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Robust's Blog – March 2016 Archive (5)

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Esosa E. (aka "RAW GIRL")

My adventure as a vegan started out as an informal student of health trying to absorb all I could about plant-based living to become the best version of me. That process has surprisingly led to me now serving as a teacher or guide for others who are looking for inspiration on their own paths to optimal health.

It's been almost fifteen years since I first decided to cut out all meat and animal products from my diet. At the time, I just didn't like the way I felt eating meat…

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Added by Robust on March 29, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Meet Peace of Food founder Letitia Richards

Peace of Food was founded by Letitia Richards in 2010 as a platform to educate and support those who are seeking holistic healing through a vegan, vegetarian, or raw lifestyle. Witnessing loved ones being affected by lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure ignited a change in Letitia. She wanted to prevent this from ever happening to her so she…

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Added by Robust on March 22, 2016 at 3:44pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Meet Afro-Brazilian Vegan Victor

So, I started with veganism when I was 15 years old, a teenager. In the beginning I had no notion of what I could eat. I just ate rice, beans, and soy. My mom was worried about my health, but as the days went on, a huge universe of new possibilities emerged. I started to eat more fruits, more vegetables, more greens, more beans and grains. I also drank different kinds of vegan milks, and veganism became easier to me.

Some of my friends (from when I was a teenager) tried…

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Added by Robust on March 15, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - diversity strategist, critical race feminist scholar, public speaker, and author, Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Amie Breeze Harper, PhD, the creator of The Sistah Vegan Project and the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, is a sought-after speaker, writer, researcher and consultant at …

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Added by Robust on March 8, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - veganic farmer, chef and food justice activist JoVonna Johnson-Cooke

JoVonna Johnson- Cooke is a veganic farmer, chef and food justice activist working in Atlanta. JoVonna is the owner and co-founder of Maitufoods, a vegan meal delivery service and vegan nutrition education hub. Through MaituFoods, she is working to develop culturally appropriate and accessible educational materials that highlight the benefits of healthy nutrition…

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Added by Robust on March 1, 2016 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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