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6 Influential Black Vegans

By Jess Mateljan
Sat 27 February 2021, 2:10pm

Aph Ko

Well known for her article listing 100 Black Vegans, Aph is a writer, theorist, vegan activist & independent digital media producer. PETA referred to her as having “arguably done more to give Black vegans a voice than any other media outlet today.” Her analytical and critical writing shows the importance of Black veganism in moving forward in the animal rights movement.

Aph Ko

Instagram: @black_vegans_rock


Torre Washington

We're pretty sure Torre Washington quashes the question of "where do you get your protein?". He's a professional IFBB bodybuilder who uses his publicity to advocate for a plant-based diet and to educate people on how to build muscle while keeping animals off their plate!

Torre Washington

Instagram: @torre.washington


Genesis Butler

14 year old animal rights activist Genesis takes the world by storm with her dedication to making a difference to the lives of non-human animals. Regularly attending events, Genesis uses her platform to promote veganism & climate justice. Did we mention she has been vegan for 8 years? Incredible!


Instagram: @genesisbutler_


Dr. A. Breeze Harper

With a focus on anti-racism, intersectionality and racial-gender inclusion/equity, Dr Harper's work is fundamentally important in building a more progressive society. Dr Harper is a strategic consultant, facilitator, keynote speaker, antiracism scholar, as well as being the author of numerous books, including Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England, and Seeds of Sankofa which is due to be released in 2021. 

Dr Harper

Instagram: @sistahvegan


Tabitha Brown

After being ill for over half a year, actress Tabitha Brown's daughter introduced her to the documentary What The Health, leading her to try and consequently take up a vegan lifestyle. Tabitha uses her large social media platform to advocate for veganism, and we can't get enough!

Tabitha Brown

Instagram: @iamtabithabrown


Bryant Terry

As an advocate for a healthy & sustainable food system, chef, author and educator Bryant is determined in his fight for food justice. He has written several books, including the recently released Vegetable Kingdom: the Abundant World of Vegan Recipes. We can't wait to get our copy!


Instagram: @bryantterry