Are your words working against you? As activists, our language choices can be our greatest asset, or our most self-defeating liability. When we’re mindful of who we’re trying to reach, the effectiveness and integrity of our message increases exponentially.
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At the depths of it, the reason most people won’t go vegan is the same reason that vegans can’t understand why most people won’t go vegan. This is a call for accountability and awakening for those of us who believe ourselves to be responsible and aware.
This was when my words failed me. When my speech fell apart before my eyes. This is me—raw and unscripted. Effective activism does not require elegance. Compassion does not require a college degree. The animals need every voice.
Learning how to talk about veganism is often more challenging than going vegan. How do you talk to non-vegans about important issues in an approachable way? How do you help people make the connection?