Our dialogue about food and mindful consumption continues… My research on veganism, specifically the ways in which black women practice veganism, led me to the work of A. Breeze Harper, a doctoral student at UC Davis, founder of The Sistah Vegan Project, contributor and editor of the anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society. a cow is not a jewish european during the holocaust. Our next webinar by Dr. A. Breeze Harper is around the corner. He said that she was on disability leave because she had postpartum depression. “Do you think that is fair? [I first read about this book in the first issue of Bitch magazine I ever read, which featured an interview with Dr A. Breeze Harper, the instigator and gatherer and editor of the project and collection. This is a beautiful book filled with incredible women's stories of food and their personal lives. Fish and chips and vin….” and then my son said, “negar” and except the point is to say, “n*gger”. I've enjoyed the vegans of color blog and recently picked up Vegan Soul Kitchen, but I had yet to come across anything specific to African American women. I’m not saying it’s ALL white folk, however, there are obvious patterns and ways of thinking that have been shaped by white racist structures. If your physical safety or job security isn’t in jeopardy then speak up and act as an ally. I can leave a gentle note letting him know how his perspective is potentially harmful and hurtful.Original and other posts can be found here: http://sistahvegan.com/2014/07/27/she-didnt-look-depressed-to-me-on-postpartum-depression-and-funky-smelling-girls/Photo credit: https://webstockreview.net/explore/deodorant-clipart-underarm/. but the vegan argument will always fall apart, in my eyes, when it comes up against small, family-owned farms that raise their meat animals humanely and eat whole foods themselves. These authors are already dealing with at least the intersections of their gender, race, and veganism so their ability to extrapolate into other oppressions is sharply honed. Well Sun, it depends. For white people, being antiracist evolves with their racial identity development. I will help the writer or organization critically examine how some taken for granted myths (but are believed to be facts) are can create a non-inclusive framing of AR/Veganism. He ordered it!”. Can’t attend live? The perspectives of vegans of color (and particularly vegan women of color) are much needed in our overall discussion of animals and health and the environment. Given how brahmins use their vegetarianism to signal their caste status, I am not inclined to ever use either label for myself. (Note: if this is a white free man , then they would most certainly have ‘awesome’ opportunities as a colonist-capitalist excited for a new adventure to live ‘freely’ away from the King while exploiting and causing suffering for others in the name of his religion– after all, even if white women who were free were to emigrate to the colonies, a patriarchal system would already be in place that also limits her opportunities though she would still be a beneficiary of white privilege. I started a new Social Justice book reading series below for children. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So, ask yourself what type human being do you have to be to think that’s okay? It’s also an era in which 92% of VCs are white men who are funding the same demographic at 91% while demographics such as Black women, are less than 1% funded. The other month, a kid at school asked him, “Finish this song…. If it’s hard to conceive of that, ask yourself why. ... Sistah Vegan is a collection of essays, poetry, and conversation by Black-identified female authors. In tandem with these book projects, she is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”. Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a leading expert on diversity, equity, and inclusion having spent 15 years as a speaker and author focusing on anti-racism. It's good to know that there's more to the vegan movement than snobby little white ladies like me. Find out more by clicking on the link after the photo below. Life and career. Check out Arnold Farr’s work on racialized consciousness here: http://sistahvegan.com/2009/09/07/racialized-consciousness-and-impact-on-food-philosophies/Lastly… Learn the difference between ‘race-neutral’ and ‘anti-racist’ behavior/thought patterns. – National Museum of African American History & Culture. Being antiracist is different for white people than it is for people of color. Dr. Harper is a guest expert on an anti-racism podcast collaboration with Radical Candor author Kim Scott, and her most recent book, Scars, looks at how anti-racism and white allyship operate in multi-racial relationships. Click on image below to learn more! Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. Reading a book filled entirely with Black vegan women, invested in discussing not only animal rights, but also racism, classism, environmental justice, and food justice was super validating for me, as a person who's told all to often that I'm not "Black enough." West Africans were abducted, enslaved and shipped to this continent in chains. The perspectives of vegans of color (and particularly vegan women of color) are much needed in our overall discussion of animals and health and the environment. Click on the link below. If you are a vegetari. Mostly, it is white parents who tell me they don’t know how or when it is appropriate. For people of color, it means recognizing how race and racism have been internalized, and whether it has been applied to other people of color. her reproductive health and agency were compromised, and yes, this is not psychologically or physically healthy.. Granted, Irish Catholics were not racialized as Black and did not have the same unique history of antebellum slavery and Jim Crow, however, me noting this was more of an exercise in thinking about race, why it’s strategized in certain ways, non-racist or anti-racist (both concepts are not the same), Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014), Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape, The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter, Integrative DEI for Written Materials: Make Your Written Words Convey More, “She Didn’t Look Depressed to Me”: On Post Partum Depression and Funky Smelling [Black] Girls, [Webinar] Racial Diversity and Inclusion for Plant Based Foods Businesses, Leadership, Diversity, and the “Cruelty-Free” Conundrum. So, as this man at the park explained how he confronted this mother about her daughter’s odor, I kept thinking how this girl shouldn’t dunk her body in a bunch of chemicals that will increase her likelihood of yeast infections (FDS use) or using just to make people like this man, happy. More folk should really read more about this erasure from most K-12 history curriculum in the USA. to state as much, as several essays in this book do, is obscene. I have wonderful clients ranging from bestselling authors on gender equity to top animal rights organizations. We are all the same.” Consider framing a productive answer through anti-racism curriculum: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10643-011-0458-95. Collectively, Black and indigenous folk have been hurt by that history and that 450+ year system of bias. I shared this just in case you are questioning why anti-racism education is important to integrate into all children’s educational experiences. He couldn’t just be kind and give her a pair of shoes. So far, this book has been mind-blowing. I help them unpack that to create more effective writing and communication. And on top of this, I would later learn that as the only Black girl in an entirely white K-12 school system, I simply could not smell or make it appear that I had ‘bad’ hygiene practices because I had to represent an entire race of people (that, in itself, is another story! I reiterated that white supremacist racism makes it okay to exploit, enslave, etc nonwhite people so the mostly 1% wealthy white folk over the past hundreds of years in the USA can continue to ‘rule’ and convince mainstream America that it’s okay to treat nonwhite people in such a cruel way. And after reading, I think this is a great anthology. Sistah Vegan Anthology Dr. Harper created and edited the ground-breaking anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak On Food, Identity, Health, and Society. Her Sistah Vegan anthology features a collection of writings by black female vegans. Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society. It was all around me: ridiculous commercials that reminded me how disgusting and shameful it is to smell like less than a prize winning rose as a girl. So yea, this is a long post. Incredibly poor in Jim Crow era of Mississippi, her mother (Great Great Grandma Savannah) needed a new pair of shoes. It was awesome to read about veganism from a point of different than my own. Von Dr. phil. Whether or not veganism is the right choice for you personally, I think you'll find that the perspectives and ideas generated in this book speak to racial justice and Black empowerment in a very deep, personal, thought-provoking way. In this anthology Dr. A. Breeze Harper collects the experiences of black female vegans sharing how and why they came to make their dietary and lifestyle choices and the challenges it had for them. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. Go here for more information: https://criticaldiversitysolutions.com/webinars-and-live-events/. 5th Grade History Book I also loved the intersectional nature of this book. This is a must have book for those transitioning to vegetarianism or veganism. In September 2005, I transitioned to veganism because it aligned with my perceptions of social and environmental justice. I am grateful to have "Sistah Vegan" on the shelves to initiate dialogue surrounding intersectionality and black women's experiences surrounding veganism, health, body image, and society as a whole. He believed in freedom for landowning white men with enslaved Black people like himself, He was living on indigenous land . No one is on the sidelines; by our actions or inactions, by our caring or our indifference, we are either part of the problem or part of the solution.”, “No one is on the sidelines; by our actions or inactions, by our caring or our indifference, we are either part of the problem or part of the solution.”, Books for Vegans, Vegetarians, and those interested in Animal Rights, Duplicate listing for Sistah Vegan by A. Breeze Harper. As a writer, she is best know for as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010). –, Speaking Schedule of Dr. A. Breeze Harper, Consulting and Strategic Planning Services, The USA is not “a country of immigrants” and this is why…, anti-racism podcast collaboration with Radical Candor author Kim Scott, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society, Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape, A Mixed Black Kid and a Colonial Farewell Letter for a School Assignment, 6 Black History Month Challenges for White Folk, “One White Man Did Not