SISTAH VEGAN BLACK FEMALE VEGANS SPEAK ON FOOD IDENTITY HEALTH AND SOCIETY

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Sistah Vegan

Author : A. Breeze Harper
ISBN : 9781590562574
Genre : African American women
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Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. By kicking junk-food habits, the more than thirty contributors all show the way toward longer, stronger, and healthier lives. Suffering from type-2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and overweight need not be the way women of color are doomed to be victimized and live out their mature lives. There are healthy alternatives. Sistah Vegan is not about preaching veganism or vegan fundamentalism. Rather, the book is about how a group of black-identified female vegans perceive nutrition, food, ecological sustainability, health and healing, animal rights, parenting, social justice, spirituality, hair care, race, gender-identification, womanism, and liberation that all go against the (refined and bleached) grain of our dysfunctional society. Thought-provoking for the identification and dismantling of environmental racism, ecological devastation, and other social injustices, Sistah Vegan is an in-your-face handbook for our time. It calls upon all of us to make radical changes for the betterment of ourselves, our planet, and by extension everyone."
Category: African American women

By Any Greens Necessary

Author : Tracye Lynn McQuirter
ISBN : 9781569766682
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.37 MB
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* The first vegan guide geared to African American women * More than forty delicious and nutritious recipes highlighted with color photographs * Menus and advice on transitioning from omnivore to vegan * Resource information and a comprehensive shopping list for restocking the fridge and pantry African American women are facing a health crisis: Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes occur more frequently among them than among women of other races. Black women comprise the heftiest group in the nation--80 percent are overweight, and 50 percent obese. Decades of studies show that these chronic diseases can be prevented and even reversed with a plant-based diet. But how can you control your weight and health without sacrificing great food and gorgeous curves? Just ask Tracye Lynn McQuirter. With attitude, inspiration, and expertise, in By Any Greens Necessary McQuirter shows women how to stay healthy, hippy, and happy by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes as part of an active lifestyle. The book is a call to action that all women should heed.
Category: Social Science

Even Vegans Die

Author : Adams, Carol J.
ISBN : 9781590565544
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Even Vegans Die empowers vegans and their loved ones to make the best decisions regarding their own health, their advocacy for animals, and their legacy. By addressing issues of disease shaming and body shaming, the authors present a manifesto for building a more compassionate, diverse, and effective vegan community. Even Vegans Die celebrates the benefits of a plant-based diet while acknowledging that even vegans can get sick. You will learn how to make the health care decisions that are right for you, how to ensure your efforts to help animals will not end after you die, and how to provide compassionate care for yourself and for others in the face of serious illness. The book offers practical, thoughtful, and sensitive advice on creating a will, mourning, and caregiving. Without shying away from the reality of death, Even Vegans Die offers a message that remains uplifting and hopeful for all animal advocates, and all those who care about them.
Category: Family & Relationships

Aphro Ism

Author : Ko, Aph
ISBN : 9781590565568
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.95 MB
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In this lively, accessible, and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals, and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of reference for their critiques, the Ko sisters engage in groundbreaking analysis of the compartmentalized nature of contemporary social movements, present new ways of understanding interconnected oppressions, and offer conceptual ways of moving forward expressive of Afrofuturism and black veganism.
Category: Social Science

Quick And Easy Vegan Comfort Food

Author : Alicia C. Simpson
ISBN : 9781615190058
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 55.65 MB
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A born food-lover, raised in California on Òthe best Mexican food in the countryÓ and her father's Òtraditional Southern soul food,Ó Alicia C. Simpson couldn't imagine giving up her favorite dishes to become vegan. Animal-free food might be healthier, but could it match the tastes of homeÑlike fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, or a bowl of chili? Three years after Alicia took the vegan plunge, Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food answers that question with a resounding Òyes!Ó Here is the essential cookbook for any of America's more than 6 million vegans who miss the down-home tastes they remember (or want to try), or for vegetarians and even meat-eaters who want to add more plant-based foods to their diets, but don't know where to start. Comfort-seeking cooks will find: Easy-to-prepare, animal-free versions of classics like Spicy Buffalo Bites, Ultimate Nachos, Baked Ziti and more 65 delicious combinations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with flavors from around the world, like ÒChinese Take-InÓ or ÒTijuana TorpedoÓ Everything you need to know to start your vegan pantry, and why being vegan is easier, less expensive, and more delicious than you might think. With spirit and style, Alicia shows just how easyÑyes, and comfortingÑvegan food can be.
Category: Cooking

