Most Amazing Black Vegans to Follow on Social Media

In spirit of Black Out Tuesday, I have been posting resources for racial justice donation organizations, posts of education on white privilege and the BLM movement, exposure of peaceful protests and what the media fails to acknowledge on my Instagram stories. While many others have done the same, they have also encouraged people to support more black-owned businesses, individuals, organizations, and many more black-oriented areas of social media and culture for appreciation and heightened value of the masterpieces they offer.

For the past week, I made the conscious effort to find more black and African-American vegan YouTubers, blogs, and Instagrammers online. Truth be told, it was not super easy–in fact, it has been extremely time consuming and I find myself immersed in all kinds of pages! Granted, you can’t just search up “black vegan Instagram” and receive all the answers. At least for me, it took some digging, which is somewhat unfortunate given how uplifting it is for other black human beings to see people who emulate their culture and ethnicities to truly shine in veganism.

To be completely honest, this entire endeavor to find more black vegan social media platforms will not stop anytime soon. Look, this isn’t just going to be a trend for me and it shouldn’t be. I genuinely have been HUNGRY for diversity and POC representation in veganism! Moreover, it has been critical that I share individuals of all colors–light-skinned, dark-skinned, those in the middle–because colorism is truly a social and racial problem in our country. It is painful to see those with darker skin experience more discouragement from the lack of representation of acclaimed dark-skinned individuals as well as the flack they receive. While I have done my absolute best in discovering some black vegan platforms that I truly enjoy, I have hardly scratched the surface! There are still most likely WAY more black vegans online (those with larger vs. smaller followings alike)–hell, I just might have to make a whole Part 2 for this post!

Hopefully this list gives you a vivid and exciting sneak peek in the atmosphere of the vegan black community! There is so much richness in culture, positivity, creativity, intelligence, wisdom, and truth from them. Look forward to finding more like-minded vegans of diverse backgrounds and contributions to the world, whether through medical advice, chef creations, social justice, and more! (P.S. I featured several videos of eloquently articulated messages about the deaths of George Floyd Breonna Taylor, Armaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, and the countless individuals whose lives were stripped away from them mercilessly and with an unnecessary amount of police brutality. Please check out all the posts on Black Lives Matter from each of these accounts.)

@chefbabette: Meeting Chef Babette at last year’s Central Coast VegFest was such a remarkable encounter. She is insanely sweet and pasionate about aiding others in transitioning to a vegan diet and lifestyle, all with phenomenal vegan recipes and a wonderful-looking restaurant called Stuff I Eat to follow! Moreover, she promotes many exercise videos and plenty of informative pictures/videos/collages about revolutionizing the food industry with vegan cooking, tidbits in her restaurant kitchen, and of course, justice of social, political, and many other sectors for African-Americans.

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@theplantbasedmd: Dr. Judy is such a breath of fresh air as she is one of the best plant-based doctors I’ve ever come across on Instagram! Her posts’ captions are insanely informative, transparent, and easy to comprehend! She is such a genuine and beautifully positive but true-to-the-evidence doctor, which is exactly the type of doctor we need more of on social media. Below are some of the most incredible posts she has, but this isn’t even the surface! I absolutely adore that Dr. Judy abides by the scientific consensus on COVID-19, vaccinations, and plant-based nutrition. She also shares plentifully about her experience studying for an MD. Honestly, her page is one of the best resources for credible vegan nutrition and physical health!

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Happy Doctors Day to my fellow physicians! This is an awkward time to be in healthcare, especially as a plant based physician. From seeing COVID-19 PPE recommendations from organizations whom you trusted (CDC and WHO) change not based on science but seemingly based on availability of PPE. When you have been trained to practice evidence based medicine. This week I felt a sense of distrust and frustration toward organizations that some of you may have been feeling distrust towards for years. ⁠ ⁠ Let's take the vaccine debate. I never understood why so many people would question vaccines when the data clearly supports it. But on the other hand, what if the data has been intentionally tampered with or is flawed. You don't trust it do you. Health organizations gave false information about the harm of cigarettes for years. And claimed that cow's milk is good for you and builds strong bones. And some tell you that a vegan or plant based diet is not healthy. So I get why one would assume that the person recommending the vaccine or medicine (i.e. physician, NP, PA) must be in with the vaccine producers to get you or make money. You don't trust the food supply. And you probably don't trust medicines and most physicians. ⁠ ⁠ All I can tell you is, my promise to you is to be honest and transparent. No, physicians do not get paid extra for prescribing vaccines. Yes, I love my profession and it’s a calling for me. So I'll just leave you with this tool about what you should eat to stay out of the hospital, which is a high risk place to be right now with coronavirus. ⁠With us having inadequate PPE, you may encounter a healthcare worker that unknowingly has it. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Genesis 1:29. The rest of the book has tools I've found useful for dealing with crisis over the years. It's worth a read.

