Jasmin Singer is a worldwide leading expert on veganism and a coveted speaker on topics including radical body positivity, LGBTQ+ advocacy and how to be a true ally, and how anyone can transition to a plant-based diet as a way to protect the planet and the animals. She is the author of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan (Hachette, 2020) and Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir (Berkley, 2016). Jasmin also narrated the audiobook for both. She is also the editor of the anthology, Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation (Lantern, 2021).
Along with animal law professor Mariann Sullivan, Jasmin is the co-host of the long-running Our Hen House podcast, an award-winning show (honored several times by the Webbys) that centers around animal rights. She is the former Senior Editor for VegNews Magazine—the world’s leading plant-based media brand—and the longtime love columnist and celebrity interviewer. Her interviews have included Joaquin Phoenix, Cory Booker, Mena Suvari, Tig Notaro, and Bob Barker.
As a speaker, she’s toured the US and beyond and presented the Tedx talk “Compassion Unlocks Identity” to a sold-out crowd of two-thousand people at Asbury Park, NJ’s Paramount Theater. She went on a successful 65-city book tour when Always Too Much and Never Enough was published. She’s been featured on NPR, CNN, as well as in publications including The Atlantic, Women’s Health, Yahoo, and New York Daily News. She was named a “40 Under 40” by The Advocate.
Jasmin has been seen in documentaries including The Ghosts In Our Machine and Vegucated; has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show; and has contributed to a number of anthologies, including Running Eating Thinking; Defiant Daughters; Voices for Animal Liberation; Queer & Trans Voices; and Circles of Compassion.
As an actor, Jasmin starred in the film The Bra Mitzvah and has appeared in national television commercials. She’s been seen in theater in NYC and Los Angeles, where she also performed stand-up comedy and was a regular emcee for charity events. She holds a BFA in Acting from Pace University, and is a certified holistic health counselor.
Jasmin is a long-time activist across many realms, including animal activism, LGBTQ activism, and antiracism. She is the parent to several elderly rescue dogs and an annoyed cat.
A Queer Truth: Confronting and Ending LGBTQ+ Trauma
When it comes to collective trauma, the pain that so many in the LGBTQ+ community have experienced is profound—despite the fact that many who thrive in heteronormative culture are under the impression that the queer community is no longer oppressed. Though in some ways we have come a long way, those on the margins of the LGBTQ+ community still often live without legal protections for work and/or public accommodations. So what is it that the LGBTQ movement needs in order to find liberation? The answer starts with acknowledging that our trauma from decades of violence aimed at us is a recent wound, and for certain corners of our community, is an injury currently being inflicted. This talk explores how to express true allyship towards your LGBTQ+ family, neighbors, and community members and contribute to a seismic shift towards a society that practices inclusivity and radical compassion.
What I Gained: Radical Body Positivity, Compassion, and You
This personal talk about self-love in the midst of self-change will speak to anyone who has looked in the mirror only to be faced with disappointment, or even despair. What I Gained uses Jasmin’s roundabout journey toward self-acceptance as a way to discuss the changing body that will confront us all at some point, especially in middle-age. This uplifting talk puts compassion at the core of our identities, examines how our food choices can impact the way we relate to the world and to ourselves, and explains how to stop allowing weight (or weight-gain) to have a stranglehold on our lives and our self-esteem.
How to Go Vegan: It’s Easier, More Affordable, and Tastier Than You Think
During these difficult days, it is more imperative than ever to become conscious and conscientious about what (and who) we are consuming. Lucky for us, a plant-based lifestyle happens to be palate-expanding, community-building, and the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the planet. This talk explores how to go vegan (or closer to vegan) even if you’re on a budget, have a busy schedule, and don’t have the first clue as to what you’ll eat.
Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir
One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.
Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation
A collection of writings by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as they work to create a more just animal protection movement.
Our Hen House produces insightful, inspiring podcasts that change the world for animals. On the signature Our Hen House podcast, hosts Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan talk to everyone from artists and authors to educators and politicians who are working to end the exploitation of animals. These dynamic conversations will appeal to anyone who cares about animals and wants to be a part of a better world. The OHH podcast has been honored several times by the coveted Webby Awards.