I’ve spoken in the past about Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and how her work inspired me to be a kinder, nicer vegan.
She has transformed my whole approach to advocacy. I am a better person because of her books and podcast, I truly believe that.
Colleen is to veganism what Ted Lasso is to football. A compassionate leader with a giant heart and on a mission to bring people joy.
I have only read two of her books so far – because most are cookbooks and I hate cooking – but they are some of the best reading material I have ever consumed. I gained so much knowledge about how to be a better activist.
In Vegan’s Daily Companion I found a guide, a daily reminder of why I am vegan, why I write, and why I love doing what I do. I’ve always loved books like that, you know. Read one page a day type of literature.
I also love the stories of how people went vegan, what inspired them and how they overcame the challenges at the beginning. These things truly motivate me to continue writing and creating content because you never know what will touch the other person.
It’s a perfect book for new vegans who perhaps don’t have much support in real life but wish to feel like there is someone who understands them. There is.
And then we have The Joyful Vegan, which is probably one of the most valuable vegan books in the world. I am not exaggerating, it truly is.
You see, there are many vegans who are struggling. Struggling because they have no support. Struggling because they feel hopeless. Struggling because they don’t know what to eat.
It’s not easy to be vegan, especially if you feel alone and helpless.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau beautifully leads the way and shows you how to handle obstacles without losing your sanity. She actually gives you advice that works and is doable; she is not selling you a dream that you cannot reach.
There are so many people in this world who care about you. So, so many.
And a lot of us truly do care about your feelings and how you are managing the changes once you go vegan. Mainly because we have been there ourselves. We know the reality.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an amazing writer and vegan advocate. Her message is simple: To live joyfully as vegans.
When I embarked upon my journey I was very angry at people. It made no sense that everyone knew what was happening inside slaughterhouses yet continued to support it. Are people really that evil?
So I listened to the Food For Thought Podcast and followed CPG on social media. Her words opened my heart, her compassion moved me, and her courage to be kind to those who are not kind themselves showed me that all we need really is love.
I hope she does the same thing for you. The world is desperately in need of more joyful people.