Ways to make your vegfest or vegan event more fat friendly

One of the main reasons to have a veg event, or veg fest is to welcome people into the movement, as well as encourage community and bonding with existing members. Events act like they’re welcome to everyone, but rarely put thought into what welcoming means besides just saying it. Here are some concrete ways to… Continue reading Ways to make your vegfest or vegan event more fat friendly

The difficulty of being fat and getting a job in the movement

We know that the animal movement has a long history of fatphobic culture, messaging, and behavior. Fat vegans are not included in regular spaces that non fat vegans exist happily in, including working full time in the animal movement. Is it only that thin, white, stereotypical beautiful people care about animals? Of course not. So… Continue reading The difficulty of being fat and getting a job in the movement

The Vegan Movement Must Stop Fat Shaming

The vegan movement needs to do better. WE need to do better. Fatphobic, sexist ads like this, put out by PCRM only hurt our movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzngoAUoNM . Flying can cause anxiety for many people, but flying while fat is a true gauntlet of fear, dirty looks, stigma, pain, and humiliation. We cannot pride ourselves on ethics… Continue reading The Vegan Movement Must Stop Fat Shaming