Plant Fueled Pride Community Spotlight
By Team Dirty
Jun 4, 2022,
June is Pride month in the United States. It’s a time set aside to celebrate and honor LGBTQIA+ existence in all its beautiful forms, but its origins are firmly rooted in the resistance of inequality.
Today, Pride can mean lots of things to different people. It can be a time to:
🏳️🌈 Unapologetically rejoice in your authentic self
❤️ Remember and mourn the passing of community members who are no longer with us
🔍 Reflect on who you are and who you want to be
Queer people have always been an integral part of the fabric of humanity. Their experiences span the spectrum of the rainbow. Our queer-owned company has always valued open-mindedness and inclusion—these are principles on which we founded Clean Food Dirty Girl—and we’re so happy to host a community of like-minded people.
We’re proud to share a few stories from these plant-loving humans in our family who fall somewhere on the rainbow.
“One thing I have learned about going plant based is that it can look different for everybody. Maybe you decide to go stop eating all animal products overnight. Or maybe you decide to go at it gradually. But that is your choice and part of your journey and what works for you.”
“I regularly use the [Plant Fueled Life] recipes and love them. It’s great to know we’re not the only LGBT people who follow a plant based life.”
“There’s so much hate out there that it’s easy to become disconnected, stay in your own safety bubble, or swim in the same small pond of people…but I do enjoy it when I see people being their authentic selves. I think it helps to bring courage into the lives of people that might not have it.”
“I’m very adaptable. I’m like tofu with nice legs.”
“I have become a more confident cook since cooking vegan and using Clean Food Dirty Girl! Love knowing I can always make a big ass salad and have my choice of lots of dressings!”
“We all have privileges and disadvantages, and we have a responsibility to the world around us to step up in our privilege. I am a non-binary queer human, which means I face discrimination and hate, and anger just by being me. But I am also white, so I have the responsibility to uplift and support those in my community who are not.”
“I am transgender, my wife identifies as queer with they/them pronouns. It is nice to see someone like us that is open, honest and has no fucks to give. She made me feel like ‘if Molly can do this then so can I!’”
“It’s nice to feel safe.”
“As a cisgender bi woman married to a cis-het man, I have the privilege of being straight passing, so I don’t have to ‘come out’ to people if I don’t feel comfortable doing so. But, I’ve never even considered hiding who I am from this community and my co-workers. I know they accept me without question. Everyone should have this kind of support.”
“It’s nice to have people be responsible for their impact on the Earth and take care of themselves and their loved ones.”
I love any community that supports inclusion and equality and gives people a voice to share their stories/experiences/courage… I appreciate the opening statement from the co-founder about being a former boozer and smoker. I am also in recovery from substances and self-defeating behaviors. It’s never too late to change your story!
We’re so grateful to have such remarkable people in our community, and we deeply appreciate them agreeing to share. We recognize there are many in our world today who cannot come out or express their authentic selves safely. We see you. You matter.
If reading these stories made you curious about eating plants, learn more about Plant Fueled Life, or if you’re feeling proud, you can check out our Pride merch.
Are you into eating plants and a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? Fabulous. Share your story.
May you continue to (or start to) practice radical self-love and acceptance.
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