Change is brewing.
Now, more than ever is a wonderful time to support and lift up the Black Community, and as a vegan, I wanted to highlight some inspiring Black Vegans who are putting out amazing energy, education and positivity into this world.
You won’t regret consuming the content, their updates and educational information put out by these incredible humans.
First of all, the most powerful thing to do right now is to not only show support, but to speak up, and take action.
Here are a few resources and areas for you to educate yourself, and go support in some way:
Places to donate:
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
Belly Mujinga’s family including her daughter
The Minnesota Freedom Fund (provides funds to pay bail for those protesting in Minnesota
The Bail Project, which provides funds to pay bail for those who have been arrested during the protests.
You can split your donation between the 39 bail funds clicking here.
The Movement For Black Lives to support Black organizations to conduct conversations about current political conditions.
North Star Health Collective (coordinates and provides healthcare services, resources, and training to those protesting in Minnesota)
Head here for a great list of Vegan Black-Owned Businesses to support.
Now onto 15 INSPIRING BLACK VEGANS
out there doing amazing things:
Jenné Claiborne AKA @SweetPotatoSoul
Vegan Chef, Cookbook Author, YouTuber, Blogger, Mother.
A bright light.
Tabitha Brown AKA @IAmTabithaBrown
Actress, Mother, Tik Tok star, and truly a gift to this world.
Torre Washington AKA @Torre.Washington
Professional Body Builder, Centr Fit coach, Public Speaker.
John Lewis AKA @BadAssVegan
Speaker, CEO Live Vegan Smart, Producer/Director Hungry For Justice Film. The Biggest Smile Around.
Danaé, Danya & Danielle AKA @DZVeganKidAthlete
3 vegan west coast sisters sharing the vegan lifestyle through gymnasitcs, acro yoga and dance.
Chef Charity Morgan AKA @ChefCharityMorgan
Chef for NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Featured on the Game Changers. She’s a 15 year culinary chef who makes ridiculously delicious vegan food!
Jasmine C. Leyva AKA @TheInvisibleVegan
Actress and Film Maker of the documentary, The Invisible Vegan chronicling her personal experience with plant-based eating. ** Look forward to her speaking at the Whistler Virtual Vegan fest June 20! AND, Listen to Jasmine on our first episode of Whistler Vegan Fest the PODCAST
Genesis Butler AKA @GenesisForAnimals
One of the youngest TedX Speakers.
Founder of Genesis for Animals and Activist at Million Dollar Vegan.
** Look forward to her speaking at the Whistler Virtual Vegan fest June 20 to raise funds for The Happy Herd Farm Sancuary and our Food Bank!
Domz Thompson @DomzThompson
Athlete, activist, founder of NYC based Crazies and Weirdos (eco friendly clothing), and Eat What Elephants Eat.Scruff McFly Dog Dad. I had the pleasure of sharing the Veg Expo stage with this amazing human.
Koya Webb @KoyaWebb
Yoga + Holistic Wellness teacher at Get Loved Up & Author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce. A positive force of nature.
Rachel Amla @RachelAma_
Vegan recipe creator / blogger / youtuber. Most likely to be found in the kitchen dancing to loud tunes.
Afia Amoako AKA @TheCanadianAfrican
Vegan Blogger and YouTuber
Russel Simmons AKA @UncleRush
Record Executive, Fashion Mogul, Hip Hop Star Maker, Film Producer, Author of The Happy Vegan.
Dr. Judy Brangman AKA @ThePlantBasedMD
Health Coach, Internal and Lifestyle Medicine at New Well Health
Lewis Hamilton AKA @LewisHamilton
Formula One race car driver. Animal Lover. Purpose seeker. Positive thinker. An inspiration.
Tune into the Whistler Virtual Vegan Fest on June 20th to hear Jasmine Leyva and Genesis Butler speak among the epic line up.
All donations will go to the Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary and the Whistler Food Bank.
Thank you to all of these amazing vegans of colour speaking up and puting their energy into the world.
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