Is there an intersection between being vegetarian and being black? Why or how is it important for us as people of African descent (aka Afrikans) to be vegetarian?
Here is a video I did exploring why I am a black vegetarian.
Why I am a Black Vegetarian.
I see my black community struggling to stay strong and healthy while KFC and Micky D’s entices with the next great nutrient devoid and illness causing yet oh so delectable too many calorie delight.
I am Black Vegetarian because I need my head to be clear so I can see the deception that comes at me from every direction.
I look around me and I see little back girls and little black boys who are already too fat and I can only imagine what their life will be like.
When already they have the problems that used to be grandmas disease.
I am Black Vegetarian because there is too much work to be done and I need to stick around a while to help do it.
Too many my age are sliding down that slippery slope of disease disability and destruction.
I say Sankofa! moving forward by looking back, way back, to what we have forgotten, to what I wasn’t taught, to what my ancestors knew so very well.
I am Black Vegetarian because I need my ears to be open to the wisdom they’re still trying to tell.
So I reach for this apple – gods intended food.
I bite these greens – Mother Nature’s medicine.
I reach back to Imhotep “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
I am Black Vegetarian because it is rightfully mine to claim. It is who am and what I am naturally.
Why are you a black vegetarian?
Tell us why in the comments or post a video response over on YouTube
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