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Hi everyone! Who is cooking and eating at home more lately? While I do miss eating at restaurants with friends, I am cooking more and trying new recipes, which is great. One food that I stocked up on a month ago when all this social distancing started, was beans. I bought bags of raw beans and the canned beans. Beans are not only great for your health, they are a good nutritious food to have in your pantry right now with everyone staying at home. They have a long shelf life. Raw beans or canned beans are both good options. I prefer the raw if I have time, but canned is fine too. Beans have a wide variety of health benefits. ⁠😊 ⁠ Some types of beans/legumes include soybeans, split peas, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, and lentils. Legumes are high in fiber and are associated with lower cholesterol, healthy body weight, and helping to regulate glucose levels. Beans are good for the gut microbiome. They are also high sources of zinc, iron, protein, and potassium. Guidelines recommend to aim for at least 30g fiber per day. ⁠👌 ⁠ Tip, if you aren’t used to eating fiber or beans regularly, you might be bothered by gas. Try soaking the beans (raw ones), using smaller beans like lentils, or slowly adding beans to your diet such as half a cup a few times a week to start. And remember, a little gas is normal. It’s constipation that’s the real problem. 😆

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With the COVID-19 global pandemic, having to spend more time at home, and widespread economic struggles, there is no better time than now to transition to a plant based diet. You already know about the shortages in PPE, hospital beds, and staffing at various places. Many clinics are moving to telemedicine visits and it's harder to get an appointment in person with the doctor. Hospitals are triaging and limiting what comes to the ER. Now is definitely not the time to get sick or require hospitalization from a preventable chronic disease. ⁠ ⁠ Plant based foods are well known to be the foundation of a healthy diet. A whole food plant based diet can prevent several chronic diseases including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. A plant based diet can also be inexpensive. It helps you to save money by reducing the chances you'll need to spend money on prescription drugs or on hospital bills. SARS-CoV2 is no respecter of age, race, dietary pattern, or health status. It can infect anyone. We do not have any evidence that being plant based reduces the risk of getting COVID-19. There have been young and healthy individuals who have died from it. But at least you can reduce your chances of getting sick from something else right now by going plant based.⁠ ⁠ And a plant based diet doesn't have to be expensive. Most plant based foods are actually reasonable. It's the fake meats and processed foods that are expensive. You can stock up on raw or canned beans, tofu, frozen vegetables, quinoa, brown rice, and soups. These all are great options while grocery store options may be limited. So friends, are you cooking more at home or eating more plant based foods to stay healthy? Let me know in the comments!

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@iamtabithabrown: The light of the TikTok vegan world and the sunshine to EVERYONE’s day, you will fall in love with Tabitha Brown and her personality INSTANTLY. She is the beloved gem that motivates all kinds of people to get in touch with their souls, spread joy and compassion, and obviously, cook some tasty vegan grub! Even though she is genuinely happy 99% of the time, she is 100% honest and never hesitant on shedding light on heavy topics and prompting everyone to see each other as equals.

@badassvegan: If you love people who tell it like it is, discuss socially taboo topics, and actively promote critical causes such as animal rights, economic inequality, social justice, and emotional health, John Lewis’s Instagram page is the platform for you! John is incredibly transparent with his posts and always opens up his accounts for discussion, whether through the comments or DMs. I absolutely love many of his tweets regarding energy exchange and changing perspective as well as many other enlightening posts on the widespread racism against African-Americans.

@hailethomas: Oh em gee, talk about such wisdom and lovely light you can receive on the regular! Haile Thomas is an impressively articulate and wise young woman who is not afraid to speak her mind, find outlets of self-growth, and initiate others to enact political and social change such as voting, education, and financial contribution to organizations that fight for the same. Her discussions about widespread racism against African-Americans, its detriments towards the vegan movement, and instructions on becoming an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement are astoundingly compelling–the video listed nearly made me cry! Additionally, she will release a book about veganism with plenty of vegan recipes very soon!

