May 15, 2011

What's your brand of veganism? (200 vegans, in 2 words, tell theirs!)

This was from an interesting thread where I asked this question:  'If you had to describe your variety of veganism or your take on veganism, in 2 words - what would they be?' Two hundred vegans/vegan activists responded with their two words. And here they are - in order:

Chelsea Miller - Abolitionist vegan, but not associated with any particular group
Niki Gianni - Animal rights
Abigail Davies - abolitionist vegan
Nick VeganCore - new vegan
Akintayo Adewale - African Vegan :-)
Lillian Massey - Abolitionist vegan
Jane Daly - fruity vegan
Helen Marston V - Forever vegan
Rebecca Brooke Corby - vegan activist
Cheyenne Bradley - Abolitionist vegan
Dianne Pitro - Compassionate life
Flavia LotusBlossom - Ethical vegan
Flavia LotusBlossom - I like abolitionist vegan too, but find I use 'ethical' more often.
Jeanne Cressey-Vegan - Ethical Vegan
Emma Attwell - Abolitionist Vegan
Elaine Alfaro - Eco-Vegan
Sarah May - Ethical Abolitionist Vegan
Deborah Brown Pivain - everyone vegan
Randy W. Sandberg - life saver
Cathleen V. Cassidy - cruelty-free
Roniyan Shamia Abigail - Abolitionist-vegan
Sally Thompson - abolitionist vegan
Joseph T. Espinosa - Animal activist
Brenda Zimmerman - Ethical Vegan
Jody Chesik - Ethical Vegan
Mary Quinn - abolitionist vegan
Dave Warwak - Morally honest
Sara Vegan-Ward - Abolitionist-Vegan
Marion Scherner - abolitionist vegan
Matt Bear - consistently Nonviolent
David Starsoul - TRUTH and LOVE.
James Idol - Peaceful living vegan.
Brandon Becker - For animals or Animal liberation. Veganism is a means to the end of animal liberation. Nothing else for me, though I do like its health benefits and the fact that eating plant foods causes less harm to the environment than eating animals in today's industrial society.
Rhea Parsons - PROUD VEGAN
Tony Bishop-Weston -
Coleen Tew - reclaimed vegan
Lai Sityar - abolitionist vegan
CharVegan Padworny - vegan ahimsa
Lisa Shaw Osh  - Activist Vegan.
Gary Loewenthal - Vegan advocate
Linda Rapp Nelson - If I'm talking to vegans, I would say abolitionist vegan. If I'm talking to non-vegans, I say ethical vegan.
Donna Anderson - vegan abolitionist
Lee Hall - Just...vegan.
Debra Couch - Vegan vegan!
Julie Ann Sherwood Zserdin - abolitionist-vegan
Deborah V Blundell Broh - Life vegan.
Deborah B Reynolds - animal rights
Daniel Thomas Williams - I call myself an "ethical vegan". Which implies "abolitionist",
and that it's not just dietary.
Jane Daly - Vegan foodie
Jo Osborne - abolitionist activist
Urosh Sredojevich-Vegan - abolitionist vegan
Kerry L Shoemaker-Davis - multi vegan
Vic Pitro - animal rights
Leah McKelvie - antispeciesist activist
Ruthe Wallace - Lee hit it on the nail. It should be only "vegan"! You either are or you are not.
Janice Cowett - Happily Vegan!
Lisha A. Daigle - very vegan
Mark Tripp - Eternally compassionate......
Jake VeganforLife Sanger - Treehugging Vegan :-)
Phillip Dolittle - Abolitionist Vegan
Michelle Larson-Sadler - vegan momma
Lee Hall - "Vegan! You either are or you are not." [That's it Ruthe! No such thing as an anti-abolitionist or anti-ethics vegan; why suggest otherwise?]
Daniela Carvalho - Abolitionist Vegan!!!
Daniel Cohen - Compassionate Righteousness
Pintu Vegana - Veganise all
Sue Rivers - Abolitionist vegan
Dan Cudahy - abolitionist vegan
Trudy Thomas - Love animals
Nicole Kutun - ethical-veganis.....oh wait there is also vegananarchist!
Sharron Woodward - Ethical vegan
