Welp, here we are. A week after Vida Vegan Con wrapped up, I’m still trying to wrap my head around what just happened.
I’ve been silent over here on my end because I’m still processing how much smaller and more intertwined and connected and inspiring the world just got. The conference itself was amazing, and to see what has been happening since—the community that has been building on the Facebook page, on blogs and at nation-wide impromptu meet ups—is overwhelming. I haven’t said anything because I don’t know what to say.
Michele and Jess wrote beautiful, touching and perfect recaps here, here and here. Oh, and here. I basically want to plagiarize what they wrote because they each so eloquently put into words what I cannot.
At this point I would normally throw my hands in the air and exclaim “Photo Essay Time!” but I just looked through my pictures of the weekend and I took exactly 10 photos and it is all food.
So I will say this: Thank you. Thanks to those of you who agreed to speak, thanks to those who registered and attended, thanks to our sponsors, thank you to my friends and family who have heard me speak of nothing else for over a year, and thank you to Jess and Michele, who kept me motivated, supported and sane.
For in-depth recaps, here are a handful of the blog recaps I’ve loved catching up on:
Gena from Choosing Raw (3 parts)
JL Goes Vegan (8 parts!)
Kyle from Vegan Vagrant (1 action-packed post)
The Cosmopolitan Hour Podcast (2 parts)
Our Hen House Podcast (featuring the lovely Jess)
And you know that if I took pictures of nothing else last weekend, I took a picture of the taco bar and the Champagne Reception.
(photo courtesy of Isa Chandra. From left: Janessa, Michele and Jess.)