Sister Species

Author : Lisa Kemmerer
ISBN : 9780252036170
Genre : Nature
File Size : 71.53 MB
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"There is a very strong association between women, animals, and activism. In Women, Social Justice, and Animal Advocacy, activist Lisa A. Kemmerer presents the narratives of fourteen ecofeminist activists who describe their own experiences in the field, often from the perspective of discovering the extent of a particular kind of animal oppression and resolving to do something about it. The narratives are bold and gripping, sometimes horrifying, and cover a range of topics relating to animal rights and liberation. The writers discuss contemporary cockfighting, factory farming, orphaned primates in Africa, the wild bird trade, scientific experimentation on animals, laws against "dangerous" dogs, and violence against baby seals. Sister Species provides a wide survey of what women are doing in the animal activism movement. The writers ask readers to rethink how we view animals in our daily lives--and how we can take action to protect them. Kemmerer's introduction explains why she collected these particular stories and how she views the relationship between feminism and animal suffering. The foreword is by Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990), Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals.(1994), The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader (2007), and many other books. None of these essays has been previously published"--
Category: Nature

Soul Talk

Author : Gloria T. Hull
ISBN : 089281943X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In the last few decades African-American women have experienced a revival of spirituality and creative force, fashioning a unique way to connect with the divine. In "Soul Talk", Akasha Gloria Hull examines this multifaceted spirituality that has both fostered personal healing and functioned as a formidable weapon against racism and social injustice.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Scars

Author : A. Breeze Harper
ISBN : 9462097593
Genre : Education
File Size : 48.14 MB
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Scars is a novel about whiteness, racism, and breaking past the normative boundaries of heterosexuality, as experienced through eighteen year old Savannah Penelope Sales. Savannah is a Black girl, born and raised in a white, working class, and rural New England town. She is in denial of her lesbian sexuality, harbors internalized racism about her body, and is ashamed of being poor. She lives with her ailing mother whose Emphysema is a symptom of a mysterious past of suffering and sacrifice that Savannah is not privy to. When Savannah takes her first trip to a major metropolitan city for two days, she never imagines how it will affect her return back home to her mother ... or her capacity to not only love herself, but also those who she thought were her enemies. Scars is about the journey of friends and family who love Savannah and try to help her heal, all while they too battle their own wounds and scars of being part of multiple systems of oppression and power. Ultimately, Scars makes visible the psychological trauma and scarring that legacies of colonialism have caused to both the descendants of the colonized and the colonizer ... and the potential for healing and reconciliation for everyone willing to embark on the journey. As a work of social fiction born out of years of critical race, Black feminist, and critical whiteness studies scholarship, Scars engages the reader to think about USA culture through the lenses of race, whiteness, working-class sensibilities, sexual orientation, and how rural geography influences identity. Scars can be used as a springboard for discussion, self-reflection and social reflection for students enrolled in American Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, human geography, LGBTQ studies and critical whiteness studies courses, or it can be read entirely for pleasure.
Category: Education

Black Genius

Author : Manthia Diawara
ISBN : 0393319784
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 40.54 MB
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Explores political, financial, social and educational issues in relation to African Americans
Category: Literary Collections

Plant Powered Women

Author : Kathy Divine
ISBN : 1499732279
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 73.43 MB
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Women with compassion. Women who love animals. Women who respect their bodies and cherish their health and wellbeing. Women who are pioneering and blazing a trail to create a kinder, sustainable and just world for all. Meet Plant-Powered Women. In these pages, you will connect with women from across the globe who are thriving on a plant-powered (vegan) diet and lifestyle. Be inspired by their powerful, encouraging and supportive words and their depth of experience living a healthy and compassionate life. Their strength will become your strength. These women are your mentors for embarking on a new path that goes way beyond food choices. They will take you on unforgettable journeys with them and leave you ready and equipped to go forth and experience a new way of seeing and being in the world. The inspiring contributors to this book include plant-powered health professionals, athletes, a chef, the CEO of The Vegan Society, media pioneers and journalists, animal sanctuary founders as well as women who have revitalised their health by embarking on the vegan lifestyle. If you are ready to take your health to the next level and tread more lightly on the planet, Plant-Powered Women will inspire you to take those life-changing steps. Plant-Powered Women: Happier, Healthier, Stronger
Category: Health & Fitness