Monday, January 4, 2016

Black Vegans Rock!

Black vegans rock, oh yes we do!

Does that mean that vegans of other persuasions don't?  Of course not.
Speaking personally, I love all the shades and flavors of my vegan tribe.

Enter Black Vegans Rock, a new site (which launched today) created by my friend Aph Ko, that highlights the lives and work of black vegans from around the world. 

Why is such a site needed and isn't that racist? Good question. 
The thing is, veganism often carries a stigma in communities of color and black communities especially, that says "Oh that's for rich white folks."

Well, Black Vegans Rock turns that stigma and stereotype on its head in a major way.

It all began back in June 2015 when Aph Ko compiled a list of 100 Black Vegans to check out. I was honored to be included as well.  Her list certainly proved a point. A point that needed to be addressed.  There are of course way more than 100 Black vegans in this world.  But you wouldn't think so based on the assumptions I mentioned above.

Check out the site, then bookmark and/or subscribe. They feature a different person daily.

The next time you have a conversation with a Black individual who is interested in plant-based living, or becoming an ethical vegan but is concerned there are no resources that speak to their cultural experience, share the site. There are more of us out there than you think.  :)

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