Sharron Woodward - Animal activist
Sharron Woodward - Animal advocate
Liza Moore-Vegan - Fiercely Vegan
Martina Fattina - respectful living
Carol E. McCormick - Humane MYTH
Carol E. McCormick - anti-"happy meat"-ist  (ok, I cheated)
Ben Johnson (husband to the late: Shirley Wilkes-Johnson's) - It's right!
Sonia Twain Ethical vegan - I agree with the comment that the single word should say it all. Vegan by definition is a philosophy/way of life not just a diet, though in common usage there are now pure vegetarians for health reasons who get labeled/self label as vegan.
Brendon Clarke-Pepper - Ethical vegan
Wild Fiona-Vegan - Love vegan
Wild Fiona-Vegan - wild vegan
Alice Leonard - Joyful vegan
Alex Richards - Abolitionist-vegan
Stephanie Marie Heckman - Ethical vegan.
Michelle Larson-Sadler - vegan parent
LouiseVegan Fisichella - harm less.
Janne Högström - Healthy vegan
VegAnn Hawks - hardcore vegan!
SavannahVegan Kronson Bach - Ethical vegan!
Andy Mars - Compassionate Righteousness
Alexa Reed - Ethical Vegan
Moore Rhys - Live ethically
Barbara DeGrande - Abolitionist vegan
Don Robertson - Peaceful Planet (Vegan)
Janet Goldie - uncompromising vegan
Heather Michael Leughmyer - sassy vegan
V Beth Lamb - Thinking vegan
Elaine Vigneault - vegan advocate
Barbara DeGrande - Elaine, that is how I describe myself, too!
TheEvolved Stopthebarbarism - anti speciesism
Melissa Viau - Abolitionist vegan
Lindsey Sanders - abolitionist vegan
Emmy James - Peaceful abolitionist
Nonhuman Emancipation - Egalitarian vegan
Lindsey Sanders - I'd like to add to my response that I'm a nonviolent abolitionist.
Darren Williams - compassionate journey
Mimi McCorry Stiegel - The Best!
Krysten Voss-Vegan - 'Hardcore Vegan!'
Kim Frost - Abolitionist vegan
Traci Drum - Vegan 4life
Arnold TheVegan Freeman - Ethical imperative!
Arnold TheVegan Freeman - OOPS I was responding to "Please add your two word response to this interesting thread; How would you describe your take on veganism in 2 words." But I see the actual thread is about how I would describe my veganism so..... Abolitionist vegan!!!
Michele Volpe-Reynolds - Ethical vegan!
Roger Yates - For Justice
Jennifer Sweezey-Keller - vegan metalhead
Jennifer Wood V - Obligate Vegan
Kat Wain - Intensley Vegan
Alex Kolenoff - ethical vegan
Danny VeganBatman Nichols - Yourofsky/Tuttle
Shari Wosk - Peace Love
Sue Tupper - militant abolitionist - No, I have to change that. Because I use so much psychology to work at people to get them to go vegan: sneakymilitant abolitionist. There, I did it in 2 words.
Diana K Field - Forever Vegan!
SavannahVegan Kronson Bach - also....Empathic Vegan!
Chris Grant -  Primitivist Vegan
Jessica Constable - PROUD vegan :D
Carolyn Bailey - Understanding vegan
Lian Jia Xin - Vegan Spirit !!
Jason Ward - choose compassion
Heather O'Connor - Happy Vegan!
Elizabeth DeCoux - Not Property
Salim Andreas Piro Khan - nonspeciesist nonexploitation
Quincy Vegann Kirsch - Ethical Creaturist ( Ethical vegan just seems redundant.)
Mike Vee - Life Saving
William Paul - Abolitionist Vegan
Trina Burt - Proudly vegan
Greg McFarlane - Universal love
Rolanda Celina - Morally evolved.
Elizabeth Collins - Abolitionist Vegan
Sandra Cummings - abolitionist vegan
Wendy Shaw - Animal Lover
Beth Hardesty -  I / Thou
Oscar Horta -  Egalitarian antispeciesist
Nonhuman Emancipation  - Egalitarian antispeciesist
Matthew Mackintosh - Loving Vegan
Jen Fox - Abolitionist Vegan
Krista V Williams - Ethical Naturalist
