Dr. Corey Wrenn is an academic scholar and lecturer of Sociology with the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. In July 2013, she founded the Vegan Feminist Network as an online platform to make vegan feminist theory more available to non-academics. In this interview she talks about the importance of vegan feminism, the role education can play in fighting oppression, and how she incorporates intersectional social justice praxis in her teaching.
Heute möchten wir euch zwei vegan-lebende lesbische Frauen vorstellen, die wir selbst durch den Aktivismus kennen gelernt haben. “Die Margits” sind seit 2007 ein Paar und in der veganen Aktivismuszene neben ihrer Präsenz auf zahlreichen Demos insbesondere für ihre leckeren Sojasteak-Brötchen bekannt. In diesem kurzen Portrait erzählen uns Margit B. und Margit W. uns etwas über ihr Leben und ihre Pläne für eine vegane Zukunft.
Greta Gaard is an ecofeminist writer, scholar, and activist. Her work has been one of the first to integrate queer theory, queer ecology, veganism and animal liberation in ecofeminist studies. She is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she teaches human-animal studies, environmental justice and LGBT literature.
In this interview she talks about how she got involved in ecofeminist activism, her academic work on ecofeminism, the early backlash against the study of ecofeminism, and why the climate crisis is also a feminist issue.
Lauren Karl is an actress, comedian and personal trainer who was born in the USA. She moved to London (England) for her masters degree in theatre, where she now lives. In her performances, she explores different characters, ranging from Drag King to Burlesque performer. Lauren has been vegan for 8 years and also talks about veganism in her own YouTube channel "Just veganin", which she started about a year ago.
Geertrui Cazaux is a criminology and environmental sciences graduate, who explored the sociology of human-animal relations during her PhD on anthropocentrism and speciesism in contemporary criminology which she finished in 2002. She later worked in youth care, as a policy advisor. She now stays at home full-time due to chronic disease and enjoys gardening, taking care of other animals as well as blogging on Crip HumAnimal, Graswortels, and Brugesvegan.
Lisa Kemmerer is a philosopher-activists and professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University Billings. Her work and activism include anymals, the environment, and disempowered human beings. To date, “Dr. K” has written and edited nine books and is tirelessly working on a series of projects, while teaching full time.
In this interview, Lisa talks about her way to activism, the value of verbal activism, how sexism and male privilege still prevail in the movement, her survey on harassment and discrimination in nonprofit organizations, and her studies in religion. She further discusses her new work on the role of violence in the anymal rights and liberation movement, and the ways in which it has shaped both our activism and activists.
Wotko (Gerardo Tristan) is a queer Nahuatl, anti-speciesist activist and community organizer with a wide range of experience in indigenous, LGBTQTS, animal rights and food justice activism. He was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and is now living in The United States of America. He talks about how growing up in Mexico shaped himself and his activism, the challenges he encounters as a Mexican activist in the United States, the importance of coming together as an activist community, and how reclaiming traditional foods benefits humans, non-humans, and our planet.
Clare Madrigal works as a LGBTQ resource nurse and has also been a vegan and animal rights activist since 2014.
She lives in Washington D.C., USA, with her wife and their dog. She is also officially certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and uses her knowledge when when talking to her patients about improving their diets.
Karolina Skowron advocates for farmed animals as the Corporate Relations Director at Fundacja Alberta Schweitzera in Poland. She is also involved in the feminist movement and openly speaks about being lesbian. She uses her lifelong experience in activism to make connections between these movements and to inspire others to widen both their circle of compassion and activism.
Carol J. Adams, feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and independent scholar talks about the development of the concepts introduced in 'The Sexual Politics of Meat' since her book was first published in 1990, the dangers of single-issue foci, why it is crucial to constantly educate ourselves as activists, the importance of self-care, and how to stay positive in an oppressive world.
With this blog we want to explore interconnections of oppression and enhance visibility for vegan living minorities and marginalised groups, whilst at the same time joining forces to work towards liberation for all beings.