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Black Vegans Rock

Black Vegans Rock was founded by Aph Ko after she wrote the first list that spotlighted 100 Black Vegans for Striving with Systems back in June 2015. She decided to research and compile a list of influential Black vegans who were doing incredible work to dismantle the stereotype that veganism was a “white person’s” thing. After releasing the list, she received emails from Black vegans all over the world who wanted to be featured on the list as well. Some people told her that they had a vegan organization and they wanted to get it in front of other Black vegans. Since Aph didn’t want to add on to the 100 Black Vegans list, she decided to create a platform devoted to spotlighting incredible Black vegans every day.

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Aph Ko is the co-author of a new book (published through Lantern Books) titled Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters. She has a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies, and an M.A. in Communication and Cultural/Media Studies. Aph is an indie digital media producer, and she served as the Associate Producer for the documentary film Always in Season.