Karla F.


Pittsburgh, PA

Member since:

August 24, 2014

Are you vegan, vegetarian or just curious?

I'm a vegan since March[masked]

What is your favorite local vegan-friendly restaurant?

I'm from the Philly area but New Harmony on 9th street is divine. Also can we all just take a moment to appreciate that Oreos are vegan?!

Are you the only vegan or vegetarian in your family?

My sister went vegan a few months after me; my parents are trying to eat a more vegan diet.

Anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I became vegan for so many reasons: 1. My sister was suffering from daily diarrhea and vomiting from her newly diagnosed IBS and hiatal hernia. I was convinced that veganism would help her but it went against the doctor's recommendations and I didn't think she could do it on her own. I became vegan and convinced her to do the same within a few months and she feels so much better (though she still has her ups and downs) 2. I went to college, gained 10 lbs. Now I eat as many fruits, veggies and carbs as my heart desires! 3. I watched Freelee the Banana girl obsessively and Forks over Knives. (Those are just the top three though!)

What are you hoping to get out of this meetup?

I want to meet Vegan friends! At home I have my sister but I'm feeling like a lonely vegan in Pittsburgh. I'm a student at U Pitt and there's no vegan club :( I started this "vegan thing" with a "let's see how long I can last" kind of mindset, but the more I learn about being vegan the more I'm convinced I want to do it for a lifetime. I want long-lasting vegan relationships to help guide me through my journey.


I'm a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am an English major/Spanish minor on the Pre-med track. My vegan inspiration is Freelee the Banana Girl on Youtube! I like yoga but I don't do it nearly enough.

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