Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Trendy fast fashion and capitalism, Harsh chemical pollution in natural springs, These are a few of my favourite things.

About a week ago,  I caught the trailer of the up and coming documentary River Blue following a conservationist who infiltrates one of the world’s most pollutive industries examining the destruction of our rivers and its effect on humanity. It was enough to send me to a dark corner rocking fetal position consoling in happy… Continue reading Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Trendy fast fashion and capitalism, Harsh chemical pollution in natural springs, These are a few of my favourite things.

Why are White Vegans SHOOK When You Talk About White Supremacy and Capitalism? (btw they should be)

Striving with Systems

IMG_6563 The animalization of blackness is nothing new. Authors Che Gossett and Aph Ko explore it in their respective works.

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to have been interviewed by Marla Rose in the Vegan Rock Star feature on her site Vegan Feminist Agitator. In response to one of her questions I gave the following answer:

“Animal exploitation is the bedrock of imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-heteropatriarchy. You want to abolish oppression, you gotta include other species.”

Apparently that phrase is a trigger for a lot of white readers, including this one:FullSizeRender (2)

My question is—what is it about acknowledging the role of white supremacy in animal exploitation that strikes discomfort and (in some cases) outright rage in those white vegans? The history of white supremacy and western imperialism is the history of animal oppression. The shared traumas of black bodies and animal bodies make our liberation inseparable. Let’s examine the…

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