[With hip-hop artists like Jay Z and DJ Khaled going vegan these days, R&B diva Mya talks to SOHH about going meat-free these past two years.]

I try not to go too hard but I am a hardcore vegan. I have very many challenges within veganism. I’ll have like a no-carb week. I’ll have a long vegan week and then I’ll have a week where I can cook.

This is brand new for me. It’s almost year two. I’m a freshie and I’m learning a lot as I go and I surround myself around other people that teach me all types of things and what I can possibly use or where to go. There’s vegan wine festivals and vegan food festivals.

It’s cool to step into any new space, no matter what it is, and just learn and then either begin to see a difference in your willpower, external and internal and definitely in your spirits.

It’s definitely helping me because I don’t have to work out as hard. I still have to maintain a healthy physique so I still have work to do but it’s just not as difficult and I look better and feel better than I did a couple of years ago when I was not vegan.

It is a lifestyle for me and outside of just food, I’m practicing fashion and making sure I’m not wearing leather shoes and I have not worn furs since a long time ago. I have to be very conscious when I’m making decisions and saying I’m vegan because I have to be about it all the way and now that has given me some thought into creating certain things like home décor.

I’m ever-changing and ever-growing.

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