There's a ton of information out there with advice on how to embrace veganism and why it's so important for our health, the environment and for animals. I often get emails asking what books and documentaries helped me, so here's a quick list and a synopsis from Amazon....
I was a vegetarian for 2 years after reading this one-Lots of crude language but effective
"Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as, "Soda is liquid Satan" and "You are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin," it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant."
This book led me directly to vegan eating...a lot of stories from women who look like me-So refreshing and needed when I was getting started.
"Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism. By kicking junk-food habits, the more than thirty contributors all show the way toward longer, stronger, and healthier lives. "
-I looked away and cried while watching this documentary. It is by far the most graphic doc I've ever seen.
"EARTHLINGS is a feature-length documentary about humankind's absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. "
- This book is helpful in explaining the environmental, animal rights and health benefits.
"Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it. "
What books and documentaries helped you get started?
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