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My story of wrestling and being vegan

by Zackery Bickford I didn’t even know about wrestling until my younger brother did one school season of wrestling. After I saw my brother wrestle I told my parents I wanted to try as well so I started wrestling in the spring of 2004. Freestyle wrestling was the style I started with, and for anyone […]

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college sports | Veganism | wrestling

Sharing Vegan Values

by Kody Kowalowski Until recently, many people didn’t know I was vegan.  My wife and I were always quiet about it until someone wanted to make us a meal.  We never wanted to come off as those vegans who were difficult to deal with and preachy.  Part of it was because we are still fairly […]

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earthlings | outreach | Veganism

Bodies are Not Commodities: The Overlap of Veganism and Feminism

by Lindsey Morgan Ruby’s Diner is a classic American burger joint, popular in Southern California. After a long afternoon at the beach, nothing is better than a stroll down to the Ruby’s at the end of the pier for burgers and a milkshake while you watch the sun set over the ocean. The walls are […]

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Lindsay Morgan | Team Members

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Animal Liberation | Ethics | Feminism | Human Liberation | Veganism

Why be Vegan?

by Pam Kalstad There seems to be a divide not just in the non-vegan vs. vegan but also in the vegan vs. vegan world. It’s becoming a competition of a tiered world of veganism. Does it matter why someone becomes a vegan? Or is it more important that are vegan? I’ve had this debate with […]

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Bodybuilding | Pam Kalstad | Team Members

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Diet | Ethics | health | Pam Kalstad | Veganism

My Vegan Voyage

by Athena Iglesias With today being day one of my second year of sobriety I thought I’d get really real about my own personal Vegan Voyage. I’m sharing this info to hopefully help others. Ok, so I grew up a competitive figure skater, my coach actually lived with me for a bit. In Elementary years-High […]

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Athena Iglesias | Bodybuilding | Team Members

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Athena Iglesias | Dedication | health | inspiration | Motivation | Veganism

My Little Vegan Story (the short version)

by Paola Deocampo Jackson As April approaches, I look back on the changes I’ve made over the previous four years. On April 4, 2010, I made the decision to transition into a vegan lifestyle. To this day (and for the rest of my life, I’m sure), I’ll get asked and told the same things over […]

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Bodybuilding | Paola Deocampo | Team Members

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Ethics | Paola Deocampo | Veganism

Beginner’s Mistakes

by Erin Fergus I said in my Plantbuilt application video that I made all my beginner’s mistakes during my first competition season of summer 2013. The night before the first competition, I posted on Facebook all the other times that I made beginner’s mistakes (during running races and triathlons) and how I was going to […]

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Advice | Competition Advice | Diet | Erin Fergus | Veganism

Being Vegan and understanding that not everyone understands you

by Athena Iglesias I have been Vegan for 4 years now and every holiday or get together I encounter the same questions, obstacles, and cold veggie tray. I admit, in the beginning of my life as Vegan, I was super excited and didn’t understand why nobody wanted to hear my pages of nutritional facts I […]

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Athena Iglesias | Bodybuilding | Team Members

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Athena Iglesias | Education | fitness | health | Veganism

Have a Heart in February

by Jennifer Moore February is heart month. Focusing on our hearts should direct our attention to the vegan lifestyle for several reasons. First, a vegan diet has been shown not only to prevent heart disease but to actually REVERSE coronary artery disease, the main cause of heart attack. Check out Caldwell Esselstyn’s research and angiograms […]

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Bodybuilding | Team Members

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Diet | Ethics | health | Jennifer Moore | Veganism

More than me

by Austin Barbisch paragraph I feel something  very special when I think of this PlantBuilt team. I have been competing in bodybuilding shows since 1996, with 13 shows under my belt (thong). Up until meeting this awesome group of people, my goals in competition were purely for a love for competing, and to  get the […]

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Austin Barbisch | Determination | Ethics | inspiration | Motivation | Purpose | Veganism