I have only just recently discovered Sistah Vegan, via a Racialicious article about the presenting face of sustainable food culture — namely that the publicized face of sustainable food, local food, slow food, all that FOOD stuff, seems to be white men. I don’t really agree with that (at least not in its simplified version right here), but I am a very strong believer in INTERSECTIONALITY.
Just as it’s difficult to tease out the different threads of what make you YOU — am I a mother? a daughter? an activist? a scholar? — it’s pretty difficult to separate a lot of social problems from each other. You can’t be feminist and ignore racism; you can’t be in favour of sustainable agriculture and ignore poverty, social injustice, bigotry, and so on. Fortunately, there are projects like Food From the Hood, and Sistah Vegan, talking about food consciousness and racism and all that good stuff, all together.