Sistah Vegan examines and resists racism, specieism, colonialism, sexism, classism, trans and homophobia and other systemic oppressions. In our activism, we use anti-oppression tools to build community and work for liberation and justice.
6 Black History Month Challenges for White Folk
“One White Man Did Not Single-Handedly ‘Free the Slaves’” (Talking to My Kids About Histories of Racism and Anti-Blackness)
Integrative DEI for Written Materials: Make Your Written Words Convey More
“She Didn’t Look Depressed to Me”: On Post Partum Depression and Funky Smelling [Black] Girls
Almond Cheese with a Side of Diversity
[Webinar] Racial Diversity and Inclusion for Plant Based Foods Businesses
My Newest Novel: Black Girl Magic Across Space and Time, Critique of Green Capitalism, and Technocracy
Leadership, Diversity, and the “Cruelty-Free” Conundrum
Record Breaking News: Youngest Person to Summit Mt. Shasta is 7 year old Eva Luna Harper-Zahn #BlackGirlMagic #GirlPower
Black Feminist Runner: Tackling Hills With Hemp Seeds and Nursing on Demand
How Systemic Racism and Anti-Blackness Affect Vegan Commodity Culture (Webinar 2)
Black motherhood, vegan birthday cake, and nursing for over 10 years
Dear “Woke” White People…
The N*gger Breaker Strategy: The Vegan Edition (2019)
Vegan Cheese, Racial Power Dynamics, and Corner Store Cigars
“I haven’t slept in 10 years.” Raising 4 kids while being Sistah Vegan.
My New Novel is Available: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England
Endless questions about racism? Power up with green smoothies!
From Seed to Table[t]: Can Foodie-Tech Startups Change a Neoliberal, Racist, and Capitalist [Food] System?
Brotha Vegan Book: A Call for Papers
Vegan Commodity Culture and Systemic Racism (When a cigar is more than just a cigar)
The N-Word and Anti-Blackness in “Friendships”
Online Workshop: How Systemic Racism and Anti-Blackness Affect Animal Advocacy Culture (USA)
Hair, Racial Codes, and Animal Advocacy in the USA
[EVENT]Animal Advocacy and Casualties of Anti-Blackness
How Systemic Racism and Anti-Blackness Affect Animal Advocacy Culture in the USA
Children Can Remind Us of Our True Potential
I Am Not Ingrid Newkirk or Gene Baur: On Race, Gender, Class, and the “Free Labor” Trope
On Being an Exhausted Black Mom, Expected “Free Labor”, and Heroes
The Ethicureans: Black Feminist PhD Mom, German Dad Physicist, and Their 4 Kids
The Future is Vegan…(And Still A White Supremacist Racial Caste-Capitalist System)
Black Girl in the 1980s: On Drinking Cow Milk, Being Compared to Dog Poop, and Rural White New England
6 Year Old Girl Climbs Mt. Whitney and Happens to Be Sistah Vegan’s Daughter
Paradigm Shift: From Fear of Racist Backlash to Opportunity for Transformative Justice Praxis
I’m Black and I Burn When it’s 67 Degrees: Blackness Card Rejected
When Talking About Racism is “Insulting”: Thoughts on My Animal Care Expo Keynote Talk
The Weapon of the Word “N*gger” and Backlash Against Talking about Racism
“N*gger” is not just a ‘word’ (Somatic pain beyond just being ‘brainy’ about it)
12 Women Who Helped Shape Me: A Black Feminist Pays Homage on International Women’s Day 2018
Black girl hair and bullying…and affirmations (Racial Battle Fatigue Part II)
Whitesplaining Black Girl Hair and Bullying: (Racial Battle Fatigue Series Part I)
RIP: Intersectionality (or is it too soon to quit?)
Food Empowerment Project Needs You
Vegan Insignia Earrings: Brilliant, Beautiful, and Fashionable Resistance by Envision Positive
Part II: AR/Vegan Groups Silence on Anti-Racism/Anti-White Supremacy Statement and Action Plans
AR/Vegan Groups Silence on Anti-Racism/Anti-White Supremacy Statement and Action Plans
Diversity, Inclusion, and Opportunities: An Interview with Animal Charity Evaluators
Responding to Fear Through Killing vs. Compassion: The Crane Fly and the Three Year Old
The Cigar and Michael Brown: Proximities to “Civilized Whiteness” in the Ethical Foodscape
“Make Veganism Great Again”: Keeping the Negro out of the Post-Racial Vegan Foodscape
[PODCAST] Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Review)
“Bridging the [cis]gender gap in the workplace”: Outdated Cissexist Rhetoric
The Messy Truth is That Your [Working Class] Whiteness is Not Like Trump’s [Elite] Whiteness
2017, Impossible Dream, and Continuing To Work for Social Justice During Trump Presidency
All Lives Matter Brings the Country Together While Black Lives Matter is ‘Dividing’ Us (Not Systemic Racism!)
