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Black Women in Green Spaces
Many countries are pulling into another week of #BlackLivesMatter protests. PoweredByPlant stands for an inclusive, ethical, and sustainable plant-based community. Let’s take this opportunity to empower and the black females in our community that are passionate about plants, sustainability, and our earth! Here are a few to start you off!
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Do you believe we can create a kinder world? I do. It starts with us. When I became vegan in 2011 people called it radical. Even strangers would want to argue with me about how my being vegan couldn’t make much of a difference in the suffering of animals. I was regularly confronted with the message: why even bother. Now, 9 nears later, veganism has become mainstream. Even non-vegans are eating less meat and dairy, and becoming vegan has become a goal for many. The way things are now is what is truly radical. Radically wrong. If we want to live in a kinder and more compassionate world we must be that: kind and compassionate. We must teach our children to be that, and challenge our community to do the same. We must make kindness and compassion mainstream, so that it’s no longer acceptable to act otherwise. And we must challenge ourselves to be kind and compassionate when it isn’t what we feel like doing. I have so much more to say about this, but I’ll leave at that for now. Peace & love, Jenné ❤️
We adore her positive vibes!
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🌸 As a black woman passionate about plant-based nutrition & studying to become a doctor, I’ve had to grow very comfortable looking up to people who don’t look anything like me. – Comfortable often feeling like an outsider ~ but pushing through despite it. – 🌱 I have a lot of goals of my page, and one of them is to be a reminder that no matter who dominates the field you’re passionate about, there’s a spot at the table if you’re willing to fight for it. (Though you may have hurdles some do not). – 💕 I wanted to welcome the new IG fam with a general intro about what my page is all about. – With Beets By Brooke I hope to: 👉🏾 Explore the overlap of race, culture & food 👉🏾 Share my journey to becoming a doctor 👉🏾 Encourage mindfulness in all aspects of life 👉🏾 Support companies I love 👉🏾 Help y’all remember to love yourself, live your truth & lose the scale #AntiDietCulture 👉🏾 Share the complexities of relationships with food 👉🏾 Intentionally provide knowledge from: • medical school • my masters of public health • culinary medicine • the nutrition certification course • my own health journey & other resources that I think will benefit y’all – 💁🏾♀️ Of course, it’s difficult to try and describe my page since I see it as an extension of myself (and plot twist, humans are complicated). – 🌸 Thank y’all for helping my voice reach more than I could have ever dreamed. I am endlessly grateful.
Armed with her knowledge in nutrition, medicine, and more, Brooklynne is on a mission to cultivate healthy, plant-based living for herself and others! Loaded with information about building a nutritious diet, she is sensitive to different circumstances and various privileges.
Brooklynne also highlights the impact of racist systems and fundamentals on nutrition and healthcare. Her platform is an amazing place to educate ourselves on the many branches in which racism affects the communities around us.
She’s since been featured on VegNews, and her 2 adorable cats are just lovely additions!
Featured here is Tabitha’s French Raisin Cinnamon Toast, just one of the many delectable vegan recipes available on her platforms! An influencer on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok (!!), Tabitha has garnered a huge following of over 2 million on Instagram and over 3 million on TikTok.
Her comforting and warm personality makes me feel like I’m wrapped in a cosy burrito blanket when with late-night thunderstorms! Whether you adore whipping up some vegan delights, or simply want a wholesome “Hello there” self-love talk, Tabitha is definitely the one to check out.
Tabitha’s warmth has spread far, and she’s since been featured on the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Buzzfeed News. As someone who enjoys winding down in cosiness, the vibes Tabitha gives her audience are just perfect for me. Thank you, Tabitha, for the love you share!
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Day 62/66: Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows Although scrolling through Instagram will sure make you feel like it is I got a couple messages of people saying “wow you must never have a bad day, you are always so positive” Every single person has bad days In fact the last 4 weeks have been a real struggle for me 😅 I have been dealing with a very big decision in my life I am very uncertain about a lot of things and feel like I am having a quarter life existential crisis 😬 Things have not been smooth AT ALL I choose not to talk about the negatives but rather how I deal with them The ups and downs of life happen to all of us What makes the difference is how we handle the ride 🤔 Even in my worst days, I still get my butt to the gym and make sure I do the things that make me feel better Especially on those days, I need that extra boost so I don’t get sucked into my anxiety and let my whole day be ruined I put on my fav song and dance my butt off because that’s what puts a smile on my face 💃🏽 I choose to make the best of what life throws at me because I know it could be worse One quote that will forever stick with me is: “Even the bad days are a privilege” Ain’t that the truth 🙌🏽 What helps you through tough times? #gymshark66 @gymshark
Armed with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, Pearl is all about healthy living! As someone who loves working out at home, her workout videos are my favourite to watch and keep in mind for my routines.
Healthy living isn’t just about the exercise, but diet is crucial too. Pearl’s feed is full of mouth-watering eats and recipe recommendations. And, they’re plant-based (even better)! Pearl is a great person to follow to fill your feed with sustainable plant-based goodness!
From California, Leah is an environmental activist that has since been featured on Vogue and Buzzfeed. Her work gears mainly towards environmental intersectionality – a topic that remains obscure despite its importance.
Intersectional environmentalism is an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet. – Leah Thomas, Why Every Environmentalist Should be Anti-Racist with Vogue
In a time when anti-racism advocacy is at its peak, as environmentalists, it’s crucial that we examine how environmentalism applies to various marginalised communities. Leah is an incredible personality with plentiful resources for us to educate ourselves. Keep a lookout for her personal platform coming soon!
We hope that this article is useful in spicing up your sustainable home feed. Remember to sign petitions, donate if you have the resources to, and stay safe!