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lovingly calling this beauty a JOY BOWL 🌞 Past few weeks I’ve been eating lots of sweet potatoes, SO MANY carrots, and frozen veg due to limited produce options (literally how are so many people making banana bread?? I can’t get any bananas or tofu?? 🧐), but we got some fresh greens and even edible flowers over the weekend! 👏🏽👏🏽 This bowl — wild rice, mixed greens, roasted sweet potatoes, dried cherries, @miyoko mozzarella, & an incredible maple mustard dressing (recipe below btw!) — was the first I’ve made in WEEKS that was so vibrant, diverse, and replenishing. 🙏🏽💗 Eating this bowl in bliss reminded me of all the meals I, quite honestly and unintentionally, took for granted :/⁣ ⁣ What a blessing it is to live on a planet that provides us with everything we need to be nourished and thrive…and to be able to access its abundance. I am grateful to eat from the earth, to get all the nutrients and goodness it so magically designed for us to absorb and put to good use. and I am unbelievably thankful for the farm workers, grocery store workers, and delivery persons for putting themselves on the line to make it possible for us to stay nourished and as healthy as possible during this time. Can’t take any of this for granted. ⁣ ⁣ I am also grateful for the pasta, gluten free bagels, stir-frys, Curry stews, and bowls of porridge that I’ve leaned on the past few weeks. What have been some of your staple meals/ingredients during quarantine? 😌🌱⁣ ⁣ Oh, and here’s that Maple Mustard Dressing recipe I promised you! Literally massage it into any fresh greens with your fave grain and u will be very happy 🙂 ⁣ ⁣ 🌼🌼🌼🌼⁣ (Makes enough for 4 bowls) 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar⁣ 5 tbsp avocado oil⁣ 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup⁣ 1 tbsp mustard⁣ 2 cloves of garlic, minced ⁣ 1/2 tsp salt ⁣ Black pepper to taste ⁣ — SHAKE IT ALL UP IN A JAR AND ENJOY ON EVERYTHING! (maybe not everything, but you get the idea)

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This video is from my stories yesterday evening. I want to you to see this. How harmful even “nice white people” can be when they aren’t actively anti-racist and mindful of how they may be centering themselves and becoming the victim… aka vilifying black people…simply when they are offered a different perspective. 💔⁣ ⁣ This encounter was incredibly unpleasant, yet I am feeling immensely grateful for the personal growth it brought and opportunity created to share with thousands of people globally, the pain that micro aggressions bring to black people on the DAILY. We aren’t just hurt when you shoot us. Our experiences aren’t just erased when you dehumanize us. You hurt us by simply being fragile and entitled. By telling us you are our “allies” but then treating us with no respect. ⁣ ⁣ It is OKAY to disagree, to misunderstand, to be unsure of what is “the right approach”, but it is not okay to try to silence those who are actually facing oppression with lofty ideas (as if you could possibly fathom what it is like to be in our shoes) — and THEN to victimize yourself and belittle us because you don’t understand and or feel uncomfortable with being held accountable (which isn’t our problem!). ⁣ ⁣ It is an undeniable fact that in building the future we want we have to face what we don’t want. Us black people have been facing our fears and discomforts head on for hundreds of years…it’s your turn now. and I can almost guarantee it won’t cost you your life.⁣ ⁣ But I want to say…thank you, neighbor, for being the spark. For creating an opportunity for not only myself but for the hundreds of people from Australia, Serbia, France, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, and all over the US who have messaged me and expressed true solidarity and gratitude for the opportunity to learn from my experience. It has served a far grander purpose than I ever could’ve imagined 😭⁣ ⁣ I also want to thank those of you who are entering discomfort and genuinely trying, listening, and being open to SEEING US, HEARING US, and FEELING US. Thank you for being here and for allowing me to hold space in your spirit, heart, and mind. Your compassionate vulnerability is appreciated 🙏🏽⁣ #BlackLivesMatter

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New guide alert! Please read (swipe) 💗 First, I want to offer my deepest gratitude to the 10,000+ 🤯 beautiful humans who have joined me on this journey of compassionate inner work and outer action, and to those who have been here from the beginning and in between 💗💗💗 The ways you all have showed up for my work and the black community has been overwhelming. If you are in this online community and safe space, I know you are well intentioned and want to learn and do the work. ⁣ ⁣ That being said, I’ve been getting a lot of messages from white people (who want to be genuine allies), sharing that they are nervous and afraid to “say the wrong thing” when trying to learn, show support, or have difficult conversations with black people and other IPOC. This guide is to encourage you and equip you with the tools to step out of that fear and engage in REVOLUTIONARY CONVERSATIONS (defined in the swipe) ❤️⁣ ⁣ First, do not let your fear keep you silent. It is a million times better to SAY SOMETHING and be open to being corrected/educated vs saying nothing at all. Remember, these confrontations are GROWTH opportunities for us as human beings and opportunity for validation and solidarity on the receiving end. But I do empathize with the discomfort in this ego dismantling. This opportunity to dismantle ego and open our hearts and spirits applies to ALL of us and manifests in different ways. But in this case, I am providing resources in relation to race, and you can alter these tips to fit any other uncomfortable conversation that you would like to enter and engage in openly. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I was lucky enough to engage in a revolutionary conversation yesterday and it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. I hope that you too can experience something as emotionally and spiritually stunning as a revolutionary conversation that results in peace, honesty, understanding, and genuine unity. ❤️❤️❤️ love you all BIG TIME. Your efforts to DO BETTER are appreciated and seen. We are on the path to evolving our society. #BlackLivesMatter #IAmWorthyOfPeace #WeAreWorthyOfPeace #RevolutionaryConversations

