A Customizable Script for the Modern Attention-Seeker Who Just Quit Being Vegan

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There are few weeks that go by where someone famous-ish doesn’t announce that they are no longer vegan with great fanfare and dramatics: chefs, athletes, wellness gurus, “personalities,” influencers, and so on. Social media and short attention spans have created the perfect storm for someone who has only embraced veganism superficially to walk away from it in a big public way in a bid to grab more attention and followers.

If you’re about to make an Earth-Shattering Announcement that you are no longer vegan, I will save you all the work. You need to save that up for getting more attention. I have seen enough of these to know that it’s basically a script so I have put it in handy checklist form for you. Check one or more answers as apply. Record or copy-paste with your fill-in-the-blank and upload or post. Easy-peasy! And you’re welcome.

Hi, friends —

I have been wanting to
___write this post
___make this video
___speak my truth

for months, but I have been too scared. I’ve lost so much sleep over this. I’ve had panic attacks. I stopped eating. I finally decided that dishonesty is too great a burden, though, and I could not longer live that way. Also, I’ve learned that
___a video exposé
___photos taken without my permission
___private messages

are about to go public so there’s no time like the present. I know that I’m probably going to
___be attacked
___lose subscribers
___lose supporters

for what I’m about to say but I can’t live a lie any longer.

Here goes [if video do one or all of the following]
___audible gulp
___deep breath
___heavy sigh

I understand that there may be rumors about me, so I thought I’d let you hear it directly from me because I believe in
___authenticity
___transparency
___keeping it real
.
For once, the “rumors” are true: I’m no longer vegan. I was vegan for a while and I really loved it but in recent months have begun thinking that it was closing me off
___spiritually
___as a creator
___from my personal growth

so I am leaving the label behind. I also
___felt vaguely sick
___had bad digestion
___was tired

and I tried to hide this but eventually I saw a recommended
___doctor
___chiropractor
___shaman

who told me I should start eating
___eggs
___fish
___free-range meat

because my
___iron levels
___chi
___adrenals

were a mess. I was terrified of breaking my vegan vow, but I couldn’t continue feeling like this anymore: I had one bite of
___eggs
___fish
___free-range meat

and I immediately felt
___amazing!!!
___unbelievable!!!
___a million times better!!!

So much better that I couldn’t go back. Thus, I am announcing that I have released my veganism with love and gratitude but it would be dishonest to myself to continue on this path, which had begun to feel
___restrictive
___inauthentic
___unbalanced

and thus was stunting my personal and professional growth.

I no longer believe in closing myself off to the bountiful offerings from the animal kingdom of honey, dairy products, eggs, meat, etc. because I now think that rejecting these offerings is a(n)
___limiting
___inauthentic
___unbalanced

approach. If I can’t feel gratitude and lovingly accept these offerings, I am also not accepting the dark that comes with the light, the yin with the yang. In this acceptance of my shadow self, I am breaking free from
___labels
___boxes
___restrictions

and setting my
___soul
___spirit
___creativity

free. In setting myself free, I give others permission to do the same.

I am liberating the animals’ souls when I eat what they have graciously given us. There is no good or bad; there is only
___love
___judgment
___vibration
.
There is no death, only cessation of life as we know it. What’s up is down. What’s down is up.

So I have learned to accept these offerings from my animal cousins with love and without judgment, and my followers will also benefit as I embrace these offerings with the utmost gratitude, love and respect.
___Mother Gaia
___Source Energy
___The Infinite Universal Soul

guides my every decision so it cannot be wrong. I am
___guided by spirit
___1/16 Cherokee
___a natural healer

so if you see me enjoying sheep’s milk cheese, organic ghee, homemade bone broth or a beautiful salmon that swam free until it was gently netted, please understand that I am simply returning to a natural alignment with my
___ancestral roots
___state of allowing
___creative flow
.

Am I still largely vegan? You bet! I will also keep turning people on to high-vibration, happy plant foods, nourished by the sun, lovingly cultivated and celebrated. (Not soy, though, because it’s
___deadly
___toxic
___ plastic.)

However, I would rather eat once-avoided animal products that found their way to me with love and appreciation than low-frequency, processed plant foods. This is how I nourish myself and that is how I believe we will save one another, through
___high vibration
___love
___releasing judgments
.

Breaking free of the vegan
___label
___box
___limitation

is the next logical step of my evolving spirit, allowing me to embrace all of the Universe and what it has to offer in a way that I didn’t as a vegan. If you’re upset because you contributed to my
___GoFundMe
___Patreon
___Kickstarter

or referred people to me when I was still in the vegan box, all I can say is I hope you find peace and will find it in your heart to eventually support my full ___journey
___path
___evolution

as I do yours.

___Namaste
___Om shanti
___Love and Light

—XO,

[Insert name here]

Written by

Marla Rose is a Chicago-area writer and co-founder of VeganStreet.com and VeganStreetMedia.com.

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