Hello! My story...
I wanted to introduce myself and meet some cool like-minded people. I was a vegan from ages 15-17, and then throughout college I ended my veganism for various reasons, but mostly because I thought it would be a major inconvenience. I've come to realize that it is worth the extra effort and being a vegan is something that I really believe in. One of the other reasons why i think I gave it up is because during my transition from hs to college, I just wanted to fit in and not be seen as a weirdo...but ya know what? Eff that! I love animals, love the vegan lifestyle, and I'm happy to make it a part of my life again.
Welcome tigerlilly, nice to meet you! Let your vegan freak flag fly! :D
Nice to meet you! Welcome to VegWeb.
Unto thine own self be true, etc etc etc! Much of the time, the communal 'they' have (literally) no idea what they're talking about... and so are not the best guides!
Welcome to VW! It's nice here; I think you'll like it. :)