Dairy: white lies

Dairy: white lies by Pax Ahimsa Gethen is such an important read. Recently I also read an article in Le Nouvel Obs similar to the NY times article.

This paper was mentioned, it’s free to download.

A thought crossed my mind just now while reading a vegan blog: we criticise fast food culture out of privilege. When I was forced to eat dairy in spite of my lactose intolerance (I did not know I had), growing up as vegetarian (:. fed LOTS of dairy), I’d throw away my lunch or rather give it to a stray dog and bought chips or dholl puri, the only thing I could afford with a coin when I was given any pocket money was that, Mauritian fast food (incidentally vegan). Other days I’d starve just because I felt grossed out by what I was given for lunch. Even that was probably better than dairy.


Black Businesses to support this season

I wrote this on Buy Black Friday but why restrict oneself to one day, we have a season ahead and it’s great to support Black-owned cruelty-free vegan or vegan-friendly businesses any day. Many of us shop online from the US.
Shipping is only horrendously high from big white-owned businesses and for the kind without tracking but my stuff got here so far with the cheap shipping (it’s actually airmail) and it was fast enough.

Repost from Natalie Cartledge on facebook:

As a black vegan,I always try my best to support our people’s businesses,especially when it comes to beauty products. I thought that the most difficult thing was to find black owned items that were also cruelty-free. I was very lucky to find a few businesses that are both black owned and cruelty-free.
Nubian Heritage
Afrikan Republic
Shea Moisture
If you know of more black owned businesses that are also cruelty free, please let me know

Ginger+Liz and TheLipBar are vegan-friendly. Or look out for books, art, accessories or fashion. There’s a free ebook thrown in the previous link πŸ™‚ See a long list of merchants below.

On Ferguson, I’m hoping blog readers would look at the tweets and likes. There are so many good articles by Black voices, which are the ones that matter now. I’m under the weather and my voice hardly matters anyway.

lynching Police kill Black Americans at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow era lynchings

The Longer list

Copied from poc-creators


Chocolate Sushi Couture – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chocolate-Sushi-Couture/312085040569?sk=info&tab=page_info

Dress Maker By Olivia – https://www.facebook.com/DressMakerByOlivia?pnref=lhc

Jibri – http://www.etsy.com/shop/jibrionline

KAntoinette Lingerie – https://www.etsy.com/shop/kantoinette

Monif C – http://monifc.com/

Nakimuli – http://www.nakimuli.com/

Onion – http://www.whitneymero.com/

Shavonne Dorsey – http://www.shavonnedorsey.com/

Sofistafunk – http://sofistafunk.com/

Quelly Rue – http://www.quellyrue.bigcartel.com/

Yes Lioness – http://yeslioness.com/


CandidArt Accessories – http://www.candidartaccessories.com/

Brassfly Studio – https://www.etsy.com/shop/brassflystudio

Lingua Negra – linguanigra.com

Simone’s Boutique – http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimonesBoutique

Rachel Stewart Jewelry – http://rachelstewartjewelry.com/

Peace Images Jewelry – http://peaceimages.bigcartel.com/

Jypsea Outlet Shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/JypseaOUTLETShop

MBellish by Charmega – https://www.etsy.com/shop/MBellishbycharmega

JazJewelz – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazjewelz

Rock Candy Earrings – http://www.etsy.com/shop/RockCandyEarrings

Pieces by Keke – https://www.etsy.com/shop/piecesbykeke

Art, Collectibles and DΓ©cor

African American Art – http://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericanArt/

Divine Violette – cool masquerade masks – https://www.etsy.com/shop/DivineViolette

Blended Designs – http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlendedDesignsLLC

Tamesha Artistry http://www.etsy.com/shop/TameshaArtistry

Christoff Davis – https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristoffDavis

Reflektion Design https://www.etsy.com/shop/reflektiondesign

Veronica Marche Illustration and Design – http://www.veronicamarche.com/


Simply Scents by Shan – http://www.simplyscentsbyshan.com/


Cocoa Girl in Lush – https://www.etsy.com/shop/cocoagirlnlush

Keep on Givin – https://www.etsy.com/shop/keepongivin

Shepiji – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Shepiji

Lily Bow Originals https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilyBowOriginals

Rogue Stitches – https://www.etsy.com/shop/RogueStitches

Sew Regal Embroidery – https://www.etsy.com/shop/sewregal

Ladieloops – http://www.ladieloops.com/