My guest today believes, if there was ever a time to become a fabulous vegan this is it and I could not agree more!
Jasmin Singer is a worldwide leading expert on veganism and a coveted speaker on topics including radical body positivity, personal narrative as a means of social justice, and how to change the world for animals.
Jasmin is someone I’ve respected and admired from afar for years now and she was exactly the kind, passionate, compassionate yet powerful guest I anticipated she would be.
Jasmins new book, The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan: Look Good, Feel Good & Do Good in 30 Days elegantly negotiates the fine line between flying the proud and urgent vegan flag that I know my heart wants to lead with yet also welcoming the vegan curious with open non judgemental arms and plenty of plant based deliciousness that I understand is most effective for most new vegans. It’s an approachable, entertaining and actionable book with 30 wide ranging and vital topics and 30 tantalising recipes to guide and support both the vegan curious and long term vegans.
For a tad of official bio: Along with animal law professor Mariann Sullivan, Jasmin is the co-host of the long-running award-winning Our Hen House podcast that centres around animal rights. She is the former Senior Editor for VegNews Magazine—the world’s leading plant-based media brand—and the longtime love columnist and celebrity interviewer. Her recent interviews have included Joaquin Phoenix, Cory Booker, Mena Suvari, Tig Notaro, and Bob Barker.
As Jasmin shares at the beginning of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan, there are few other words in the English language that immediately bring up such a knee jerk reaction in almost everyone as, Vegan.
Sadly that strong reaction isn’t always positive. However it could be. There’s so much abundance, deliciousness, health, community and joy to embrace when you adopt a vegan lifestyle and I’m learning it’s imperative that as established vegans and animal rights advocates we lead with love, compassion and fabulousness.
In this conversation we cover:
- A common concern when going vegan, the perceived permanence of veganism.
- Reasons for recidivism among new vegans and how to avoid these pitfalls.
- This whole damn climate change thing.
- The power of individual action.
- DEI (diversity, inclusion, and equity) in relation to animal activism.
- Self righteousness is for losers!
And so much more!
We touched on so much in that chat however it’s just a tiny glimpse of all the goodness in The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan. As mentioned I’ll have you all linked up in the show notes below so far as how to connect with Jasmin.
As a final thought, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what’s most effective and most sustainable so far as both leading a happy vegan lifestyle and being an effective animal rights advocate long term.
When to fly the vegan flag? When to just be. Mental and emotional burn out is real. Of course there’s no right, or no one answer. However I’m certainly grateful to have role models such as Jasmin to learn from.
Check out Jasmin’s first book: Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir (Berkley, 2016).
Connect with Jasmin via her home site: https://jasminsinger.com/
Connect with VegNews Magazine:
Listen to Our Hen House podcast:
Explore the Encompass essays, including From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming an Antiracist:
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Till next time, remember Creating a body and life you love is Freedom. (If this ex-carb queen, non genetically gifted, naturally uncoordinated vegan chick can do it – so can YOU!!!
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