Make America Great Again: Good Riddance Equality And Tolerance
“‘N*gger’ Hurts, Scars…and Never Heals” : Dr. A. Breeze Harper’s Social Fiction Novel
Fanon’s Tears, Octavia’s Hope: The Ongoing Trauma of Racialized Violence and Strategic Ignorance
SF Bay Area: Adventures in Housing and Gentrification
‘Decolonize Your Diet’ is a Culinary Response to Popular ‘Post-Racial/Post-Colonial’ Framing of Standard Recipe Book...
SisTot Vegan Lunchbox: Lessons About Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Eating Animals
The Preschool Lunchbox: On Vegan Treats, Lessons About Gender, and Sexual Orientation
Emergency Intervention: A Hen and Chicks Living in a Bike Shoppe Window
Beaten and Arrested for Simply Being Black… LaJuana Still Fights The Racist-Sexist System for All of Us
Beaten and Arrested for Being Black in a System of Anti-Blackness, She Still Fights For All of Us
The [White Savior] Elephant in the Room: Ally Theater, Savior Complex, and Speaking for ‘The Other’
Why a ‘Colorblind’ [Vegan] Utopian World is Ableist
[Opinion] Most Venture Capitalists Would Never Invest Into Foodie+Tech Projects That Dismantle the Systemic Racism They Collectively Benefit...
[EVENT] Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: Critical Race Feminist Activism in the ‘Post-Racial’ USA Ethical Foodscape
Ben Carson, Syrian Refugees, and Facebook Advertisements Supporting ‘Free [Hate] Speech’ Icons
Paris, Selective Grief, and Outrage: When You’re Brown, Your Screams Make No Sound….
Getting Real About Race: A Starter Toolkit for Understanding Race in Ethical Consumption (Veganism, Animal Rights, and More)
Fear Not Me, Fear the Hate You Have Learned to Turn My Gift of Love into the Dark and Scary Boogeyman
"Go Back To Your Own Country!": When A Freecycle Excursion Ends with Xenophobic Threats
SF Bay Area 2016: Role of Foodie+Tech Culture in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism
The 'Broken' Black Community Can Be 'Fixed' Through Afro-Centric Cissexist Heteronormative Framing of Plant-Based Dietar...
[EVENT] Engaging Technology as a Mindful Social Impact Tool: Reflections on Black Lives Matters and Challenging Systemic Racism
[Video] The Problem with Appropriating Representations of Black Oppression within the Vegan and Animal Rights Community without Challenging ...
Fairy Tales and Cowlifornia Nightmarin': Who Else is Sick of the Sugarcoating of the Endless Nightmare of Systemic Oppression?
Fashionable Resistance and Bryant Terry Earrings: The Art of Critical Thinking and Change-Making
[EVENT] From Seed to Table[t]: Food+Tech in an Era of Systemic Racism and Neoliberal Capitalism (Challenges and Possibilities)
Outing Sexist and/or Racist Men in the Animal Rights and/or Vegan Movement
Developing a New App? Avoid One of the Most Common Critical Diversity Mistakes
The Vegan Praxis of Black Lives Matter: Register NOW!!
Fashionable Resistance (The Art of Critical Thinking and Change-making): The Sistah Vegan Earrings Kick-Off Event
BLACK LIVES MATTER, NEW VEGAN CAFES IN GENTRIFIED FORMER BLACK COMMUNITIES, AND OTHER CONFERENCE TOPICS
Black Lives Matter, New Vegan Cafes in Gentrified Former Black Communities, and Conference Questions
On 'Brainwashing' Your Children to Not be Racist As$holes (a.k.a. Oakland's Amazing Black Lives Matter Storytime-Rally for Ki...
Sistah Vegan on 'Black Women's Lives Matter' : Free Marissa Alexander NOW!
Dear PETA, Black Lives Matter…So, Where are You in All this Mess?
REDUX: [CISGENDER] BLACK [MALE STRAIGHT] LIVES MATTER…OR, ON DISMISSING THE BLACK FEMINIST QUEER PRAXIS BEHIND THE MOVEMENT
[Cisgender] Black [Male Straight] Lives Matter…Or, on Dismissing the Black Feminist Queer Praxis Behind the Movement
The best holiday turkey….
[Video]: "'Nigger' Hurts, and Never Heals": Scars, A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England
Fashionable Resistance: The Art of Critical Thinking and Change Making
Sick of Children's Music That Promotes Speciesism? Me Too.
‘Mama, Do Police Eat Animals?’ A Preschooler Navigates a World of Contradictions and Confusion
What Would Jesus Do? Easter Dinner and Lamb as Sites to Understand One's Jesus, Compassion, and Consumption
[Video] Scars of Suffering and Healing: A Black Feminist Perspective on Intersections of Oppression
'Speciesism: The Movie' | Review + Further Recommendations
One good girl is worth a thousand bitches(?): Kanye West Confuses the Sh*t Out of Me
On 'traumatizing' your children by telling them the truth about speciesism and other systems of oppression.
'Authentic Blackness' as Christian, Speciesist, and Heteronormative: Brief Thoughts on Being a Non-Christian Black Woman
The Black Queer Experience is Not 'Our' Experience: Breeze Harper's New Social Fiction Novel
Revisioning Food Sovereignty: "Trayvon Martin, PETA, and the Packaging of Neoliberal Whiteness" [Scripps College, Sept 25 2013]
Black and Nursing While Hiking in Utah's National Parks
Transphobia and Heterosexism are not "Liberating" or "Cruelty-Free": On Veganism, Ce Ce McDonald, and Trayvon Martin
Sistah Vegan Conference: Updated Speaker Schedule and Early Bird Registration
"I'm not a feminist either": Ruminations on shying away from the 'f' word amongst some black vegans
On PETA, Trayvon Martin, and Being a Black Critical Race Researcher in White Spaces
Animal Liberation, Tokenizing 'Intersectionality', and Resistance Ecology: Critical Race Perspectives
On Black Folk M.I.A. in National Parks and Yosemite's Contradictory Food Sourcing
How do racial experiences affect vegan dietary and animal compassion activism?
Beyond a Single-Issue Vegan Social Justice Project: Going Big to Fund Critical Change
"Never Be Silent": On Trayvon Martin, PETA, and the Packaging of Neoliberal Whiteness
Is SPLC Conflating White Supremacist Violence with Animal Rights? Paul Watson and '[Eco]-Terrorism'
On Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and [Un]Intimate Knowledge of Your Own Yoni
On the Neoliberal, Afrocentric, and Decolonial Politics of “Cruelty-Free”
Snarky Fanon: Cruelty-Free Vegan-Consumerism
Dic[k]tating how our vaginas should behave: On Akin and White Male Power Structure
"Millions of people are starving to feed animals"
Eating the Buddhadharma: On Mindfulness, Nutritional Racism, and Food Justice
Revolution Foods & Feeding Children Organic…But what about the horrible packaging?
Angela Davis on eating chickens, Occupy, and including animals in social justice initiative of the 99%
Clifford the Dog Misses His Family and She Doesn't Care
Marti Kheel: Paying homage to her work and her inspiration to my Sistah Vegan work
Video available:: Afrocentrism, vegan methodology of the racially oppressed, and revolutionary black feminism
Breeze Harper to speak at UC Berkeley, November 16, 2011 for Critical Animal Studies Series
"White Talk", Discursive Violence, and Dysconscious Racism: From Vegan Consciousness to Vegan Commodity
Sistah Vegan and "Old McDonald Had a Farm [Sanctuary]"
Critical Vegan Interventions: Black female slave vivisection, non-human animal experimentation, and the foundation of Western gynecology
Connections: Racism, Speciesism, and Whiteness as The Norm
Race, Whiteness, and the Vegan "Exotic": Pleasure for Some, Pain for Others
“People are in prison because they make that choice, Animals don’t”: Creating critical race literacies for a "post-ra...
Intersections: Black female slave vivisection, non-human animal experimentation, and the foundation of Western gynecology
"Animals belong in cages": Normalizing domination in Children's toys, books and cartoons
Hood Health, Animal Defense, Feminist Ethics of Care
Harper's "whiteness and speciesism" essay in forthcoming book: Sister Species
Conservation and Unethical Food Choices? Yosemite's Contradiction
Addressing Race and Class Privilege at SFSU Holistic Health Conference
Challenging Our Race, Cisgender, etc. Privileges: Vegan Activism Beyond a Single Issue
Women of Color needed for Critical Animal Studies journal issue
Revisiting racialized consciousness and black female vegan experiences: an interview
PETA's new racist/sexist 'job opportunity'…This has to be a hoax.
Your Use of "Gender-Bender" phrasing is offensive Mr. Adams…
bell hooks on black farmers and racial politics
"Why don't black people go camping…?" Critical Whiteness Studies in Environmental Education
Vegan Hip Hop Movement: Founder, Kevin Tillman