Vegans of Color

Because we don’t have the luxury of being single-issue

We’re One of the Best! June 5, 2008

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Veg Bloggy Awards \'08 Winner

Best veg*n blogs, that is… according to VegNews magazine, who has selected this blog as one of the “21 best blogs in the first annual VegNews VegBloggy Awards”! The winning blogs will be featured in their July/August issue, which will be on newsstands on July 1st (I have yet to see what they say about us — I’m a little nervous, hee).

Heaps of gratitude to VoC reader Sara, who nominated us for the award (as well as any other readers who did, of course). Thank you very much!

It’s very exciting to me that a blog discussing the intersections of race, gender, class, & other identity issues with veganism would be selected for such an award. This will hopefully give much wider exposure to this kind of analysis. I feel very lucky to have such great folks blogging here at VoC (thank you!), & want to give a special shout-out to Noemi & Nadia — when I first said I was itching for a place for vegans of color to talk online, they both said, “If you start a blog, we’ll write for it!” Without their encouragement I don’t know if I would’ve gone ahead, so… thanks! And thank you to our many supportive readers, as well (to those of you reading out there who don’t get it, thanks for providing continual reminders of why the work we do is necessary).

I can’t wait to see what other blogs are so honored; I’m sure we’re in very good company, & am very grateful that we’ve been recognized in this way. Yay for us!

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11 Responses to “We’re One of the Best!”

  1. Deb Says:

    Congrats! That is excellent news, and hopefully you’ll get a bunch more people coming here and thinking about things they likely had never thought to think about! :)

    Keep up the good work, all of you!

  2. meridith Says:

    This is great news – congratulations!!

  3. Brian Says:

    Congrats! This is a really important blog and has had a big impact on me. I hope this brings more exposure to what you all have to say.

  4. Noemi M Says:

    Awesome- Johanna- but the thanks is to you for keeping up w/ posts and updates here. xo

  5. Billy Says:

    Congrats! I won an award as well.

    Are any of you planning on going to San Francisco for the VegNews party? I’ll be there and hope to meet you.

    Billy

  6. Sara Says:

    ‘Cause this blog is awesome. Pushing discussion of the intersectionalities of oppressions is sorely needed in the AR movement.

  7. Congratulations! This blog is definitely a regular read for me and makes me feel less alone. Thanks for what you do. It’s very important.

  8. johanna Says:

    Thank you everyone. :) And congrats to you Billy, as well! I don’t think there’ll be any VoC representation at the party, alas.

  9. ZakiyaRox Says:

    Peace, I’ m Black & Green. Becoming Vegan in 2005 is the greatest expression of my greenness, I suppose. I’ve been active off and on since the mid’90’s in environmental racism and justice in Roxbury, the largest black community of Boston.
    I’m happy to join here as a blogger especially as I am advancing my family’s catering business to vegan only.
    I hope to start blogging here soon.
    Peace &Love,
    ZakiyaRox

  10. Eric Says:

    Congrats, fellow VegBloggy recipient!

    I am an occasional reader, so it was nice to see Vegans of Color among the blogs receiving recognition. :)

  11. johanna Says:

    Thank you Eric, & congrats as well! I always enjoy your blog. :)

    ZakiyaRox — cool, I am going to e-mail you!


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