Hey guys, on Saturday I was lucky enough to be invited to Vevolution in London, whilst representing Happy Cow, whom I've been working for the past couple of months. The event started at 10am so that meant a really early train to London to be able to get there on time. I woke up about 2am, got the 4am train, which was full of drunks coming back from town, thankfully they got off at Cardiff. I slept for most of the journey, spread out on the train seats. I managed to get the tube without any difficulties and arrive at the event about an hour before. I was kind of lost but thankfully a fellow Vegan realised I was off to the event and helped me find the way. When I got there everyone was so busy setting up that I didn't really know where to go and I didn't know anyone to talk to. It was quite awkward, but I headed upstairs the hall and started putting out Happy Cow stickers on everyone's chair. Over 500 people were supposed to attend the event, not sure how many turned up but it was busy for sure!
Another girl who was handing out Vegan Magazines on each seat, smiled at me and we started talking and headed over to get free breakfast, which was over night oats. But it was bloody delicious! I sat with her, she was a volunteer at the event and couldn't chat for long. The Vegans started to gather and it kicked off pretty quickly. Youtuber Plant Based News was up first and gave a very informative speech about the rise in Veganism. At this point I realised how many people I admire from Youtube were in the very same room! I tried to continue my inner crazy fan girl side, I spotted Vegan Geezer and Hench Herbivore. Unfortunately my social anxiety took over me and I didn't go up and talk to them, I kind of admired from a far. Isn't this annoying? When will I possibly ever meet them again!?
I didn't manage to get lunch so I was snacking on the contents of my goody bag all day. I think they only took cash and I had cards on me, damn it. Sorry about the bad quality of photos, I only took my phone with my and not my other camera because it was heavy to carry. Anyways the day went so fast and I was honestly so inspired, I felt like I was dreaming. As a new Vegan it makes you think twice and that you should try to use Social Media and become part of the Activism side to Veganism. You never know who you could influence to become Vegan.
Check out my Instagram for more photos and videos of the Vevolution.
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