Join the 10 Million Black Vegan Women Movement
Our goal is to help 10 million black women go vegan to change our health paradigm now and for generations to come.
Imagine the impact on ourselves, our families, our communities and our world when 10 million black women go vegan.
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Our Free 21-Day Vegan Fresh Start On-Demand is a life-changing online program that will help you go vegan, get healthy and feel great. Featuring:
All in a supportive community of black women going vegan together.
Since I have started the movement, I’ve lost 13 pounds, my blood pressure is down, and I feel amazing! I can’t thank you enough.
My skin cleared up and I have less aches and pains. I am pleased that my cholesterol went down 20 whole points.
My A1C and blood pressure improved. When I started the program, my A1C was 6.7 and when I had it checked a few days ago, it was 5.6. My blood pressure reading was 128/74. It came down about 9 points.
What really stood out to me the most is the community. I have been so grateful for the positivity, the encouragement, and support that we have given to one another and I think this is just a testament to what we can do when we really come together.
I was so pleased with the recipes. Every dish I prepared was delicious. This is the first time I was able to stay committed partly because I knew there were women like myself on the same journey.
The sisterhood was amazing. I loved how encouraging and supportive everyone was. I also liked how vulnerable so many women allowed themselves to be by sharing their journeys.
of black women have risk factors that lead to the highest rates of stroke among women
The 10 Million Black Vegan Women Movement is a groundbreaking public health intervention that uses plant-based nutrition and community support to address a preventable health crisis among African American women.
Black women experience the highest rates of preventable chronic diseases in the country.
of black women ages 20 and older have heart disease
of black women ages 55 and older have diabetes
of black women overall have diabetes
of black women experience unhealthy weight
black women die of cardiovascular disease every year
are getting infected and dying from COVID-19 in disproportionately high numbers partly because of pre-existing chronic diseases.
as likely to GET COVID-19
as likely to DIE FROM IT
A 2019 study published in Nutrients showed a tremendous potential for plant-based diets to promote health among African Americans.
A 2013 Adventist Health study also showed:
lower odds of hypertension than black omnivores
lower risk of high cholesterol than black omnivores
lower risk of obesity than black omnivores
significantly lower risk of high cholesterol than black vegetarians
According to a 2016 Pew Research Center Study, African Americans are the fastest growing vegan and vegetarian demographic in the country.
The 10 Million Black Vegan Women Movement expands on the phenomenal success of the 10,000 Black Vegan Women program, launched in 2020 by Tracye McQuirter, MPH. More than 15,000 women signed up for the first Free 21-Day Vegan Fresh Start.
We surveyed more than 600 participants and the results were unprecedented:
Tracye McQuirter, MPH, is a vegan change agent, award-winning public health nutritionist, speaker, and best-selling author of By Any Greens Necessary, the first vegan diet book for black women, and Ageless Vegan. She is also the co-creator of the free African American Vegan Starter Guide, with nearly 500,000 copies ordered. Tracye has been helping people go vegan for more than 30 years. The New York Times cited her work as a key factor driving the rise in veganism among African Americans, who are the fastest growing vegan demographic.
In 2020, Tracye created the 10,000 Black Vegan Women program, with more than 15,000 women signing up to go vegan together for 21 days, resulting in extraordinary health benefits. Tracye was also a health advisor for the Black Women’s Health Imperative; an advisor for the Spelman College Wellness Revolution; an adjunct professor at the University of the District of Columbia Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health; the program director of the first federally funded vegan nutrition program, the Veg Society of DC Eat Smart program; and the co-creator of the first vegan website by and for African Americans in 1997.
Stephanie Redcross West is the founder and managing director of Vegan Mainstream. Since starting the company in 2009, Stephanie has been an innovative leader and invaluable resource for vegan professionals, providing results-oriented coaching, marketing strategy, training, and support to help them launch, scale, and maintain successful businesses and organizations that work to ensure a vegan lifestyle is accessible to all.
Mary Beth Olson is the founder of MBO Media and a seasoned publicist of more than 20 years, including representing top brands and celebrities in New York City for nine years. Since starting her own agency based in the Washington, DC area, Mary Beth has followed her passion to promote plant-based brands that are helping to make the world a better place.
Samantha Salmon is an integrative nutrition coach, economist, and community development professional on a mission to eradicate type 2 diabetes in this country and create a culture of health. She is the founder of RawFoodMealPlanner.com and the Raw Food Health Empowerment Podcast. She's also the author of You Can Afford to Be Healthy.
LaCara Reddick is an experienced consultant with nonprofit management, strategic planning, and executive administration expertise. She is skilled at developing and implementing large-scale, mission-driven projects that advance organizational effectiveness and create social impact. As an executive strategic advisor, LaCara has served in key leadership roles at New York City-based nonprofits. Her recent work supports nonprofits focusing on vegan advocacy and the promotion of plant-based lifestyles.
Merlene Vassall is a nonprofit development, management, and fundraising consultant with more than 30 years of experience helping progressive organizations build a more just, healthy, and compassionate world. She has served as a president and board member of the Veg Society of DC, the country’s longest running vegetarian society, and is also the author of The Vampire and The Vegan series of novels.
Annette Harris Powell is an advocate of whole food plant-based diets for women and believes strongly in the rhetoric of food. She is an associate professor of English and Rhetoric at Bellarmine University and has served on a range of educational, arts, and corporate boards for more than a decade.
Kristine Louis has more than 20 years of experience as a health and fitness industry expert with a focus on women. She has an MBA in health services administration, is a certified health coach, and is the owner of Weightless Woman, a wellness coaching business for women entrepreneurs.
Urgent care physician, speaker, and former PCRM associate director of preventive medicine
Associate Medical Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-host of NBC 4’s New York Live and founder of Vegan Sexy Cool
Registered nurse, national board certified health and wellness coach, and founder of Full Circle Health Coaching
Chef, author, and activist creating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system
Strategic consultant with focus on anti-racism, gender equity and intersectional inclusive practices
Strategic advisor, investor, and researcher focused on life sciences, health tech and agriculture
CEO of Fit Life Squad fitness and nutrition company helping women in their prime live healthier
Actor, musician, artist, vegan activist, and co-producer of Earthlings documentary