Single-Handedly ‘Free the Slaves’” (Talking to My Kids About Histories of Racism and Anti-Blackness), trope that Black and/or indigenous people in the USA have no agency and intelligence to affect massive change during the, read more about this erasure from most K-12 history curriculum in the USA, Their knowledge AND labor built the agricultural economy of the USA but that was stolen and benefited landowning white men, systemic inequities and if you had 500+ years, and dehumanize people, the collective results for white people in the USA are. Talk vegan food, health and animal rights issues Ninety percent of those First Americans were killed by diseases brought and intentional genocide committed by European colonizers. Again, I just have to keep on repeating and re-telling as they are consistently ‘taught’ mis-truths as facts. “No one white man (Abe Lincoln) single handedly ‘freed’ enslaved Black people, Sun. I asked people on Instagram friends/followers for information, suggestions, recipes, etc. They encourage me to see that compassion without boundaries is beaut. Too bad it was penned by mostly academic cis women, many of whom seemed far too invested in ad hoc Afrocentric rituals based on the sanctity of the womb and some other gender essentialist, cissexist nonsense, to make room for the existence of anyone who might be queer, who might be trans, or who just don't relate to the classroom, after years of being told we don't make the cut. Interesting experiences coming from eat of these writings. And then I re-explained race and why it’s different from ethnicity. I had a lit of expectations reading this book, often conflicting. Writing about animal rights and veganism? A. Breeze Harper. And we talked about the white/black household wealth gap and similar gap for indigenous people. It connected diet, lifestyle, and food awareness to identity and the social world. He believed in freedom for landowning white men with enslaved Black people like himself. Tell us about the Sistah Vegan Anthology and why you started this project. “Mom, was George Washington a ‘good’ president because he was honest” (reference to the cherry tree being cut down)?” My response: “Well Sun, it depends. Sistah Vegan by Breeze Harper –Thus far this has been the most important piece of literature in my transition. a pig is not the same as a displaced, disenfranchised native americ. Last year she organized the highly successful conference The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter which can be downloaded. Unfortunately the amateurish writing in most of the essays was a major turnoff. This book debunks the myth that veganism is a "white thing," and is a must read for vegans and vegetarians of all colors. This book was cool in establishing a feeling of "hey, there's different people just like me." For example, “Why are many white people so blind to racial issues?” Consider writing it in a way that excludes the use of ‘blind’ because it can be ableist and implies that blind people are incapable of understanding racial power dynamics simply because they can’t “see”. For example, who is excluded when they frame veganism = healthy = skinny? Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health, and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak by A. Breeze Harper (2010) Taschenbuch | | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At the time I read the article I was steadily cutting dairy from my diet under the influence of a silent interior impulse. They encourage me to see that compassion without boundaries is beautiful. 8. In other news…. One can write critically for an assignment, do what they are asked and still bring the reality of racial justice and history into it. The closer to ‘whiteness’ the more ‘human’ and ‘prettier’ you are perceived by the mainstream. Extreme cruelty towards indigenous and African peoples BENEFITED him and I highly doubt he wasn’t aware of this. The publisher wants to hear about the… The angry pieces were alright, but I was most moved by a piece about looking within and learning to listen to what your body wants. Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. This is a great show! At the time I read the article I was steadily cutting dairy from my diet under the influence of a silent interior impulse. I wish the collection of essays lived up to my expectations. In 2016, she collaborated with Oakland’s FoodFirst’s Executive Director Dr. Eric Holt-Gimenez to write the backgrounder Dismantling Racism in the Food System, which kicked off FoodFirst’s series on systemic racism within the food system. I overheard two men who work at the community park center, talking to each other. Stop saying, “I just try to be neutral”. There's nothing here… 5 points (+5, −0). Lantern Books, who produced the Sistah Vegan anthology, is currently selecting non-academic personal essays written by Latina* vegans. It was the first book of its kind to centralize the Black female vegan experience in the USA. I really enjoyed reading them all. Learn more about why focusing on ‘equity’ is more effective than ‘equality’ rhetoric: https://www.centerforsocialinclusion.org/our-work/what-is-racial-equity/, Consider not using MLK Jr’s “I have a Dream Speech” coupled with mis-using his work as an example of ‘he didn’t care about skin color and we are all equal.