When Johanna Eeva went vegan, she did what she usually does when something big happens in her life: She got on the internet and began researching. Disheartened by the lack of representation for or by vegans of color, plus the simplistic and prejudicial analysis within various vegan communities, Johanna decided (along with the encouragement from friends) to create the Vegans of Color blog. “We’re not single-issue here,” explains Johanna, “All oppressions are connected.” VOC launched just over a year ago, and now the site boasts ten contributors and a VegNews ’08 Veg Bloggy Award. In this interview Johanna and Joselle Palacios (a VOC blogger) reflect on their journey with the site, the issues that motivate their writing, and the future of the blog.
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