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Book cover with a wooden background and the illustration of a Black woman wearing a green dress. The title, Sistah Vegan, is in yellow.

Sistah Vegan

Black Women Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society

  •    22.00 paperback
  •    9.99 eBook - Purchase eBook
  •    248 pages
  •    7" x 8.5"
  •    Paperback, eBook
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-145-4
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-257-4
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: March 2010

New Tenth Anniversary Edition with a foreword by A. Breeze Harper

Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. By kicking junk-food habits, the more than thirty contributors all show the way toward longer, stronger, and healthier lives. Suffering from type-2 diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and overweight need not be the way women of color are doomed to be victimized and live out their mature lives. There are healthy alternatives.

Sistah Vegan is not about preaching veganism or vegan fundamentalism. Rather, the book is about how a group of black-identified female vegans perceive nutrition, food, ecological sustainability, health and healing, animal rights, parenting, social justice, spirituality, hair care, race, gender-identification, womanism, and liberation that all go against the (refined and bleached) grain of our dysfunctional society.

Thought-provoking for the identification and dismantling of environmental racism, ecological devastation, and other social injustices, Sistah Vegan is an in-your-face handbook for our time. It calls upon all of us to make radical changes for the betterment of ourselves, our planet, and—by extension—everyone.


Tara Sophia Bahna-James—Melissa Danielle—Ain Drew—Delicia Dunham—Ma’at Sincere Earth—Tasha Edwards—Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo—Janine Jackson—Robin Lee—Michelle R. Loyd-Paige—Adama A. Maweja—Tashee Meadows—Thea Moor—Layli Phillips—Joi Maria Probus—Iya Raet—Angelique Shofar—Melissa Santosa—Mary Spears—Venus Taylor—Tishana Joy Trainor—Psyche Williams-Forson—Olu Butterfly Woods—Nia Yaa-Nebthet. 

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