From Carne Asada to Kale: How a Latinx Meat-Eater Became a Healthy Vegan

A Story About My Vegan Journey

Me as a kid. All photos are by the author.

I’m a first-generation American who grew up in a Guatemalan and El Salvadorian household. If you know anything about Latinx culture, you will know the food is delicious but full of meat.

Growing up, there would be barbecues at my house practically every weekend with piles of carne…