Vegans of Color

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

The ‘Broken’ Black Community Can Be ‘Fixed’ Through Afro-Centric Cissexist Heteronormative Framing of Plant-Based Dietary Health September 13, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 11:38 am

MasculineEnergqueenAfuaYesterday, Queen Afua posted this on her Facebook page. Why does she keep on repeating this cis-sexist and heteronormative ‘advices’ on how to be ‘healthier’ Black woman? This is just inexcusable. And quite dangerous and irresponsible. Completely pathologizes the entire spectrum of gender identities, gender expressions, sexualities, etc that don’t adhere to cis-sexist heteronormative notions of being human. Too many people on her page support it too. This plants seeds of hate and gives permission to enact violence (whether discursive or physical) upon those who don’t fit into her rubric of a ‘healthy Black conscious’ nation. So dangerous. Blows my mind. This is her concept of veganism but it is not the Sistah Vegan Project’s. This is not ‘non-violence’ or ahimsa (the tradition of veganism that the Sistah Vegan Project draws from). I’am quite disappointed but not surprised by this continued ‘advice’. Defining who is a real man or…

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One Response to “The ‘Broken’ Black Community Can Be ‘Fixed’ Through Afro-Centric Cissexist Heteronormative Framing of Plant-Based Dietary Health”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    But it is true. I am a Gemini, people believe that we are too-faced but we are not, we have both male and female energy. Sometimes we lean hard on one energy given the situation, and it does attract certain people. When our female energy is going, we attract a stronger male partner or someone working with that energy and vice versa! That is why it is important that we find someone to stimulate both sides or we get angry, and out of whack with our partners who in turn start to abuse us greatly. So, she is right! You have to just find a balance and a flexible partner.


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