Courage 2 Create

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Jennifer Chen ofTypecraft.

I went vegetarian when I was 17 years old. My best friend went vegan (no dairy, eggs, or meat) and I thought I could give up meat at the very least. I haven’t looked back. I love animals. As a kid, I spent two weeks straight begging my mom for a dog until she finally caved. For me, animals are my friends, not my food. While this isn’t a decision that’s for everyone, my veg lifestyle helped me land my dream job—writing and editing for a national vegan lifestyle magazine,VegNews.

My love for animals is equal to my love of magazines. As a kid, I created my first and only issue of Mom magazine, which I made for my mom for Mother’s Day. I wrote, designed (a red heart was the cover), and stapled it together…

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