Extended Deadline: Brotha Vegan and Alternative Forms of Black Masculinity: New Sistah Vegan Project Anthology

Extended deadline for Abstracts is September 15, 2012. Final completed piece deadline: February 15, 2013.

You can email me your abstracts (approximately 2 paragraphs) at the email address sistahvegan(at)gmail (dot). Com

Click on the above video to hear about Brotha Vegan , the sibling to Sistah Vegan book.

This anthology isn’t only about veganism. It’s actually critical perspectives and arts coming from a black male vegan consciousness. You can talk about veganism, but you can also talk about other topics that intersect with your vegan consciousness. What are the ways in which black vegan males think about:

  1. Hip hop culture and vegan activism
  2. Environmental and nutritional racism
  3. Meat eating as a “masculine” stereotype
  4. Class and food access
  5. Structural racism’s effects on food acces
  6. “Obesity” and diabetes in the African American community
  7. Access to clean water as a race, class, and gender issue.
  8. PETA
  9. Going Green; green jobs; green economy
  10. Fatherhood
  11. Teenhood
  12. Ageism
  13. Sexism
  14. Food sovereignty
  15. Occupy movement
  16. Experiencing life as a black male who is queer and vegan
  17. Disabilities studies and race
  18. Prison industrial complex
  19. Afrocentricism
  20. Spirituality and consumption
  21. Critical analysis of Afrocentric and Afrikan Holistic Health movement
  22. Decolonizing the body
  23. Animal liberation
  24. Raising vegan children

This volume will be loving and open-minded. I am not going to accept media that is sexist, homophobic, or anti-trans. This volume should be a safe artistic space for all black men, but in particular, marginalized black males such as sexuality minorities (black males who are gay, for example) and black men living with disabilities.

7 thoughts on “Extended Deadline: Brotha Vegan and Alternative Forms of Black Masculinity: New Sistah Vegan Project Anthology

  1. Sistah Vegan,
    Hello and Happy Spring/Summer!
    Can you please offer contact information for your jewerly?
    Thank you

  2. Hello..I am not a male; however, I would like to add a comment on your list above. Thank you for addind disability and ageism. Living with a disability for 30+ years has enabled me to think in different ways. The compassion that I always had is ten-fold. But, I find it is often one sided..even in 2012. The same with ageism. As a caregiver for my mother (before her death), I often wished to be out of this wheelchair-so that I could help her more..better. I have seen so much disparity among health care services between the “beautiful, young, able-bodied” in our society, and those less so. And forget veganism in care facilities-forget healthy food for that matter! In the “Assisted Living” section of the care facility, there were waiters, salad bars with fresh fruits and vegetable, etc. In the Dementia “CARE” unit, none of that existed. Those most fragile were subjected to mystery casserole/meat/surprise. I see a connection to those of us who feel disenfranchised and the plite of the animals who (often) have no one to advocate or speak up for them. I don’t understand the disability hunting, when your own life hung in the balance yet you choose to take another life. Have you learned nothing. I appologize for my ramblings. I just wanted to say thank you for the work that you do 🙂

  3. Hey Sistahvegan My wife is a big fan of yours. She told me about your post on brother vegan. I’m def down to contribute to your book. I’m gathering ideas as I type!

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