‘ Instead, consider learning about EQUITY and MLK Jr’s framing of justice that interrogated capitalism and white supremacy/racism as a SPECTRUM (not some binary) that goes from from ‘liberal’ whites all the way to ‘conservative’ whites. This is a solid collection of essays by vegan Black women which address, in great depth and breadth, issues surrounding bodies, identity, race, class, feminism, families, health, decolonization, environmentalism, compassion, and so much more. Did you know USA alone loses 300 billion dollars in yearly revenue when nonwhite business owners are not funded or invested in? as not everyone can ‘stand’ physically. I am asked to engage in critical-integrative DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) content editing of a manuscript or business materials all the time. She and her son have lost their… I also remember my mother telling me that I should make an effort to make sure I don’t smell while on my period. A. Breeze Harper gathers the thoughts and ideas of multiple black female vegans ad uses them to create a complex, multi-faceted look at the whole foods trend. I found some essays well-written, informative, and powerful, but most were rather repetitive both internally and with respect to the other essays. Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Regardless of racial or ethnic identity, all are invited to openly dialogue about how Sistah Vegan anthology, as well as the Sistah Vegan Blog, affected their lives. What would a Black ‘future’ month look like? i like women, and i like eating consciously and living a cruelty-free lifestyle. I've enjoyed the vegans of color blog and recently picked up Vegan Soul Kitchen, but I had yet to come across anything specific to African American women. Ok, if you haven’t already, please sign up for an Intro to Racial Diversity and Inclusion in Plant-Based Food Business. We’d love your help. Tell us about the Sistah Vegan Anthology and why you started this project. Well-meaning people often unmindfully repeat “We are a country of immigrants” to remind themselves why organizations should enact practices to promote diversity and inclusion. This is an incredibly important time to be thinking about racial diversity and inclusion in plant-based food business. In 2015, her lecture circuit focused on the analysis of food and whiteness in her book Scars and on “Gs Up Hoes Down:” Black Masculinity, Veganism, and Ethical Consumption (The Remix)which explored how key Black vegan men use hip-hop methods to create “race-conscious” and decolonizing approaches to vegan philosophies. Sistah Vegan engages and inspires black people, African-Americans and their allies around anti-oppression, food justice, veganism, sustainable living, self-care, health and wellness through insightful writing and analysis, web talks, workshops, conferences, recipes, and tips. I wanted to celebrate the constant struggle and fight for freedom and liberation, and not forget history as well. Genocide. However, if you want social impact and justice to be one of the primary focuses of your plant-based food business, but not sure how to start thinking about it…, then you may want to think about what talent is loss when a properly implemented inclusion strategy is not enacted and measured in your plant based food workplace. A fellow Sistah Vegan and contributor to the Sistah Vegan anthology is in desperate need of help. I never was able to solve that ‘problem’ though, as I was always very odoriferous during Aunt Flo’s visit. Lastly, I reminded Sun and Luna to say “enslaved People” vs. “slaves”. My 11 year old child just had an assignment to write a farewell letter as if he were living in 1740s Britain and about to move to one of the Thirteen Colonies. This is a nonBlack kid telling him this and even though I’m doing antiracism education with the kids, I have not talked about this word yet to any depths, but now I will… However, now that many kids are singing this song to get kids to say ‘n*gger’, me and my husband have had to teach them what this word means, along with his younger sister who has been singing it, aloof. Hello Sistah Vegans and allies. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. Wondering how I can ask my cat friend if they wanna come with. “All social inequities are linked. Then, actively combat it by being ‘anti-racist’ and not ‘post-racial’. That said, in recent years, I have been increasingly aware that my justice framework does not include non-humans and is lacking in that respect. Sistah Vegan Anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010) explores food politics, identity, sexuality, health, womanism, feminism, decolonization, a… You give me written/visual materials and I go over it to make sure you understand how your own embodied experience, privileges, lack their of, etc., shape how you write about the subject at hand and what assumptions you may have had. He was living on indigenous land . i like women, and i like eating consciously and living a cruelty-free lifestyle. Welcome back. I had been living in the Boston area for six years, and couldn’t find any other black identified vegans. The the variety of essays in this anthology brought things full circle. By kicking junk-food habits, the more than thirty contributors all show the way toward longer, stronger, and healthier lives. Sistah Vegan is not about preaching veganism or vegan fundamentalism. Subscribe to Sistah Vegan Blog. Consider replacing, “We stand for racial justice” to “we are in solidarity with”…. Tell us about the Sistah Vegan Anthology and why you started this project. I obeyed that bodily demand unevenly, but I could not become a vegan, because I felt that if I did I would be joining the race/gender-blind folks at PETA and endorsing re-presentations of violence that I knew were themselves harmful. I prefer antiracism-in-action vs. “ally”. Granted, Irish Catholics were not racialized as Black and did not have the same unique history of antebellum slavery and Jim Crow, however, me noting this was more of an exercise in thinking about race, why it’s strategized in certain ways, and which demographic ultimately benefits from this whole ‘whiteness club’. For people of color, it means recognizing how race and racism have been internalized, and whether it has been applied to other people of color. She is well-known for her talks and workshops about “Uprooting White Fragility in the Ethical Foodscape” and “Intersectional Anti-Racism Activism.”