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i These Black, vegan women share a vision for uniting their activism for Black lives with their advocacy for animal rights and sustainability. | courtesy of Malinda Simpson/Erika Hazel/Cara Celeste West (pictured left to right) Last summer, following the police killings of Black men and women like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in the U.S., an uprising for racial justice emerged, as communities across the country and the world rose up to confront persistent, violent anti-Blackness. The tragic events of then, and the most recent killing of Duante Wright in Minneapolis, have brought pain, confusion, and a demand for justice. People came together in solidarity, using their voices and platforms to demand change, including 12 Black, vegan women who share a vision for uniting their activism for Black lives with their advocacy for animal rights and sustainability.
Last year, Malinda Simpson, a Dallas-based attorney and vegan lifestyle blogger behind Kindred Vegan Souls , came up with an idea for a campaign to lift up the Black Lives Matter movement from the perspective of Black vegan women working at the intersections of racial justice, environmental justice, and animal welfare. She reached out to her community of food bloggers, nutritionists, creators, and […]