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Brown Vegan: Monique is such a heartwarming, charming, and intellectual soul. She has a multitude of delicious and easy recipes that are fabulous for people who are actively busy, enjoy a wide variety of foods (include those why may not be vegetable fanatics), and desire a more realistic take on veganism. Moreover, Monique has some spectacular videos featuring what her and her vegan family eat and the types of meals she packs for her kids! Best of all, she is incredibly transparent about her personal struggles, benefits, and overall experience with veganism.

@chefcharitymorgan: If you have seen The Game Changers and Charity’s marvelous-looking meals in her scenes, you would completely understand why I needed to include her on this list! Her meals range from hardcore healthy athlete fuel like tofu scrambles and Buddha bowls to colorful and creative indulgences such as croissant sandwiches and fried vegan egg rolls. Moreover, I absolutely adore how beautiful her food photography is as well as her vibrant personality and passion for sports and veganism! Marlon is such a wondrous, passionate, kind, and warm spirit (my friend and I met him at the Vegan Street Fair a couple years back!). His transformational weight loss (down >150 pounds!) ignites thousands of people to give veganism a try, but his platform extends beyond much more. While encouraging others to go vegan, he teaches them how to use veganism to help surrounding individuals feel their absolute best inside and out with plenty of motivational quotes and profiles of other inspirational people (Black Lives Matter is no exception–he has tirelessly posted about the injustices Black people face). But of course, the food photography game is SPOT ON–a vibrant mix of restaurant eats and home-cooked masterpieces! Be sure to check out his Quarantine15 cookbook as well!

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@sweetpotatosoul: It is absolutely NO surprise that Jenne is included on the list once more! Nobody can stress enough as to how kindhearted, knowledgeable, and all-around loving of a person she is and how devout she is to veganism and using it to flourish in terms of physical and mental health. With her family, she exemplifies how crucial it is to create a compassionate, tolerant, and respectful environment for the younger generations through veganism, not supporting sweatshops, and of course, with Black Lives Matter and the BIPOC movement. Moreover, she has plenty of resources for those who aim to be vegan on a budget–there are all kinds of yummy and nourishing recipes on her blog and many more on her Instagram!

The Chic Natural: The ever popular Kim generally discusses everything hair care, beauty, fashion, self-care, and lifestyle topics, but she also has many wonderful videos on veganism, from recipe tutorials to tips on the lifestyle! Kim is extremely knowledgeable in all kinds of facets, but the depth of knowledge is absolutely phenomenal. She explains every subject in detail but in a comprehensive manner. I loved learning about her vegan pregnancy journey as well–it is always incredible to see thriving vegan parents aspire to raise more vegan children for future generations. Seriously, you will adore her wealth of videos on YouTube!

@rachelama: ERMAGHERD…I’ve mentioned her once but I will again: Rachel is an absolutely LIGHT in the vegan universe. She has the brightest smile, the most vibrant personality, and a serious expertise on lovely vegan recipes that scream flavorful, vivid, comforting, but easy to whip up! What’s fantastic is how she tackles on cuisines that are not as widely known, such as Burmese and Caribbean. Amidst the political and social climate we are currently experiencing, her platform is such a shining source of joy–honestly, her YouTube videos AND Instagram are some of my favorites.

@whatsgoodberto: Likewise, Berto is another platform I must praise a second time around! He truly exudes this sense of spiritual depth and intellect you hardly see elsewhere. In regards to Black Lives Matter, he is extremely transparent about how he was raised to practice extra caution for his survival and his civil rights as a black man. Though devastating to hear, it is important to do so, especially given his own experience with being pulled over and mentally preparing for murder in cold blood. Berto’s take on veganism is very balanced with countless varieties of foods–both nutritious and indulgent–but no surprise, all exemplary of NEVER skipping out on flavor and deprivation!

