Animal Equality supports racial equality. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and alongside those advocating to end injustice everywhere.
We wanted to spotlight some of the Black vegans who inspire us and who we would encourage everyone to follow, learn from, and support. Please remember to respect the time and energy of everyone listed below and be mindful of not asking individuals to educate you, but rather undertake your own research. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Aph is a decolonial theorist and the author of Racism As Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide To Getting Out, which examines the anti-racist and animal rights movements. Along with her sister, Syl Ko, Aph wrote Aphro-ism, a series of essays on pop culture, feminism, and Black veganism. Aph is also the founder of Black Vegans Rock. You can visit Aph’s website here.
Sebastian is an author, researcher and lecturer. He lectures for Columbia University for the graduate course ‘POP: Power, Oppression, and Privilege’. He is also the co-founder of vegan news outlet VGN. You can follow Sebastian on Instagram and visit his website to read his blog or book him to speak at an event.
At just thirteen years old, Genesis (pictured above) is already a hugely inspiring activist. In 2017 she became one of the youngest TEDx speakers ever, with her talk about how a plant-based diet can save the planet. You can follow Genesis on Instagram and Twitter.
Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Pax is a blogger, photographer, and activist. They also manage the Black Vegans Rock Instagram page (also mentioned above) which highlights and celebrates Black vegans. You can follow Pax on Twitter and Instagram.
Tyra the Taurus
Tyra created and hosts the podcast Kombucha Hour, which dissects veganism, racism, plant-based nutrition and more. She co-owns the online shop Vegan Girl Gang and can often be found sharing her vegan food photos on the Instagram account Another Junk Food Vegan. You can also follow Tyra on Twitter.
We’re so grateful to everyone on this list for their incredible activism! And as mentioned above, this is just a small handful of the many Black vegans who do amazing things every day.