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Robust's Blog – February 2016 Archive (4)

OP-ED: Listen up, Problematic White Vegans, Stop Comparing Black Oppression To Meat Eating

I am not here to preach veganism, I want that to be super clear from the get-go. I am a black feminist vegan who is interested in building and supporting liberatory movements. My veganism is one very important part of this. For the past month I have been engaged in an ongoing struggle with an “animal liberation” group at the Evergreen State College, where I am a student. This college is overwhelmingly white in an overwhelmingly white city in an overwhelmingly white state.…

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Added by Robust on February 24, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Get To Know Writer, Producer And BVR and Aphro-ism Founder Aph Ko

Aph Ko is a feminist activist and writer. She is the founder of Black Vegans Rock as well as the founder of Aphro-ism, a website that provides critical analysis through a black vegan feminist framework. Aph is also a contributor to …

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Added by Robust on February 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Meet poet/learning mentor Kyronne who shares his experience with the healing power of a vegan diet

Every Tuesday we’ll be celebrating Black vegans and unpacking veganism in partnership with Black Vegans Rocks. Watch this space.

My name is Kyronne, I am a poet/learning mentor and began my transition to veganism after transitioning to veggie about 5 years ago with my family to help my sister with her Eczema. Now before I go into the story, I was one of the most avid meat eaters. My family…

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Added by Robust on February 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Yoga teacher and self-described "fat femme” Jessamyn Stanley proves that yoga is for every body

Yoga and other group fitness activities can be pretty intimidating to get into. Everyone in the room seems to “belong”, they know what they’re doing and you’re a ridiculous person who’s just going to get in the way and take up too much space. No? Just me? Okay, whatever, but you get what I’m saying. Yoga teacher and self-described "fat femme” Jessamyn Stanley proves that yoga is for every body, not just lithe bodies adorned in Lulu Lemon. Check out a few fitness…

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Added by Robust on February 11, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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