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Going nuts for post workout. The Food and Drug Administration define a complete protein source as a food that contains “all of the essential amino acids in adequate amounts.” Getting sufficient amounts of amino acids is important for maintaining a balanced diet. Many of us know that we don’t have to combine different sources of protein in one meal in order to get our essential amino acids in adequate amounts daily, but having more plant-based foods that are recognized in the “complete protein” category is great for peace of mind. This is especially great for those interested in eating more plant-based, but have reservations due to nutritional content of plant-based foods. Pistachios are now recognized as a #completeprotein source because they contain high values of all 9 essential amino acids. As someone who can get very busy daily even in quarantine, pistachios are a quick way for me to get some nutrition in with a crack of a shell. So if you’re looking for a convenient complete protein source, snack on some pistachios even after an intense workout to support recovery. #PistachioPower @americanpistachios • • • #ad #whatsgoodberto #veganathlete #meditation #mentalhealth #health #healthy #fitness #vegan #veganfood #veganfoodshare #plantbased #whatveganseat #whatveganslooklike #vegansofig #nomeat #nondairy #dairyfree #meatfree #nycvegan #vegansofny #plantbasedathlete

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Toni Mitchell: Ah, Toni’s channel is MAGNIFICENT in many ways, especially when it comes to sculpting beautifully toned muscles (and with many workouts being at home!), nourishing your body, and feeling confident with yourself! Her videos never fail to put a smile on my–or really, anyone’s!–face no matter what the occasion. On her Instagram, she addresses in her bio that she is an ethical vegan, which is AMAZING given that the ethical argument for veganism is astoundingly strong. Lastly, she has an entire IG story dedicated to Black Lives Matter with much information regarding how necessary it is to amplify Black voices.

@cocoalizzy: Lizzy is SUCH a cool and marvelous person for numerous reasons–firstly, she is vegan; next, extremely kind and lighthearted; thirdly, has a marvelous sense of style; finally, she is very outspoken about Black Lives Matter. Moreover, she is part-Japanese and fluent in the Japanese language, but that isn’t a defining factor in why I love her platform so much. All around, Lizzy is such a gorgeous spirit, inside and out–obviously, I must mention that her vegan food Instagram is PHENOMENAL! While her photos aren’t necessarily set up to look extra decked out for a photoshoot (which is sometimes a strength), her meals look delicious!

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[MENTAL HEALTH CHECK] How you are guys feeling? I know you feel overwhelmed, tired watching heartbreaking videos and crying by media every day. Literally, I was with my boyfriend last weekend and crying crying crying while we are talking about this situation or even not about this pandemic. Having a safe place to express feeling is important but still, we are confused why this happens, why we all can just be together? I don't know.  ー ー This is really hard time for all of us. Watching news, speaking up, and checking people and #blackliveamatter and educating yourself and know better. However, at the same time, it breaks our emotions every fuckin minute by media. If you are really feeling down or sad, just take a minute to away from social media, because you have to take care yourself physically and mentally too. Eat well, drink water, wear what you want to wear, take a walk(don't forget face marks) and talk to your loved ones. You are not alone. We are here together.  ー ー I send love to all the people who are fighting for us and with us right now. Thank you. If you are going to protest, thank you for standing up for us today and everyday, but please be safe. Have kits to protect yourself. And don't forget what you are standing up for. This is not war. Even you got tons of things to say, be mindful as well and ask yourself what is the purpose of this movement right now.  Here is the place where you can express your feeling if you have no place to speak up. We all be with here together ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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Ghetto Vegans: Hands down, the sweetest mukbang family EVER! While I don’t watch the videos featuring their kids (though they are really energetic, adorable, and sweet), I absolutely adore Marie and King D because of how genuine they are and their friendly energy! Both of them have undergone remarkable weight loss transformations and credit veganism as one of their tools to do so! They review all kinds of products from Beyond Meat to Panda Express’s vegan menu, but on top of that, have some vlogs, recipe tutorials, and grocery hauls. If you do not like the sound of chewing, food being mixed, then watch their non-mukbang videos.

@charlie_fyffe: Having met Charlie before countless times, as well as enjoying his magical vegan brownies several times, I can say that with utmost certainty that Charlie is a BAD ASS entrepreneur and an excellent baker. His creations at every street fair and vegan event are always a top dessert with Instagram raving about his treats left and right–they are THAT yummy (and are completely gluten free and composed of wholesome ingredients!)! Additionally, he is incredibly fervent about speaking up against the violence and racism against Black people, posting about them on a regular, if not daily, basis on his Instagram, as well as encouraging vegans to do the same.