. I don't think it's ok to assume fatness is unhealthy (although an essay at the end pushed back against this.) If you are getting sanitized readings and assignments of the ‘colonial era’ for your elementary or middle school aged child/children, are you bringing racial-gender inequities into the mix? “Papa doesn’t get pulled over by the police or denied a job, and this is due to assumptions about white men as ‘civilized’, ‘heroes’, and ‘intelligent’ which have been narrated so much that when mainstream society thinks they are thinking without bias, they still are. It doesn’t make sense. “No, Sun, it isn’t that simple.” I then explained to Sun and Luna that there are plenty of white people who are either non-racist or anti-racist (both concepts are not the same). It took the work, lots of deaths, and strength of a gazillion Black people, indigenous people, and some white allies.” And I reminded him about Tubman and gave more than a paragraph of information of what she actually did and told them how intelligent and bad ass she was. Though Quakers did reside in the 13 colonies and were anti-slavery, the majority of white free human beings there were not.). I said it’s only in certain places (like the SF Bay area where we live) and I asked them to understand larger issues of colonization, creating nations and borders and then I spoke of how California used to be part of Mexico. I wanted to share this with you. White people collectively are able to have easier access to political power, getting a house, amassing monetary wealth, networking, etc. Is this potentially biased rhetoric that may not persuade non-vegans to adopt a plant-based diet? When I first discovered that there was a book dedicated solely to the voices of Vegan Women of Color and their stories I was overjoyed and Sistah Vegan did not disappoint. If you ever asked someone why they're vegetarian/vegan please read this book. I appreciated their honest and willingness to disagree. Don’t keep on holding off. So, we shut that sh*t down pretty quickly with this assignment, but in a respectful and anti-racism engaged way. As of this morning, I have received the $900 I need to pay for my tuition, which is due today. A. Breeze Harper. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Being antiracist is different for white people than it is for people of color. These authors are already dealing with at least the intersections of the. In September 2005, I transitioned to veganism because it aligned with my perceptions of social and environmental justice. It's important especially for white vegans to understand the perspectives of other, black, vegans - where people came from, how they came to veganism, how white colonialism and the history of slavery has affected others. Very little of white vegan writing seems to take into consideration the layers of gender, race, class, agism, sizeism, ableism, healthism that pervades vegan culture. You do not have to be african american to enjoy this book. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. Stolen land. I. I appreciate this book for what it is but there are things I don't agree with. I did appreciate the diversity of the contributors (even if I was bored to tears by discussions of religion, pregnancy, and other topics that have no bearing on my experience) and that they often didn't agree. Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Her current 2016 lecture circuit focuses on excerpts from her latest book in progress, Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ Ethical Foodscape which will be released in 2017, along with the second Sistah Vegan project anthology The Praxis of Justice in an Era of Black Lives Matter. a pig is not the same as a displaced, disenfranchised native american. Many white women often want to write about ‘gender equality’ but collectively, many don’t realize they assume all women are white cisgender straight women. Shaking his head disapprovingly at his colleague, he said, “I saw her at that club and she was having a good time. I liked that is wasn't from a white perspective. A White Scottish man told her he’d ‘help’ her if she allowed him to have sex with her. She ended up pregnant and completely depressed about the entire situation. So, we merged facts of that economy, agriculture, climate with the reality that he would be an enslaved person (1 drop rule, who cares if his papa is White?). He owned people and enslaved his own children born out enslaved Black women that he owned and had sex with (they didn’t have a choice and this is called rape). 3. from Dartmouth. This is why an ANTI-RACISM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focus in the workplace is essential to building a culture of inclusion and belonging.”, You can learn more about becoming an anti-racist leader here, through an e-course I’m co-teaching again with Dr. Keegan Walden of Torch.io: https://utm.io/uItQ. 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