by MPD
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“I didn’t tell anyone publicly that I was vegan for a good six months just because it was such a personal decision. But I will say that I’ve become so much more confident about it in that I am far more educated than I was in the beginning. This is such an embarrassing thing to even admit; to a certain extent I was apologizing for it a little bit in the beginning to the people in my personal life and that has certainly changed. I was sort of taking baby steps with people, trying to be subtle and nonchalant. I used to whisper to the waiters when I would order. Not because I was embarrassed about being vegan but because I really didn’t know how to navigate it. My friends certainly didn’t see it coming, as I’m someone who has always partially defined myself by how I eat. I was always the cheeseburger girl; I was always proudly that actress who would eat anything and was very outspoken about it because I sit next to anorexic actresses everyday — not on Big Love, to be clear. So, to change my lifestyle suddenly meant that I was faced with not conflict, but a bit of dissent.”

- Actress Ginnifer Goodwin recounting her transition to veganism in the latest edition of VegNews. We’ve been a huge fan of Goodwin for years and have always supported her planet-pleasing diet. Check out the latest copy of VegNews to read the whole interview.