If there's one thing that's clear about activist Gary Yourofsky, it's that he's vegan. But what kind of vegan is he exactly? There seems to be an ever-expanding number of vegan “types” from raw to cooked to junk food vegan to raw till 4. So while i was with Gary shooting the interview series for the channel, I asked him to talk about his “vegan type.”
To hear his entire answer, you can watch the video above but here are some choice nuggets:
I like all types of vegan food…tofu and barley and yams, those are my three favorite foods. Give me that and I’m a happy guy up and down all day long. I don’t really adhere to any type of thing. I try to be organic when I can, again, to me that is not a vegan issue. I just don’t know why we are putting chemicals on the earth and we’re altering products. Probably 100% organic vegan when I’m at home. On the road a little tougher to do, but definitely organic vegan at home.
I also asked a question posed by well-known YouTuber Freelee the banana girl about what kind of fruits Gary favors:
“I always love my fruit, I love mangoes and my mango chunky and I love my berries. I’m really into berries nowadays. So give me some blackberries and some raspberries and some blueberries and I’m a happy guy. Eat your bananas and of course I always love my bananas.”
Now I’d like to hear from you! What kind of vegan are you? And if you’re not vegan, what kind of vegan would you like to be? Or perhaps you have a label for your current way of eating that you can share? Or are you someone who can’t be constrained by such artificial boundaries as a label? Let me know in the comments!
And stay tuned for more installations of Gary's interview series. I'll be posting behind-the-scenes footage and questions that don't make it on the main channel to the VIV Area here. Get the password free when you sign up for the Nugget Newsletter! Just use the form at the bottom of this post :)