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20 Black Vegan Influencers You Should Follow Right Now

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Looking for inspiration, information and lifestyle influence? Look no further than these 20 Black vegan influencers who in the wake of the #BlackLivesMatter movement have continued to inspire vegans everywhere with stories, tips, recipes, and community rallying. 


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Black Vegan Influencers to Follow

Torre Washington 

Professional bodybuilder, NASM Certified Coach, sprinter and animal lover Torre Washington has always been fascinated with how things worked and how they were created. Torre became a vegan to maintain integrity in regards to his Rastafarian lifestyle, and uses his profile to inspire and motivate others across the world to have the courage to pursue their dreams. 

Genesis Butler

Genesis Butler is a vegan for animals, the planet and humans because of the connections between all. She is also the founder of the Youth Climate Save organization, which is a platform for youth to have their voices heard regarding climate issues. As a rising 9th grader, Genesis gives inspiration to all ages and proves you are never too young to make a difference.

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I went vegan on my own when I was 6 after I saw my mom nursing my little sister. I asked her where my milk came from because I knew it didn’t come from her and she told me we got it from mother cows. I told her that’s like someone taking her milk and giving it to someone else instead of my baby sister. When she told me I was right, I told her I didn’t want to eat or drink dairy products ever again so that baby cows can have their milk. She told me I wouldn’t be able to have all my favorite foods if I went vegan and I told her I didn’t care because I thought it was more important that cows gave their milk to their babies instead of me. I asked her how she knew I wouldn’t be able to eat my favorite foods and she told me she actually really didn’t even know if that was true so we went to the store and found so many vegan alternatives to my favorite foods. When you go vegan remember that you’re not giving up anything. You can still eat your favorite foods but in a vegan version. Don’t think of it as giving anything up. Think of it as giving back to the animals what they deserve and that’s peace love and respect ❤️ that’s worth so much more than any dairy ice cream cone or glass of cows milk! If you need help ditching dairy check out @switch4good @mothersagainstdairy @milliondollarvegan @physicianscommittee @_challenge22_ and google vegan recipes! @foodempowermentproject also has great recipes guides for all cultures! . Photo by @farmsanctuary . . #dairyisscary #vegan #plantbased #veganism #animalrights #animalagriculture #dairy #dairyfarms #dairyfarm #dairyfarmer #ffa #futurefarmersofamerica #notyourmilknotyourmom #animalliberation #compassion #vegano #vegana #plantpower #gamechangers #joaquinphoenix #thejoker #oscars #sustainability #environmentalist

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Rachel Ama

Rachel Ama is a London vegan who spends her time creating recipes for every vegan’s taste. She’s written a cookbook and posts videos to her YouTube and Instagram. Her videos give easy ways to up your vegan cuisine and learn more about other vegans, and her cookbook Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats gives inspiration for everyday vegan bites. 

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Tabitha Brown

“World’s favorite mom” Tabitha Brown is a wife, mom and actress who takes humor and motivation to talk about veganism on social media. Tabitha’s feed gives honest tips and reviews in a real and humanistic way, and she’s even started connecting with new social media users by starting a Tik Tok account. 

Danaé, Danya, and Danielle

Danaé, Danya and Danielle are three vegan sisters taking Instagram (and really just the country) by storm with their athleticism and their dedication to veganism in everyday life. The three young girls provide motivation for every age and proof that your age doesn’t determine how much of a difference you can make.

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Kaori Nik 

Kaorini Nik is a hair stylist and makeup artist who specializes in using plant-based products. In addition to her personal feed, she’s the Editor-in-Chief of Afro-Vegan Beauty, an online resource and print magazine dedicated to empowering women of color through education and the promotion of a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Monique Koch 

Monique Koch was the woman who said “I could never go vegan.” Now, she’s the one helping all who say that with recipes, tips and reviews. Her YouTube page and podcast offer insight into vegan living, and steps to embrace going vegan.

Berto Calkins 

Berto Calkins is an NYC-based vegan sharing his lifestyle while also navigating the topics of mental health, physical health and plant-based nutrition. He even has an Instagram dedicated to food he makes (@wholelottafoodshit). Berto’s feed gives ways to take the next steps in your vegan lifestyle, and inspiration to keep you focused along the way.

Ayindé Howell

Ayindé Howell is a food activist, writer of award winning “Augustus” (@augustus_film) and founder of the vegan community Vegan Mac & Yease (@macandyease). Ayindé posts often on his personal Instagram feed, sharing recipes, lifestyle tips and personal achievements and sentiments. He also recently released a song in response to George Floyd’s murder “Stop Killing US.” 

Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is the award-winning author of Afro-Vegan and Vegetable Kingdom and the Chief-in-Residence of the Museum of African Diaspora. Bryant’s feed showcases the successes of other vegans, and promotes a vegan lifestyle through organizational promotions and recipes. He also has a Vegetable Kingdom Spotify playlist perfect for any time you’re making a meal or working. 

Joi Liayé

Joi Liaye is a self-proclaimed foodie forever- something we can all relate with, right? A world explorer, Joi shares her plant-based diet and style, and inspiration for vegans everywhere to be grateful for the vegan lifestyle. She is also an actress known best for her roles on The Fosters (2013), Legacies (2018) and Like Blood (2019).