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How Do You Heal? 🧘🏽‍♂️✨ – When I was 18, I was in a terrible car accident and suffered back and neck injuries that brought chronic pain into my life. Three years of chiropractic treatment did little to nothing to help ease my pain, so I started searching for other modalities. This is how I found yoga. Not only has this practice supported my physical healing, but also it has given me the ultimate “anti drug” per se when my mental health gets shaky. I used to turn to alcohol or going out to bars to talk to girls when times got rough, but I’ve found something that does far more positive both short term and long term. It has also helped me to build flexibility and strength as well as serving as an excellent activity to connect with other bright souls. My mental health has really been put to the test lately, a bit of a roller coaster during this quarantine, so I have taken action in staying centered and grounded during these uncertain times. I’d love to hear some ways you guys deal with mental stress! Please share in the comments ✨ #Yoga #MentalHealth – #yogi #vegan #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #immunity #veganmodel #veganinfluencer #veganchef #animalactivist #veganactivist #meatfree #dairyfree #crueltyfree #blackvegans #blackvegansofig #plantbased #plantpowered #veganbabe #veganmen #vegancommunity #vegansofla #breath #authenticself #journeyinward #yogisofig #freshair #healing #heal

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George Floyd R.I.P. 🙏🏽✨ – The definition of justice is righteousness and equitableness. Even the devil himself, Fox News, has made public statements that the murder of George Floyd was unjust. The fact that all three other cops alongside Derek Chauvin did nothing to save him means they were all okay with it and should absolutely be charged for murder, and there should be no delay. I am a half black man and my experience has been one in which I get certain privileges from both sides and do not have to deal with a lot of the discrimination that many of my darker skinned family members have always dealt with. My close friends and cousins suffer from severe trauma now more than ever and have a deep fear of being pulled over by the police. That is no way to live in peace, and this needs to stop NOW! Our police force needs to be better trained, vetted harder, and repercussions for unnecessary violence need to be higher. If you have friends or family that are racist, now is the appropriate time to have a conversation with them and speak up for what is right. Justice for George Floyd! ✊🏽💫 #GeorgeFloyd – #blacklivesmatter #ripgeorgefloyd #justice #blackpower #powertothepeople #resist #fightthepower #revolution #fuckthepolice #georgefloydprotest #truth #divinelight #karma #endracism #thisisamerica #stoptheviolence #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #blackvegans #blackvegansofig #blackvegansofinstsgram #crueltyfree #righteousness #socialjustice #revolutionary #leadership #hiphop #blackculture #fortheculture

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@shinewithplants: SHOCKER, I had to re-introduce Fabiola and her gorgeous family! All of them are vegan and center their diets and lifestyles around nourishment, whether it be through fruits and vegetables or a workout or walk outdoors. They have the most joyful and positive energies that can brighten not just a room, but a whole city, as corny as that may sound! Fabiola’s pictures are insanely stunning–I mean, of course she herself is a stunning person, plus her food creations are always vibrant and delicious-looking! Similarly to Jenne, Fabiola constantly emphasizes how critical it is to be kind, tolerant, and respectful of everyone around us to cultivate a safer and more welcoming environment for all types of people and younger generations to come.

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Healthy & Delicious Buddha bowls for the fam😋🥗 Here we’ve got quinoa (high in protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, B 1,2 & 6), lettuce (high in vitamin A & K), cooked mushrooms (iron, B vitamins, copper, zinc), celery, onions, great northern beans (high in protein, calcium & iron), nori (plant-based source of iodine and so flavorful), avocado (whole source of fat & rich in Vitamin E) and hummus (contains tahini which is rich in folate). I think I would need several caption spaces to list all the nutrition in these bowls!All I can say is that eating a variety and an abundance of whole plant-based foods is so beneficial for the body! If you’re new to this lifestyle, I highly recommend that you track your meals, not for the calories but for the nutrients. That’s a great way to learn about the nutritional contents of foods and also check if you’re getting enough of the essential vitamins and macros. I like the Cronometer apps but there are so many other similar apps out there. There are so many ways of eating a vegan diet, find out what works for YOU and enjoy 😉 No need to feel bad or superior than anyone else based on the way you eat. We’re all different and on different seasons of our lives. Listen to YOUR body and do your own researches✨ Alright, I need to stop here and take advantage of Chelsea’s nap to edit our next YouTube video💃🏿 Wish y’all a wonderful rest of your day✨❤️ #plantbased #buddhabowl #salad #protein #livingfoods

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@yesbabyilikeitraw: If you need a ray of sunshine from a phone screen, go to Nzingah’s Instagram page! A Haitian American, Nzingah flourishes when nurturing the arts and giving back to the community. Moreover, she has been vegan for 18 1/2 years (WHAT?!) and always showcases the most beautiful plant-based dishes, most refreshing self-care routines, and mental health check-ins. What I adore about her is how she embraces her body for what it is and prioritizes emotional and spiritual wellness as much as physical health (seriously…everyone talks about food 24/7 and it is phenomenal to see Nzingah’s restorative posts!).

