Hi you guys! I’m Vanity Ladner, the face behind The Token Vegan. My journey to veganism began in September 2009 when I was a 282 lb high school sophomore riddled with insecurities and depression. I wanted to change my life and dedicate myself to a cause. That’s when I heard about vegetarianism, decided to dive right in, and never look back. Since then I have lost over 130 lbs and have become a passionate vegan animal rights activist with a supportive husband by my side. I am the website coordinator of ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) and the VOTH writer of Fantôme Magazine.