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July 11, 2018 - Womans Health

‘I’m Vegan And I’ve Got More Energy Now Than I Did In College’

‘I’m Vegan And I’ve Got More Energy Now Than I Did In College’

'A COLLEGE LECTURE MADE ME RE-THINK MY DIET.' 

Then, in the spring of my sophomore year, the comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory came to my college. Gregory became a vegetarian during the civil rights movement. He talked about the politics of food, including why African Americans are often targeted for junk and fast food, along with the lack of availability of healthy foods in low-income communities. 

His lecture blew my mind. He traced the path of a hamburger from a cow at a factory farm through the slaughterhouse, to a fast food restaurant, to a clogged artery, to a heart attack. I’d never thought about food that way—it was just like POW. I ate hamburgers almost every day, and I realized this was potentially what I was doing to myself.

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