Advocacy Veganism Blog

This is a blog for exploring abolitionist veganism, anti-oppression, intersectionality, and a little randomness. It is made available by Sarah K. Woodcock, the founder of The Advocacy Vegan Society, but it is not affiliated with The Advocacy Vegan Society. It will include posts by Sarah and guests on a wide variety of interesting topics.”

Carol J. Adams Blog

“I am blogging about life as I see it as a feminist-vegan. This includes critiquing images that proliferate in our culture that depict (still) the sexual politics of meat, providing great vegan recipes, reflecting on caregiving, and, when the spirit moves, celebrating all things Jane Austen!”

Food Empowerment Project

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“Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.”

Striving with Systems

““Striving with Systems” comes from William Blake’s prophetic poem Jerusalem. The full line, in a speech by the character Los, reads, “Striving with Systems to deliver Individuals from those Systems.” Then there is talk of Spectres devouring the Dead and Los’s children dance around him. If you know Blake, this will make more sense…

Elsewhere in Jerusalem, Los also speaks about systems:

“I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s
I will not Reason & Compare: my business is to Create.”

As we strive for total liberation from oppression for all, struggling with systems is constant and always has been. Corporations, governments, cultural norms, traditions, religions, epistemologies, critical schools… If we do not strive with them, engage them in “Intellectual Battle” (to quote Blake again), then (tipping the pen to Nietzsche) we take the abstractions as realities and allow them to determine our value(s) instead of creating our own through authenticity, humility, and compassion.”

 The Advocacy Vegan Society

“The Advocacy Vegan Society empowers vegans from all backgrounds to do vegan education in their communities by providing FREE vegan resources in several languages, educational information on abolitionist veganism, and a network of abolitionist vegans around the world.  We reject all forms of oppression and violence including but not limited to speciesism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, cisgenderism including trans-oppression, ableism, classism, ageism, and sizeism. We recognize the interconnected nature of all forms of oppression and therefore support vegan food justice work and other work to compensate for these injustices.”

The Sistah Vegan Project

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The Sistah Vegan Project exists as a resource for black identified female vegans, other vegans of color, those interested in a plant-based diet and our allies. The Sistah Vegan Project reflects the fact that for people of color the personal is often political and nothing is single issue. My blog posts touch on ethics, food, pop culture, parenting, pregnancy and breast feeding, cooking, sexuality, health, beauty, music, animal rights, spirituality, ecological sustainability and experiences from my life and those of other people of color.”

Vegan Feminist Network

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While the Nonhuman Animal rights movement is composed primarily of women,  it is still largely a reflection of the patriarchal structures that characterize broader society.  Increasingly, women, people of color, and other vulnerable groups have been victimized, alienated, and silenced in advocacy efforts on behalf of other animals. This site functions as a safe community for activists of all backgrounds.  Our mission is to eradicate oppression from the Nonhuman Animal rights movement and improve inclusiveness through dialogue and educational resources.”

Vegans of Color

This blog was started (by me, Johanna, with the encouragement of some friends) to give a voice to vegans of color. Many vegan spaces seem to be assumed (consciously or not) to be white by default, with the dialogue within often coming from a place of white privilege. We’re not single-issue here. All oppressions are connected.”