6 Amazing Black Vegan Activists To Support

| 3 June 2020
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Haile Thomas

Here are 6 inspiring vegan activists that you should be following!

We stand in solidarity with the black community, and are committed to helping end racial injustices. As part of this commitment, we want to platform some of the inspiring black people in the vegan community who are doing amazing work for the movement.

Here are six of our favourite black vegan activists:

Christopher Sebastian

Christopher Sebastian is one of our fave activists. He has done amazing work for animal liberation, race justice, queer antagonism and class discrimination. He is the Director of the Peace Advocacy Network  which aims to ‘promote a peaceful existence through veganism, social justice and respect for the Earth’s inhabitants and resources.’ He also co-founded VGN a platform for vegan news, politics and pop culture, and lectures at Columbia University.

Genesis Butler 

13-year-old Genesis Butler has been speaking out for animals since she turned vegan when at 6-years-old. She gave an influential Ted Talk about veganism when she was just 10-years-old and has won numerous awards for her activism. Now, she uses social media to spread the vegan message and we love it!

Halie Thomas

If you want mental health tips, vegan activism and environmental justice on your feed, you need to be following Halie Thomas! Everyday, Halie posts a Dive Deep prompt, where she encourages you to think about the rarely examined parts of our lives. She also speaks out about animal rights, environmentalism and racism. A true joy to have on our feeds!

Badass Vegan

Badass Vegan is pretty much as it sounds…totally badass! Full of inspiring animal rights quotes, racial justice posts and awesome memes this Instagram has it all! Come here for the perfect daily combo of hard-hitting content, entertaining memes and animal activism.

Desirée Daniels


Desiree Daniels is inspiring black women to go vegan with her delicious vegan recipes on Instagram every day. From hearty stews, healthy breakfasts and even chicken-fried cauliflower, Desiree’s recipes are truly mouthwatering! There’s nothing quite like delicious food to inspire and educate after all.

Toree Washington

Vegan fitness coach and public speaker, Toree Washington, is proving that you don’t need to eat animals to get strong! His motivational Instagram is helping people to switch to a high protein vegan diet to aid their fitness goals while speaking out about animal exploitation. If anyone is proving the power of plants right now, it’s Toree.

About the author
Louisa Kendal
Louisa is the Digital Communications Officer at Viva! Louisa has been vegan for four years and is passionate about eradicating injustices and exploitation in our world. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Theology, she worked as a journalist in Malaysia before joining Viva!'s marketing team. She now leverages social media and the online world to forward the vegan movement and keep Viva! growing in influence. Click here for more info.

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