Ly

Ly is an African vegan and animal activist that uses his Instagram feed to inform followers on a variety of topics including animal rights, the promotion of veganism in Africa and Black Lives Matter. In addition to sharing his day to day life, Ly’s informative posts keep you in the know with issues across the globe. 

Chef Charity Morgan

Charity Morgan is a plant-based and Plegan Celebrity Chef who uses her Instagram to showcase her recipes and foods. From Plegan recipes to chef’d tips, Chef Morgan is helping people live their best lives through a plant-based culinary journey. Everything can be found on her website here

Afro Vegan Society

The Afro-Vegan Society is helping disempowered communities take back control of their health and environment with a vegan lifestyle. Through interviews, recipes and informative social media posts on Instagram, the Afro-Vegan Society shares ways to take on a vegan lifestyle from personal and professional to mental and physical. 

Kai

Kai is the Vegan Rebel, a student posting raw messages and photos on Instagram to promote veganism, the inclusion of non-binary people and mental health. A German citizen, U.S. residents can translate their posts to gain inspiration in loving yourself and others. 

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Heute ist Non-binary-Tag. Ich bin non-binary also nicht-binär. Leider wird mir das nicht geglaubt, solange ich mich als "sie" oder "Frau*" bezeichne. Ich habe einfach noch keinen wirklich passende Bezeichnung für mich gefunden, denn zu großen Teilen identifiziere ich mich auch als Frau/Mutter. Aber eben nicht komplett. Ich habe Gedanken und Gefühle, die sich irgendwo anders verorten. Sie schwanken außerdem und sind nicht immer gleich. Mal bin ich cool mit dem zugeschrieben Label "Frau*" und dann wieder fühlt es sich total unpassend an. In meiner queeren Bubble ist das recht unproblematisch. Unter Hetero- Cismenschen ernte ich eher Kopfschütteln. Als hätte ich mir mit Veganismus, Pansexualität, Schwarzsein und Polyamorie nicht schon genug Verwirrung und Ärger eingehandelt. Sorry- Das bin halt ich. Es ist nicht meine Aufgabe, das Unbehagen und Unsicherheiten Anderer zu mildern. Meine Aufgabe ist es, das Leben zu leben, das sich gut für mich anfühlt. Und meine Herzensangelegenheit ist es, aufzuklären, zu ermutigen und vielleicht auch Gleichgesinnte zu finden. Deshalb ein paar Fakten: Nicht allen Non-binaries (NBs) sieht man "es" an. Es gibt NBs die sich neutral, trans*, inter, mehr maskulin, mehr feminin, schwankend, androgyn fühlen. Manche fühlen sich gar keiner Geschlechtsidentität zugehörig, andere mehreren gleichzeitig. NB hat nicht zwangsläufig mit der sexuellen Orientierung zu tun. Einige bevorzugen neutrale Pronomen wie they oder sier, andere nicht. Ihr seht: Es gibt nicht DIE Non-Binary-Person. Geschlechtsidentitäten sind so vielfältig, wie wir Menschen selbst. Sie sind nichts, was Angst machen muss, sondern eine Bereicherung. Sie bieten Möglichkeiten, sich zugehörig zu fühlen oder aber sich abzugrenzen. Eben wie es sich gut anfühlt. Das ist es, worauf es ankommt. Denn wir haben nur das eine Leben, den einen Körper, das eine Herz. . . . #queer #queervegan #enby #nonbinary #vegan #androgyne #andro #photooftoday #equality #equalityforall #loveislove🌈 #loveislove #queermom #genderqueer #blackqueervegan #rainbowfamily #tomboyx @tomboyx #enbypride #pride

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Mini Eats

If you’re looking for vegan recipes, look no further than Mini Eats for bits of a vegan’s everyday meals. Each Instagram post gives the recipe for the mouthwatering meal in the post, and recipes range from breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert.

If you’re looking for vegan recipes, look no further than Mini Bites for bits of a vegan’s everyday meals. Each Instagram post gives the recipe for the mouthwatering meal in the post, and recipes range from breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert.

Soul Eubanks

Soul Eubanks is a vegan activist who spends his time giving university talks and creating creative works to promote veganism. Soul recently partnered with Qltykntrl Clothing to giveaway shirts that benefit Black Lives Matter, and continues to share foods, tips and information to promote a vegan lifestyle. You can follow his feed on Instagram. 

Diary of a Mad Black Vegan

Jasmine of Diary of a Mad Black Vegan is “your crazy vegan crush.” Posting relatable personal content to Instagram, Jasmine gives a glimpse into the life of a vegan and plant mom. Her YouTube is full of recipes to make anyone’s mouth water from desert to breakfast. Whether you’re looking for a feed boost, or a personality to follow, Jasmine has something for you. 

Nya

Nya is The Fine Vegan: a foodie, plant freak and author. Her colorful Instagram feed has mouthwatering meals, product suggestions and plant tips and tricks. In addition to a pop of color in your Instagram feed, Nya has a free ebook with over 100 recipes, tips and information on how make vegan meals. Find it here

Kylie Hubbard graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in journalism in December 2019 where she was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beacon, and has worked with various organizations in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee through writing, design, communications and marketing. Kylie loves sharing stories, and spending time outdoors.

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