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Welcome to everyone to a few thousands of people who have followed me over the past few months. Many of you are only familiar with the work I do through Yes Baby I LIke It Raw and not familiar with other projects I'm part of. I am co-founder of @impacthubportauprince. Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou is at the heart of our work. Literally translated as “With Many Hands the Work is Light. We are celebrating 3 years since we launched our dream to open our doors. We officially have had our space for 2years and none of this would be possible without the help of so many people and organizations throughout the world. We have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we need your support more than ever. We are asking you to support Impact Hub Port-au-Prince by joining the Diaspora Connect. The Diaspora Connect membership assists us in funding the team in Port-au-Prince that handles the operation of Impact Hub Port-au-Prince. Impact Hub Port-au-Prince is a coworking space geared towards supporting the development of the social entrepreneurial community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. For the past 3 years, we have worked hard to create sustainable impact opportunities for the entrepreneurs, startups, and change-makers in Port-au-Prince. Some programs and projects include: Zel: Is an Entrepreneur Development Program created to provide 20 early-stage entrepreneurs a reliable workspace, a supportive network, and a 34-week entrepreneurship training curriculum Zel, is made possible by the Facebook Community Leadership program, Kay Tita and Katlayst Konbit Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE): (AWE) is a program supporting the development of women entrepreneurs around the world to create and lead the successful businesses with ease, certainty, and enjoyment. This is made possible through the U.S.Embassy. Port-au-Prince Startup Week: Startup Week is a celebration of the entrepreneurial culture of Port-au-Prince, and provides space for businesses at all stages to network, gain exposure, and learn new ways to thrive in Haiti and beyond. We have reached over 2500 people over the past 4years. edit and capture @emmyvargasmedia #impacthubportauprince #blackbusinessowner #support #haiti

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WholeElise: What a skincare GODDESS! Elise’s channel is absolutely wonderful for anyone interested in natural homemade skincare products and rituals that are suitable for all kinds of skin types. Her beauty radiates from the inside out and her energy is extremely calming and soothing. The videos are gorgeously edited as well with time stamps and stunning backdrops! Her channel also includes a plethora of simple vegan recipes that are incredibly nourishing. I cannot stress enough how much you will ADORE Elise’s videos! Seriously–I have to try her skincare recipes ASAP!

@icanyoucanvegan: Three words to describe Desiree’s Instagram page would be passionate, vibrant, and inspiring! Her vegan recipes and meals look spectacular (the chicken fried cauliflower and black eyed peas ANY DAY) with many of them possessing a Southern twist in correspondence with her roots. She runs a marvelous vegan blog with more specific breakdowns of her recipes along with lovely travel posts, so we have both food envy and vacation envy! Regardless, Desiree is extremely humble and active with promoting veganism for Black women (especially in regards to BLM and she is quite passionate about the movement) and, of course, every type of person across Instagram and the Internet. She and her platforms are truly marvelous!

@kindred.vegan.souls: Malinda’s Instagram page never fails to brighten my day–really, anyone’s day! She is a lawyer, animal lover, fabulous cook, beauty fanatic, and a vegan foodie (like many of us!) who prides herself in whipping up aesthetic, colorful, and delicious vegan meals such as breakfast sandwiches, tacos, Buddha bowls, sliders, donuts, and much more. Her insight in many subjects such as self-care and personal reflection is extremely thoughtful, which is always wonderful–who doesn’t love a nice dose of wisdom every day?

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Hey yall! So I realized I haven't shown my face and shared details about myself in forever! With all of the growth on my page, I want to share 10 things to know about me. I welcome questions from you, also! One thing is that I looooveeee vegan ice cream! I was super impressed with the vegan ice cream from @creamistry who has great vegan options with cashew-based and coconut-based ice cream where the ice cream is made right before your eyes! 😍 Check them out! ⠀ Anyways…more about me… ⠀⠀ ⠀ 1. I am from Rhode Island (the smallest state in the U.S.) and lived in the same house until I went to college. ⠀ ⠀ 2. I went to college at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI and law school at the University of Virginia. After law school, I moved to NYC (I miss it!) and then relocated to Dallas, TX a year later. ⠀ ⠀ 3. I am a triplet! ⠀ ⠀ 4. I have a black belt in Judo, so don't mess with me! JK! (kinda…)⠀ ⠀ 5. My favorite music genres are hip-hop and country. A weird combination, but that's me! My favorite hip-hop artist is Jay-Z and my favorite country artist is Luke Combs. Not a music genre, but I LOVE Beyonce! You could call me a member of the BeyHive. ⠀ ⠀ 6. I have an adorable grey cat named Willow. I call her my sweet kitten.⠀ ⠀ 7. My favorite food right now is vegan sushi.⠀ ⠀ 8. I love watching nature documentaries, especially any BBC documentaries.⠀ ⠀ 9. My long-term goal is to own a vegan business. ⠀ ⠀ 10. My guilty pleasure is vegan chocolate chip cookies and brownies from Whole Foods.

