Early in 2012 I started reaching out to vegan friends on twitter to ask them to share their testimonials. My hope was that by getting vegans to share their stories we could educate and inspire others and give people first hand accounts to replace perceptions or stereotypes. I’m incredibly grateful to those that have participated. Their stories speak for themselves! If you enjoy the series please let us know!
People are often bewildered when I tell them that I went to graduate school for African American studies. After all, I am a white boy. To me, however, it makes complete sense. For as long as I can remember, the struggle against systematic oppression has resonated with me. What better narrative of resistance than that of black people in America? This is not to suggest that other narratives (queer, feminist, indigenous, etc.) are not equally important. In fact, as time has passed, I have come to understand that struggles against oppression mustn’t be compartmentalized. Rather, all struggles for liberation are deeply intertwined. It is a struggle for total liberation. This notion of total liberation is not limited to humans; it encompasses earth and animal liberation as well. This is why I am vegan.