Tumeria V Langlois - compassionate vegan
Judith V Barnes - Lonely vegan
David Catherine - Nazarite vegan
Alisa Bergamin - Evolutionary Bliss
Jose Valle - Egalitarian antispeciesist
Natasha Zaicov - evolved person
Christopher Noaro - respect life
Christopher Noaro - 'your take on veganism' and 'your brand of veganism' I interpret as quite different. My take on veganism would mean 'another way' of describing it in 2 words, therefore: 'respect life'. But as for my brand of veganism, perhaps 'Individualist vegan!' or 'Marxist vegan!'
Stacy Karron - "Religiously" vegan!
M Butterflies Katz – The Truth
Ruth Hawe - love demonstrated
Lorraine Haines  - Indubitably vegan. (Okay - I admit I wanted to find a word no one had used yet! :-P).
Diane Gandee Sorbi - peaceful abolitionist
Kostia Troini - Love Liberation
Ethical Bounty - Living compassionately
Bea V Elliott - Evolved. Someone else can have my other word! ;)
Brooke Cameron - Vegan learning (I hope to always be learning.)
Mary Elizabeth Cianciolo - decent human
Lisa Wright - born again
Caroline Raward - Kindness Love
Elizabeth Collins - In my happy place I say "human being" because that is really what should be synonymous with "vegan" - that is what I am working towards by promoting abolition
Ignatz Ziller II - Just me.
Jen Macartney - Ethical vegan
Vance Lehmkuhl - Live Justice.
Stuart Kent - vegan freak
Stuart Kent - I mean that in a good way..........
George Zuwala - about them
Kate Roberts - gratuitous nonexploitation
Aaron Cross - Damn good
Kate Drake - Abolitionist antispeciest
Verna Knapp - End cruelty!
Angela Vegan-Collins - Truly living.
Lesley Dyan Dombrow - Cruelty-free Vegan
Delta Troy - Animal Liberation
Jake VeganforLife Sanger - Animal lover
Jake VeganforLife Sanger - economy lover
Jake VeganforLife Sanger - nature lover
Felicity Aleesha Isabel Newman - Vegan Christian.
Grace Lorraine - "inviting evolution" is my "variety of veganism"
Sheryl Rapee-Adams - 'Loving others.' 'Understanding connections.'
Peadar Melinn - Heart'n'Soul
Ruth Hawe - harmlessness personified
Ruth Hawe - manifest gentleness
Ruth Hawe - being kind
Anthony Antich V - Raw Vegan (abolition implied)
Sarah Kiser - Golden Rule
Kylise Howell - Vegan Love
Brenda Zimmerman - ethical vegan
Laura Végan Moran - Honest Vegan
Ben Stein - Compassionate Righteousness
Addie VeganRae Rimmel - humans suck
Joede Mw - urgent intervention
Ellie Perry - compassionate soul.
Sheri Lucas Me: Philosophical Vegan  - Simon (my son): Complete Vegan
Penny Beck - pure compassion
Dianne Robison - Animal Respect
Maria Mróz - Caring Vegan

                                                    Photo from a Melbourne protest.


LiseyDuck said...

I love the responses! Couldn't come up with one myself though...

Daniela said...



Anonymous said...

F****! I missed it!
I'll add mine anyway! he he
Vegan Abolitionist
Pablo Fernandez-Beri

M. (known as) "Butterflies" Katz said...

I am aligned with the precepts of the abolitionist movement, (though I was vegan before it began). I just call myself VEGAN usually, however my two words were Vegan Truth - I see it as nothing short of a Great Truth. I really like many of the answers and with the exception of raw or fruity vegan, they were all true for me, too.

Sandy Chung said...

World Peace

Yoga With John said...

For Them....

Barry Taylor, DVM said...

vegan veterinarian

kara sanders said...

Animal Rights

Aerialrose said...

Ahimsic Vegan! =) Hooray for unconditional love for everyone!