About

Welcome

Danielle, a southern vegan

I'm glad you're here. My name is Danielle Ray and I am a sober vegan living in the south. I grew up loving animals and knew I didn't want to eat them, so at age 11 I became a vegetarian. In 2014 I took the next step and went vegan wondering why it took me so long to do so. Most recently in 2018 I decided to embrace sobriety.  I decided to write this blog to gain back the creativity I lost while numbing myself all these years and spread the word of animal rights, self care and having fun while living healthy lifestyle in the south, 

Veganism

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Why Veganism? For the animals, for the planet and for your health. It's been a bumpy road especially navigating paths less traveled  like veganism and sobriety in a part of the country that thrives on beef, grease and beer. I'm seeking to be part of a solution rather than part of the problem. My goal is to share my experiences, adventures and information embracing a healthy lifestyle and the struggles of living a minority point of view. 

Sobriety

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Why sobriety? I always jokingly considered myself an unhealthy "healthy" person. I ate right, exercised but yet I partied like a rockstar, smoked and drank. It was like I was living two lives and constantly torn between the two. When I found my bottom, I decided it was time to quit drinking, smoking and numbing my emotions for good and recover the person I was truly meant to be. This is my journey.