Vegans of Color

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

Afya Ibomu August 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — xmabaitx @ 9:54 am

Excerpt from an interview with Afya Ibomo from Frugivore.

I have been a vegetarian for 21 years, and vegan for 15 years. I became a vegetarian because I had asthma, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic dehydration as a child. After awhile, I became tired of taking numerous pills and medications per day. I knew there had to be another way to deal with my illnesses. When I was 15 years old, my mother found an allergy specialist that suggested that the food I was eating could be the cause of my problems. This was the first time that I connected food to health, and simultaneously, the rapper KRS-One  had a song out called “Beef”, which discusses vegetarianism, health, and the food industry. Armed with all of this information, I became a vegetarian at age 15. My health improved somewhat, but it did not completely get better until I became a vegan.

Full interview here.

Afya Ibomo’s website.


2 Responses to “Afya Ibomu”

  1. Thanks! I never heard of that song by KRS-One going to go check it out now!

  2. It is a good thing that you found a remedy to your illness at an early stage. Now you have so much to be thankful of for being Vegan and can even become an inspiration for other people.

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