Let’s be honest – veganism is not easy.

Vegan lifestyle is many things. It’s fulfilling, it’s ethical, it’s compassionate, it’s environmentally-friendly and it’s good for you and your family. One thing it’s really not, at least when you first become vegan, is practical.

It takes time to find vegan replacement options for the foods you and your family loved to eat. It takes time to find leather-free shoes and bags that are durable, comfortable and stylish. It takes time to check the ingredient lists for the foods you buy. It takes time to research whether the makeup you love is cruelty-free, and if it’s not, to find something new that fits.

It can also get lonely and frustrating. What if your partner is not vegan? How can you have a healthy vegan pregnancy? Is it OK to breastfeed while vegan? What about your fitness routine – how do you amp up your protein intake? How much soy can you eat or give to your kids? Where can you find vegan flamenco shoes? There’s literally a billion questions.

That’s why we dreamt up Billion Vegans.

We want to help you with your vegan journey by providing a place where you can find everything you need, from food, clothing, and cosmetics to toys and books, that’s been curated, checked and certified vegan by us, as well as suggested, reviewed and recommended by other vegans like you. We also want to provide you with a safe community where you can find answers to any burning questions and a wealth of blogs from our contributors on every topic under the sun.

Veganism is a journey – care to join me for the ride?

My name is Yael Tamar, and I am a co-founder at Billion Vegans. I’m a mom to a girl, 5, boy 2, a dog and two cats. My partner is a flexitarian who doesn’t eat animal products at home and shares my compassion for the animals. My kids are vegetarian (mostly vegan) and so is my dog.

Before going vegan, I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years. It wasn’t until I was 30 and a first-time mom that I understood that I could no longer consume dairy. The horror of someone taking my baby away while keeping me captive for my breastmilk was enough to have me swear off the stuff. I also learned about the cruelty of the egg industry with billions of male chicks ground up every year simply because they are male.

I am now in the process of replacing all my makeup with vegan alternatives by brands that don’t do animal testing – and making sure any shoes and clothing I buy are completely free of animal-based materials. There’s still so much to learn – just last month I discovered that eggs are widely used in wine production!

And that’s why I was so excited to join the amazing team at Billion Vegans! Having a wealth of resources at my fingertips, a vibrant and knowledgeable community to turn to in times of need and access to a wealth of amazing vegan products all in one place is surreal and a real lifesaver for a busy mom like me. I hope you join me at Billion Vegans!

Please contact me at [email protected], and I’ll be happy to answer any questions, hear your product suggestions or tips on how to improve our platform.

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