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Vegans of Colour to support all year round

Vegans of Colour to support all year round Posted on 11/02/20191 Comment
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have noticed a couple of recent posts about veganism and anti-racism/anti-oppression. I always encourage my fellow (white) vegans to nurture a habit of humility and learning, and to ensure that our veganism and our advocacy is consistently compassionate and does not sideline or marginalise other humans.

This is so important as veganism becomes more mainstream! And while Black History Month is a great time to shine a light on inspirational vegans of colour, I would encourage you to extend your support all year round.

White veganism more often than not takes centre-stage and it’s so important to regularly remove ourselves from that centre-point and leave the stage open for vegans who represent -or speak authentically on behalf of- oppressed or marginalised communities (e.g. Black vegans, disabled vegans, trans vegans).

It’s also worth saying that your anti-racism work should continue consistently even outside of your vegan activism; my blog focuses on veganism so most of the links I’m providing relate to that directly.

Support other$$$

If you can’t afford financial support, then share share away and use your platform to raise up the voices of these creators/educators.

Educate yourself/diversify

📺 Watch

  • Watch 13th on Netflix
  • Watch this bite-size video introduction to intersectionality
  • Watch this talk given by Christopher Sebastian McJetters on Exploring Connections between Black Liberation & Animal Liberation
  • Watch Dr Harper’s presentation: Uprooting White Fragility – Intersectional Anti-Racism in the ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape
  • Watch this interview with the founder of the Food Empowerment Project
  • Watch the presentation of the Vegan Bill of Consistent Anti-Oppression by Julia Feliz Brueck and Carol J Adams

📚 Read

And finally…. Explore this HUGE digital library of (free!) books, videos, and other media

Check out these related posts:

✏️ Diversify Your Veganism 2019 (books, podcasts, social media)

✏️ Updated for Veganuary 2018: Top Tips for Easy, Sustainable, and Inclusive Veganism

✏️ 10 pro-intersectional vegan people and organisations to support

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Vegans of colour to support through Black History Month and beyond

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1 comment

  1. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – you totally have the most interesting stuff on your site and I’m always learning over here. Thanks for putting together this resource.

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