perspective. Now I can eat without guilt! Plus, I’m helping defenseless animals. Thank you for showing me this new lifestyle.”

“Hi! My name is Marie-Eve! Thanks to your 30-Day Vegan Challenge videos and audio messages, I have discovered and rediscovered much information about food, nutrition and the social aspect of veganism. The tools you provided helped me and continue to help me navigate through a difficult time with my own parents, even though I am not that young! So, thank you so much for your wonderful work and engagement!”

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