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Robust's Blog – April 2016 Archive (5)

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Meet The Intersectional Vegan co-founder Steffany Brown

Hi! I'm Steffany and I'm a 27 year-old black feminist vegan who works at a STEM empowerment program for girls. I also study race, class, gender, and American Society in the Pacific Northwest.



My journey to veganism has been chaotic. Beginning in my teenage years, I fluctuated between diets, from meat-eating to vegetarianism to veganism. I've now been vegan for over a year and I have come to realize that variations in my diet and ability to connect with animals…

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Added by Robust on April 26, 2016 at 3:38pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Dreamcrusher

Dreamcrusher is a genderqueer/non-binary (they/them/their pronouns), straight edge, vegan electronic musician since 2003, creating immense, abrasive, sometimes rhythmic and often isolating soundscapes with bursts of melody choking through overwhelming sonic cacophony. Dreamcrusher was recently featured in …

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Added by Robust on April 12, 2016 at 12:13pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The black women of Roller Derby shine in Cory Layman’s powerful Roller Girl Project

Like many “extreme” sports, Roller Derby is pretty white. For example, the black women of Clarksville, TN.'s ClarksVillain represent half of all black Derby girls in the entire state of Tennessee. Teammate Petti LaBelle describes the dynamic for black players as one of an apologetic nature. Black players are split up into rounds, as it were, to prevent all five of them from being on the track at the same time—under the pretense of “unfairness” (read: blacks are…

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Added by Robust on April 6, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Sarah Juanita

I went vegan because I didn't like the reckless slaughter of sentient beings and the unethical cruel treatment of black and brown bodies. I have also noticed that I feel lighter and less dense maneuvering through life this way. My vegan journey was actually pretty difficult because of the lack of knowledge surrounding how versatile this way of life can be. I was on and off for about four years under Queen Afua's influence which, for the most part, is still an enriching…

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Added by Robust on April 5, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

OP-ED: This Black Girl's Recovery Guide to Mental Illness

Some of us utilize different vices to overcome the feelings of loneliness and hopelessness that comes from depression. I'd like to share a few of mine and how some of them helped me and how some of them did not. I wanted to share this small project to show that recovery comes in many different forms and that you are not alone in your journey to recovery.



I am a black woman and I have Bi-Polar II disorder. Over the last several years I have experimented with…

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Added by Robust on April 1, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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