This is how every conversation goes when you reveal you’re vegan AND Latino…
It begins with a dramatic gasp. Always.
How are you even Mexican (or Cuban or Argentine or Salvadoran…) and vegan?
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Followed by the ignorant questions about what exactly it means to be vegan. Queue the eyerolls.
So you mean you don’t eat meat, got it.
But, what about pollo? Chicken’s a bird.
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Mariscos? Come on, shrimp isn’t even an animal.
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Then people pretend to be concerned for your health.
Aren’t you always hungry?
How do you survive? I could never do it.
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Only the strong survive ?.
I hear your hair falls out if you go vegan.
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Do I look bald to you?
And if you’re vegan you def can’t play sports… because you don’t intake protein.
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Actually some top athletes are vegan.
I have a friend of a friend of a friend who went vegan… and died.
Umm… No you don’t.
Then come hundreds of questions about what you can and can’t eat.
So no carne asada at all? What about tacos al pastor? Tacos al pastor have piña and pineapple is vegan. ?
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So, do you only eat tacos with cilantro?
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Or tofu, nopales, mushroom, potato… I can go on forever.
Don’t tortillas have lard… or egg?
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Conchas have egg, but there’s no meat. Is that vegan?
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How do you resist horchata?
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