Resources for anti racism, veganism and its intersections.

Hi!

I have put these resources together for those who are maybe like me – fairly new to their anti racism journey or that their veganism (plus those reducing their meat and dairy intake) has so far been limited to animal rights without considering the intersections of veganism and racism.

I began taking an active interest in anti racism in May this year with the resurgence of black lives matter following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Until this point I hadn’t taken my part in upholding racist structures seriously and I hadn’t looked into how my veganism was uninformed with regards to the oppression of often BIPOC communities and individuals. (I wrote a little on this here).

This list features some of the books and resources I have read or watched so far/am currently reading. I will add to this list as I go on and please feel free to send me any resources you would recommend I read and include too. This list is by no means exhaustive and I am very much at the start of my learning journey, one that will take me this lifetime and more. I hope they guide you towards BIPOC individuals who are driving human and animal liberation forwards for the benefit of all.

Books:

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad. (Can’t recommend this enough, coming from someone who didn’t believe there was any element of racism in me, through Layla Saad’s exercises I have unearthed feelings I could never have touched upon otherwise).
  • Aphro-ism by Aph Ko and Syl Ko. (I am mid reading this at the minute, it discusses in great detail the intersections of racism, veganism, feminism and more. A must read if you are interested in any of those topics and how they influence one another).
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo . A beautiful fictional book about the intersecting lives of predominantly black women with differing sexualities and cultural backgrounds.
  • I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou. (The first autobiography of Maya Angelou’s life growing up as a black woman in the American South, her early years up to when her son was born).

Podcasts:

Videos:

Newsletters and patreons to financially support:

Online reading:

Instagram accounts to follow:

Organisations working towards policy change to stop meat and dairy subsidies and to support farmers into plant based farming that we can financially support: