Hi there! I’m Sarah, the author of What I Vegan.
I’m an animal advocate living in beautiful Charleston, SC with my husband and four rescue fur babies.
I first learned about the horrors of factory farming in 2007, when I stumbled upon information online. I became vegetarian, and slowly worked my way from being (self-proclaimed) Miss Cheese to being vegan by November 2009.
Since then, I’ve discovered all the incredible food and products available to vegans, and I’ve also found my life’s passion: protecting animals.
I’m currently pursuing a master’s degree in Animal Policy and Advocacy, and when finished with school, I hope to work for a national or international animal protection organization.
I also volunteer with local and national animal protection groups, and I’m helping my husband with his brand new vegan business, A Better Batch.
When not working, volunteering, or eating vegan food, I can be found cheering for my alma mater’s football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide, reading novels, playing with my dog and three cats, and thinking about vegan food.
About the Blog:
As a vegan, I’m frequently asked “what do you eat?” and I definitely don’t mind telling people all about the delicious foods I enjoy!
But it’s not the same as showing them, so in the summer of 2011, I decided to start a Facebook album called “What I Eat” documenting some of the yummy meals I make at home and order at restaurants to help people understand what exactly vegans can eat (hint: it’s not just celery!).
Many of my friends and family loved the photos and encouraged me to start a blog…so I did! What I Vegan was born in June 2012.
I post pictures of what I eat, what I buy, what I wear – What I Vegan! I also feature vegan travel stories, recipes, musings and more.
In June 2013, I began my list of recommended vegan-friendly restaurants in Charleston, which I update frequently, and I’ve also become a regular guest on the local TV show Lowcountry Live, where I share vegan tips and info.
I hope you delight in seeing the ridiculously awesome food vegans can indulge in, and realize that you can indulge in it too! I have 5 tips for adding vegan food to your life that would be a great place to start!