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@beetsbybrooke: Vegan medical student? Cheerleading them ALL DAY LONG, EVERY DAY! Brooklynne is a vegan (has been for seven years!) who is dedicated to sharing the most beautiful posts on plant-based nutrition and more information on medicine, health care, culture, mindfulness, and the anatomy of the science field. Her posts regarding the racial roots in the medical industry and the racism in health care discrepancies are immensely informative but easy to understand. You have to give her massive credit for speaking up on these issues because many are scared to do so. She is insanely intelligent, passionate about her work, and truly is revolutionizing the vegan medical sector!

@vegan_at_tiffs: Gorgeous posts with intellectual, mindful, and resonant captions, along with a woman who has the most beautiful smile? AND she is vegan? It is possible to have it all! In utmost honesty, Tiff has some of the most stunning food photos on Instagram as well as some of the most insightful ones, specifically on her sexuality, healing techniques, being Black, and being vegan. There are all kinds of photos of vegan food from London (and many other parts of the world!) that will never fail to make you salivate. Also, how can I forget–her cat Sebby is SO adorable that I almost turn into a cat person over a dog person sometimes. Seriously.

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Hey Hey 👋🏽 I've had lots of lovely new followers recently so it's a great time to introduce myself w/ 10 facts about me 🌞 Thanks for the nomination @veganbrownting 💕⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ n.b. The below will not help anyone guess my security question answers. Yes I'm paranoid 😅⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1. I was born in the lovely town of Brighton, but I was super happy to move to London as I couldn't understand why none of my school mates looked like me 🏖️⁣⁣ 2. I am in love with my amazing girlfriend and we hit our 5 year anniversary next month! She has really got me into cycling and we have something super exciting brewing 🥰⁣⁣ 3. We live with our gorgeous, cuddly, British Shorthair cat and his name is Sebastian, he is literally my baby and turns 2 in July 😻⁣⁣ 4. I've been on a natural hair journey since Jan 2019 and man it isn't easy, trying to stick it out 😅⁣⁣ 5. I'm a huge foodie, although, I'm sure you could've guessed that? If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be bao buns 😜⁣⁣ 6. My mum is English & my Dad is Jamaican, however I done a Ancestry DNA test which revealed where in Africa my ancestors descended from 🇧🇯⁣⁣ 7. I am a Leo 🦁 I am the epitome of a Leo: generous, passionate, theatrical! Minus the fact that I'm a total introvert ♌⁣⁣ 8. I'm a spiritual being and believe & practice the law of attraction, meditation, crystal healing, tarot card readings, numerology & more ✨⁣ 9. I live for festivals & London Pride – that's where you'll find me at my absolute happiest (if not in a ditch) 🌈⁣⁣ 10. In the last 5 years, I have travelled to The Philippines, Barbados, Las Vegas, Spain, Portugal, Budapest, Scotland, Amsterdam ✈️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I nominate @theveganfoodfiend⁣⁣ @plantbasedboyfriend⁣⁣ @veganbex_ @noporkiepies to tell us 10 facts about yourself, whether in a post or story 💚

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One Great Vegan: If you enjoy vibrant recipes that are creative, easy, visually appealing, and prepared and cooked with vivacious energy that is a little bit musical, Gabrielle’s channel One Great Vegan is the PERFECT match for you! Not only is she a great actress and singer, but her cooking skills are TOP NOTCH (figuratively, after all–her whole channel and Instagram are centered around the tastiest vegan recipes!); you won’t ever find a boring-looking meal on her platform and none of her videos are the same way! Her energy just radiates positively and vivaciousness that you can’t help but feel more revved up after watching one of her videos!

Thank you all so much for your patience! Not that these are excuses, but I was studying intensively, packing for San Francisco, reading up on systemic racism and educational topics in that regard, AND trying to maintain personal sanity. It’s not always easy, folks!

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