Under the Toadstool is a podcast by three pro-intersectional vegan women, Sarah K. Woodcock, Sonia Chauhan, and Dr. Corey Lee Wrenn.
Click the link below for Episode 8 of Under the Toadstool Podcast – Pax Ahimsa Gethen of funcrunch.org:
This is a special episode (and only around six minutes long). On June 1st, Pax Ahimsa Gethen, a queer Black trans vegan who I have a tremendous amount of respect for, published an essay that really resonated with me and several other vegans. As anyone who is familiar with TAVS (The Advocacy of Veganism Society) knows, TAVS is all about going vegan and educating others to do so. Once someone is vegan, we encourage them to educate others about veganism and provide unequivocal resources on veganism for them to do so. But we understand that vegans are people who come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of challenges — both personal and structural – that can hinder their ability to do advocacy. We approach this reality with resources, encouragement, and support, not shaming and pressuring. Some vegans are made to feel inadequate due to their inability to do advocacy like others do advocacy, and that is totally unacceptable. Pax’s essay really resonated with me so I asked them if they would read it on our podcast. Pax kindly did, and without further ado: