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Sistah Vegan! Food, Health, Identity, and Society


My book: Sistah Vegan! Food, Health, Identity, and Society will be available Fall 2007 through SugarCane press. It's an anthology of black females who practice veganism. The work is a compilation of narratives, critical essays and a few poems. The anthology will be divided into these sections (tentative):

1. Health (Mental and Physical) and Veganism (i.e. Resisting Legacies of Slavery on Our Bodies by Liberating the Colonize Palate)

2. Veganism as an Act to Dismantle Environmental Racism & Ecological Devastation

3. Implications of Veganism on Black Female Vegans' Concepts of Social Justice Activism (i.e. understanding connections of the colonial palate to, racism, sexism, speciesism, classism and/or systemic whiteness)

4. Body Issues/Weight Discrimination (i.e. Practicing veganism has meant that a majority of these women involved in this project have lost a considerable amount of weight and many have reflected on being "ridiculed" by their families for not having a "black booty" anymore.)

5. Religion/Spirituality and Veganism (I.E. Many women practice veganism for their Muslim and other non-Christian based religious beliefs; i.e. women talk about not performing animal sacrifice in traditional ceremonies in their religious and spiritual practice)

6. Pregnancy/Parenting/Adoption and Veganism (i.e. The Politics of a Black vegan woman and her husband in Indiana, trying to adopt a baby living with HIV and being denied this because of their veganism).

7. Veganism and Womanism/Feminism

If you would like to be notified of when the book has been published, please go to www.sistahveganproject.com  and you will see that just below the Sistah Vegan image, there is a pink message box that says, "Anthology Forthcoming, Fall 2007! Click here to be notified of release." Click on that.

Best,

Amie Breeze Harper

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