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Colleen’s talk, “From Excuse-itarian to Vegan” at World Veg Fest in October 2011. Invite Colleen to speak at your event.
I posted this on my site the other month with the title “Shortest Post Ever.” There was your video and my silly words: “Wow. I think she said it all.” Because there’s really nothing more anyone can say.
I really enjoyed the talk, shared it with friends.
Beautiful work =)
Colleen continues to be one of the most informed and inspiring speakers on the planet. As a former La Leche League leader and asst. coordinator of leader applicants in Missouri, I know that everything she says here is as on target as I’ve ever heard it.
I loved my years with La Leche League and it helped me and so many others. But at least back then, the only stand they could take against dairy was not to eat it when breastfeeding because it would give the baby colic or worse. No kidding! I experienced this myself…complete disappearance of colic when I gave up the cheese.
Colleen’s comparison to a mama cow having to give up her baby to a human having to do that is a great wake-up call. Super video! Thanks so much for posting! May you get a million speaking invites!! Shared.
I am having a group over on Thursday to watch this. I’ve seen it several times. I love the way Colleen frames these issues and connects the dots between healthy, humane and green when it comes to our food choices. It’s very easy to understand and compelling in the way it is presented. Bravo!
This is a fantastic talk, thank you. What I find people say to me is that they are still hungry (rather than tired) after a vegan meal, and the solution to this is probably to make sure that the meal does contain enough protein. Another concern non-veggies have brought up to me is that if there are beans or lentils in the meal, they will experience flatulence. I have experienced a LOT of aggressive argumentation by meat eaters who just say that they want to eat meat, period – they seem to have no conscience about it, no qualms (I never proselytize, I find they seek me out to attack my beliefs). I found this video really helpful in both Colleen’s advice in that situation (i.e. just telling my truth and not having any baggage about their responses) and also finding the video showed me that I am not alone in my views at a time when I was feeling quite isolated.