Encompass Essays

Encompass Essays: Pursuing Racial Equity in Animal Advocacy is a collection of essays written by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as we work to create a more just animal protection movement.

White Veganism Doesn’t Serve Me Either: A White Vegan’s Perspective

From academia to animal advocacy, white supremacy culture permeates liberal spaces. It’s time to turn reflection into action.

How Philanthropy in Farmed Animal Advocacy Reinforces White Bubbles

Most funders and leaders in the farmed animal advocacy movement are white. That needs to change.

Chinese Eyes: Exploring Identity and White Supremacy in Animal Rights

It’s taken me years, but I’m beginning to understand how a white supremacy culture has shaped my life and my advocacy, and how to change this narrative.

As a Black Man, I Felt Uncomfortable Becoming an Animal Activist

Animal liberation won’t happen until Black, Brown, and Indigenous people have equity in the animal protection movement.

Racism in Me, the Movement, and the Meat Industry

Seeing racism in myself was the first step to confronting it in the animal advocacy movement—and in the system we’re working to change.

What I’ve Learned By Applying an Antiracist Framework to My Animal Advocacy

As a Black woman, I’ve learned through critical reflection the importance of applying an antiracist framework to my animal advocacy. It’s been a long time coming.

How Confronting My White Privilege Is Making Me a Better Animal Activist

What happens when a longtime animal activist begins to recognize their role in white supremacy culture? They decide to become part of the solution.

The Need for Ethical Consistency in Animal Advocacy

To achieve animal rights, we must strive to make ethical decisions aligned with our values and work toward collective liberation for all.

Encompass Essays Series to Be Published by Lantern Books

The 12-part series investigates racism in the farmed animal protection movement and examines ways in which movement leaders can cultivate racial equity within their organizations and personally within themselves.

Oppression Without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy

Twenty-first-century advocacy embraces cross-over between issue areas, giving us the best chance for holistic, sustained, transformative justice for all.