Breaking Vegan Book Signing
Yesterday evening we had the privilege of attending the Breaking Vegan book signing held at Cold & Thirsty Cryosauna and Juicery in Culver City, California. We'd been fans of The Balanced Blonde blogger and author, Jordan Younger, for quite a while, and were excited to meet her and hear more about her book. We sipped on delicious organic pressed juices and almond mylkshakes from Renew Juicery while chatting with owner Brooke Rewa and other notable wellness tastemakers in attendance. We flipped through the pages of her beautifully done and eloquently written book, which we'd just found out had earned a spot as Amazon's #1 best seller. Jordan's captivating introduction explained her transformation from extreme veganism after battling Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating "pure," which had led her down a destructive path of never-ending cleanses and failing health.
She then opened up about her harsh experience with cyber bullying which she'd faced and was still facing in the form of extreme backlash from some in the vegan community who felt she'd turned her back on veganism. For her, she explained, it wasn't about promoting an animal-based diet, but about bringing balance back to her life, in all areas, and reminding her readers to do the same. We were all inspired by her story, and the adversity she had faced telling it.
The lovely evening ended with mixing, mingling and, of course, the purchase of a couple copies for team clover. Now we're just excited to put some of Jordan's delicious recipes to the test this weekend!
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